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Veneers help fix various dental problems. A few dental issues that are resolved by the use of veneers include tooth discoloration, worn down teeth, chipped and/or broken teeth, misaligned teeth, a misshapen tooth, and small gaps between teeth as well. The process is typically done over the course of three separate dentist visits. The first visit is the consultation. The second visit allows your dentist to properly fitted the veneer to your natural tooth. The third appointment is when the dentist permanently adheres the veneer to your tooth. Due to modern techniques in dentistry , veneers can be manufactured to be thin enough to bond directly onto your existing tooth surface. Although in a majority of cases, removal of a very thin layer of tooth enamel is required. No need to fear, the dentist only removes a layer as thin as the veneer itself! This is done so the dentist can properly fit the new veneer to the surface of your tooth so it will look as natural as the possible.
Veneers are utilized to improve any of the following:
More often than not, our favorite foods and drinks tend to stain our teeth. Stain can also arise from smoking as well as from natural aging. Veneers are available in many shades to match your natural tooth or you can even opt for that Hollywood white look.
Size & Shape
Teeth come in many shapes and sizes. Some lack define size and shape while others have the problem of wearing down their teeth size and shape due to bad habits such as jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Veneers can be shaped and sized in whichever way is most comfortable and flattering to your face.
Alignment & Spacing
Veneers can also be used to close any small gaps in between teeth. Veneers can also slightly correct a minor alignment issue in your smile.
What To Expect
It is vital that you communicate the desired look and feel you want to achieve with your dentist! Ensure that your dentist knows exactly what you do and don’t like about your smile. Be detailed and descriptive. Supply your dentist with sample pictures of your desired smile to help ensure your dentist gets a clear and vivid idea of the smile you want. Once your dentist has a clear understanding of the smile you want, he then trims about half a millimeter off the tooth enamel to prepare for the tooth for veneer application. Next a mold of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental lab to prepare the veneers. When the veneers arrive, they are fitted and then cemented onto your tooth.
Costs of veneers vary depending on what kind of crown's material you decide to opt for, as well as your location. Most dental insurance do not cover the cost of veneers and the cost of may vary from $600.00 to $1500.00.