Renew Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Renew Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Jul 15, 2021

Are you struggling with various cosmetic dental issues and looking for a reputable dental office to help you overcome your dental imperfections? If tooth staining and discoloration, misshapen teeth, and gap teeth have gotten in the way of your self-confidence, you may be a candidate for veneer teeth.

A veneer is a thin custom shell used to improve a tooth’s appearance. The veneer is cemented or bonded to the tooth’s front surface to mask any glaring irregularities or imperfections, resulting in a more attractive smile.

Please call Newburyport Family Dental today to find out more about this cosmetic treatment.

Reasons for Veneers

You may consider getting custom veneers if you’re interested in:

  • Masking or improving the aesthetics of a discolored smile.
  • Restoring chipped or broken teeth.
  • Closing gaps between teeth.
  • Correcting minor teeth misalignment.
  • Improving the appearance of misshapen or unusually small teeth.
  • Rebuilding worn teeth.

A great benefit of veneers is that they can fix two or more problems at once. For example, an individual with stained teeth that are also slightly misaligned can solve both problems using custom veneers.

Types of Dental Veneers

Veneers are fabricated from porcelain (ceramic) or composite resin material.

Porcelain is a semi-translucent material that mimics the light-reflecting properties of dental enamel. What this means is that porcelain restorations are incredibly life-like. Porcelain veneers are impressively indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They also resist stains easily and can last as long as 15 to 20 years when cared for correctly.

Composite resin veneers can either be applied directly or indirectly. That is, the dentist may opt to apply the composite resin material directly to the affected tooth or make indirect restorations in a lab and then bond them to the teeth at a later date.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

If you’re interested in veneer teeth, there’s no doubt that you want to know how much it will cost you. Most insurances don’t cover cosmetic procedures. As such, you should expect to settle the cost of your treatment out of your pocket. That being said, the actual cost of treatment depends on how much work you require, the type of restoration, your insurance cover, and the dental office that you choose.

The Consumer Guide to Dentistry reports that veneer teeth cost $250 and $1,500 per tooth if composite resin, and $925 to $2,500, if porcelain.

Ultimately, the best way to find out how much your preferred cosmetic treatment will set you back is to schedule a consultation with the trusted dentists at Newburyport Family Dental.

Dental Veneers Treatment Process

It takes two visits spread over several weeks to get your new teeth. During your first visit, the dentist evaluates your suitability for treatment and checks to see if you have any ongoing dental problems. The dentist then creates a treatment plan that takes into account your treatment objectives, expectations, and timelines. Your dentist then embarks on giving you the smile makeover you want.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the treatment process:

  • Using a shade guide, the dentist helps you select the veneer color that closely matches your natural smile.
  • Next, the dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth or teeth that require treatment.
  • Using a dental bur and other tools, the dentist trims off some enamel from the tooth to make room for the veneer.
  • If you require direct composite restorations, the dentist then applies the composite material to the tooth, hardens it, and polishes it to achieve the desired look.
  • If you require porcelain or indirect composite restoration, the next treatment step after tooth preparation involves obtaining your teeth impressions.
  • The impressions are shared with the dental lab, which embarks on crafting your restorations from your preferred material.
  • In the meantime, the dentist places temporary restorations to mask the prepared teeth and allow you to go about your daily life without feeling self-conscious.
  • On your second visit, the dentist removes the temporaries and replaces them with your permanent restorations, revealing a new and improved smile.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

Some significant benefits that you can look forward to after your veneer treatment include:

  • Porcelain is well tolerated by gum tissue. As such, you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions after treatment.
  • Custom veneers look natural and life-like. They are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • A veneer requires considerably less tooth enamel reshaping compared to a dental crown. As such, it’s a more conservative treatment option.
  • They are versatile and can fix multiple problems at a go.

Transform Your Smile Today

Are you sick and tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile? Get in touch with Newburyport Family Dental, a trusted, multi-specialty dental office, to enjoy personalized cosmetic treatments.

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