improve the color and contour of your teeth.
If you have chipped or stained teeth, you have several solutions available to you, from teeth whitening to professional teeth cleaning sessions. These options may not be entirely effective, however, especially if your teeth are severely misaligned or worn down.
Placing veneers is one of 04 Dental’s most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike dentures or dental crowns, veneers are permanent, and you should take steps to ensure that this is the right solution for you.
In this article, we will be taking an in-depth look at dental veneers, the different types available, eligibility to receive them, and their costs. Keep reading to learn more
What are Dental Veneers?
A veneer is a thin piece or shell of porcelain that is attached to the teeth. The objective of veneers is not only to restore the natural and healthy appearance of a tooth but also to increase the tooth’s functionality and strength.
Like dentures, veneers are custom-made for your teeth and are attached directly to your natural teeth’s enamel during a series of dental procedures. Veneers are one of the most comprehensive and versatile cosmetic dental solutions available to patients, and they can be used to address a wide range of issues and can help boost the patient’s confidence.
Here are some ways Veneers can help:
- The restoration of cracked, chipped, or broken teeth,
- Filling unattractive gaps,
- Covering stains, yellowing, or discoloration,
- Giving your teeth a straight and white appearance.
There are three types of veneers, namely porcelain veneers, Lumineers, and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are, by far, the most common as they can have a lifespan of up to twenty years. If you have problems with the shape or color of your teeth, porcelain veneers are also best to address these issues.
Placing veneers is a relatively straightforward process that can require one or two dental visits. When placing veneers, local anesthesia is usually not necessary. If you have sensitive teeth, however, you can ask your 04 Dental care provider to provide you with pain management or sedation that is suitable.
First, your dentist will clean the tooth that is receiving the veneer to determine the correct shade. Then, they will remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneer.
The next step in the procedure involves making an impression of your tooth for the creation of the veneer and placing a temporary with spot etching in the center.
After receiving the veneer from the laboratory, your dentist will schedule a second session to remove the temporary veneer and to clean your tooth with pumice and water in preparation for the permanent veneer.
The permanent dental veneer is then etched, rinsed, air dried, and attached to the tooth with cement. It is then light-cured to the natural tooth for around one minute, and then the edges are polished. After placing your permanent veneer, your 04 Dental care provider will schedule a follow-up session to ensure that they are comfortable and that there are no potential issues.
Caring for Your Veneers
After receiving your veneers, you must take exceptional care of your teeth to prolong your veneers’ lifespan. As you would with regular teeth, brush your teeth twice per day, floss after every meal, and visit your dentist at least twice per year.
Use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste, and try to limit coffee and tobacco consumption.
Benefits of Veneers
Dental veneers are popular solutions for a wide range of dental problems. The benefits of placing veneers include the following:
- Complete results regarding aesthetics and functionality on only two dental visits
- Veneer customizability to suit your facial features and personal requests
- Veneers will give your teeth a natural appearance
- The procedure to place veneers is non-invasive and relatively painless and with veneers, you will see permanent results
Who is a Candidate for Veneers?
A candidate for veneers is someone who wants to improve the color and contour of their teeth. Veneers may be a suitable solution for minor cosmetic issues as well as severe misalignments and discoloration. People who are not satisfied with the results of teeth whitening may also opt for veneers to improve the color of their teeth.
To derive optimal benefit from veneers, you must be in good dental health, and your teeth have to be in a condition to serve as foundations for your veneers. If your teeth don’t have sufficient enamel, the veneer will not adhere sufficiently to your teeth.
If you suffer from tooth decay, gum disease like periodontitis, or excess cavities, veneer placing can be a challenge, and you may not see long-term results.
If you suffer from any of these conditions, the good news is that the team at 04 Dental can offer you restorative dental services to repair your teeth so that they are in a condition to accommodate veneers.
If you grind your teeth, you may also not be a suitable candidate to receive veneers. Although porcelain is relatively sturdy, grinding can cause your veneers to crack. Grinding your teeth is often the result of under- or overbites, and you should contact 04 Dental’s offices to seek treatment for grinding before receiving veneer placement.
The Average Price of Veneers in Austin
In Austin, you can expect the cost of veneers to be anywhere from $500 to $1,900 per tooth application. The cost of porcelain veneers depends on whether the veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin, the procedures necessary to prepare your teeth, and the dentist that you choose.
Choose 04 Dental for Your Veneers
At 04 Dental, we prioritize the quality of the service and products that we provide to patients to ensure the longest possible veneer lifespan, functionality, and appearance.
If you value affordability, customer service, and immediate results, look no further than 04 Dental. Our dental professionals are skilled, qualified, and experienced with veneers. Contact us today to learn more about dental veneers and to schedule your first dental session.
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