Dental veneers will help you achieve the external look you are aiming for. They are usually the first and best choice for those with misshapen teeth, a gap between teeth, or chipped teeth. Veneers are thin covers that hold fast to teeth to give them a classically shaped look. Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a wide array of dental veneering options to pick from. Talk to us about what is best for you.
The Veneer Types
There are mainly veneers of two types: resin-based composite and porcelain. The latter is strong, thinly capped porcelain that specialists can easily place on the sides and tops of the teeth. In order to get them properly attached, our dentist will have to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth before applying them. Porcelain veneers can be made whiter to brighten up your smile and match the natural color of the teeth.
Resin-based composite veneers are much like the porcelain ones, but they are likely to be inexpensive and need less enamel removal. At times, our dentists do not need to remove any enamel before placing the veneers.
Procedure for Dental Veneers
Getting basic dental veneers needs a total of three trips to our office - one for consultation and the rest to create and place the veneers. It is possible for one or many teeth to go through the process of veneering simultaneously.
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
During this process, you will let us know about the result you want to achieve. Your teeth will be examined thoroughly to ensure that dental veneers are the right choice for you while discussing the procedure and its limitations. Our dentist may take an x-ray and use a mold to make an impression of your teeth.
To fully prep a tooth for applying a veneer, we will first reshape the surface of the tooth while deciding whether or not to anesthetize the area before trimming off the layer of enamel. Next, we will build a model or an impression of your tooth and then send it to the laboratory for veneer making. Usually, it takes around two to four weeks for veneers to get back from a lab. However, you can use temporary veneers in the meantime.
Dental Veneer Benefits
Veneers often tend to provide a natural-tooth appearance, a color can be chosen to make darker teeth appear white. Moreover, the gums tolerate porcelain well with the latter being stain resistant. Veneers don't need to be shaped as much as dental crowns do and they still are better looking and stronger.
Dental veneers range in price based on the number of teeth that need to be covered and the efficiency of the person performing the procedure. A person can expect to pay between $925 and $2500 per tooth. The costs are variable based on the type of veneer, the amount of preparation needed to design them and a person's geographical location. Click to be directed to our financial and insurance page, to learn about payment methods and insurance information.
Dental veneers are considered to be the best long-term solution to cosmetic tooth problems. If you are considering cosmetic dental work, you should discuss your options with our experts at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry or call us on our number (657) 341-0808 to book a consultation.