If you want to improve the look of your smile and address cosmetic concerns like tooth discoloration, cracks, or gaps, dental veneers may be the ideal solution for your needs. This popular treatment is highly versatile, as it can correct a wide range of tooth imperfections. Veneers are often used at 32ology Dental Studio to create brighter, more even-looking teeth, helping patients enhance their overall smile appearance and achieve a boost in self-confidence.
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What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a type of dental veneer composed of a thin layer of durable ceramic. These custom-made shells are attached to the front surface of your existing teeth to conceal unwanted dental concerns and create an overall more uniform smile. The porcelain material is color-matched to your surrounding teeth and carefully shaped to ensure the most natural-looking results.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?
Porcelain veneers can be highly beneficial for patients with varying cosmetic dental needs. Common concerns that can be treated with veneers include:
- Tooth chips or cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Mild misalignment
- Stains or discoloration
- Uneven or short teeth
During your appointment, our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Argina Kudaverdian, will determine if porcelain veneers are the most appropriate option for your dental needs. In some cases, an alternative like porcelain crowns or teeth whitening may be recommended.
What Does the Porcelain Veneers Process Involve?
The porcelain veneer treatment process can typically be completed in two to three dental appointments. During your first appointment, impressions are taken of your teeth to create a wax-up of the final veneers, after having a discussion of what your needs and expectations are. Once the wax-up design is tried on and approved, we go ahead and prepare the teeth at the next appointment and take a final impression to send to the lab. The lab creates a custom set of veneers that match your natural shape and color of your existing teeth. The preparation appointment involves removing a thin layer of your enamel to create space for the new veneers. Once this is complete, your porcelain veneers can be securely attached or bonded to your teeth in the final appointment. With proper care, you can expect your veneers to last for many years.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
A single porcelain veneer can cost anywhere from $900 to $3,000, depending on several factors. The details of your treatment plan — such as the veneer material and how many veneers you are receiving — as well as the expertise of your dentist and geographic area of their practice can all influence how much you can expect to pay. The best way to learn how much your veneer treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with an experienced dentist.
Learn if Porcelain Veneers Are Right for You
Porcelain veneers can be a great option for improving the look of your smile. If you are interested in learning how porcelain veneers can help you obtain your dream smile, please contact our team at 32ology Dental Studio today!