dental veneers

Ready for a new smile? Veneers might be for you.


What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are securely bonded to the front surface of tooth. These shells are precisely color-matched to create a natural appearance that can make teeth appear straighter and more radiant. They are then bonded to the teeth using dental adhesive. The number of veneers requires varies depending on the desired outcome, which ranges from addressing specific issues to achieving a more symmetrical smile. 

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The Benefits of Veneers


Veneers offer an excellent solution for transforming your smile. Consider veneers to achieve the healthier, happier smile you’ve always wanted.


Natural Look

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Stain Resistant

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Low Maintenance

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Quick Smile Transformation

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How Long Do Veneers Last?

The longevity of veneers can vary depending on factors such as the material used, oral hygiene practices, and individual habits. On average, porcelain veneers can last between 10 to 15 years – and sometimes longer with proper care. Composite resin veneers may have a slightly shorter lifespan, typically around 5 to 7 years. Regular check-ups and diligent oral hygiene routines can help extend the lifespan of your veneers. 

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The Veneers Process: Your Step-by-Step Guide

The porcelain veneer process typically takes three (3) visits, starting with a consultation to see if veneers are right for you.  


The Your dentist will discuss your goals and concerns. They will evaluate your teeth, take X-rays, and discuss whether veneers are suitable for you.

Tooth Preparation

Your teeth will be prepared for the veneers to be placed. A small amount of enamel is typically removed from the front surface of the teeth for proper veneer placement.

Mold and Veneer Creation

After prepping your teeth, your dentist will take a mold of the teeth and send it to a lab for your porcelain veneers to be created.

Temporary Veneers

During While your permanent veneers are being crafted, temporary veneers may be placed to protect your prepared teeth. 

Veneer Bonding

At the final appointment, the dentist will check the fit and color match and make any necessary adjustments. The veneers are then permanently bonded to your teeth using dental adhesive. 


How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate for Veneers

You may be a good candidate for veneers if you have healthy teeth and gums, but want to address issues like discoloration, chipping, or minor misalignment.  
Here are some signs you might be a good candidate for dental veneers: 

  • Healthy teeth and gums: You have good overall oral health, with no active gum disease or untreated cavities.  
  • Tooth Structure: Adequate tooth enamel is necessary to support the veneer.  
  • Cosmetic concerns:  If you have stained, discolored, chipped, or mildly misaligned teeth.  
  • Good Oral Health habits: Candidates should have consistent oral hygiene habits and be committed to maintaining their oral health to ensure the longevity of the veneers. 
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Types of Veneers

There are two main types of veneers: porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from high-quality dental ceramic that are custom-crafted to match the natural color and shape of your teeth. They are highly durable, resistant to staining, and can lasty for many years.  
Composite veneers are created using a tooth-colored resin material that is directly applied and shaped on the teeth. While they can be more affordable than porcelain veneers, they are generally less resistant to staining and may require more frequent maintenance or replacement over time.


Cost of Veneers

There The cost of veneers can vary based on several factors. These factors include the material used, the number of veneers needed, the complexity of the case, and the location of the dental practice. On average, porcelain veneers tend to be more expensive due to their durability and natural appearance. 

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Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers, costing between $250 and $1,500 per tooth against $925 to $2,500 for porcelain veneers. When comparing composite veneers to porcelain veneers, composite veneers require fewer dental visits for placement and are fastened more quickly and efficiently. On the other hand, composite veneers are not as strong or long-lasting as porcelain veneers. Composite resin veneers are only good for five to seven years, whereas porcelain is suitable for 10-15 year

After the teeth have been prepared, molds are taken. Afterward, you and your dentist will use a shade guide to figure out how to match the color of your natural teeth as precisely as possible. The molds and shade guide are then sent to a lab to become custom veneers.

It may take a week or two for the lab to return the veneers to your dentist. In the meantime, your dentist can make you a temporary veneer to wear until your next appointment. The temporary veneer is only meant to be worn for a short time. When eating with the temporary veneers, use extra caution. Make sure you don't eat anything that could fracture or damage your teeth.

A 3D dental printer can now create veneers. A 3D dental printer employs new resins and a ceramic-filled hybrid material to make veneers.

3D printed veneers are substantially faster than porcelain or composite resin veneers. There's no need to take imprints of your teeth and then ship them off to a lab to be turned into models.

A dentist can utilize a computerized dental scanner and a 3D printer to make the imprints. After that, they'll be able to print a replica of your mouth. There will be no more waiting for the models to be returned from the lab. For the patient, this removes the need for a follow-up appointment.

A 3D dental printer can make veneers with incredible precision, giving you and your dentist confidence that they'll fit your mouth correctly.

When it comes to Lumineers vs. veneers, knowing the benefits and drawbacks might help you decide which option is ideal for you. Veneers and Lumineers are both "shells" that are placed over a tooth's surface. Lumineers are about half the thickness of veneers, so they're less intrusive because they don't require the dentist to remove any enamel. Veneers require more time and effort since the tooth must be shaved down to accommodate the thickness of the material that will be applied to the surface


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