Dental veneers are a thin layer of material placed over your teeth or a single tooth. They can also be called porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates. It is a shell bonded to a tooth to change its appearance.
Henderson dental veneers can be used to restore a single tooth or a number of teeth. It is important to know that veneers are permanent and irreversible. When placing veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed so that the material placed over the tooth can fit correctly. There are two types of veneers available. Both types of veneers are very durable but differ in minor ways.
A composite veneer is a filling that matches the same color of your tooth. A composite veneer can be completed in one visit, by being directly built in your mouth. They can also be created outside of the mouth.
Porcelain veneers can only be indirectly created outside of the mouth. They are made by a dental technician. They are often more expensive than composite veneers. These types of veneers also cannot be repaired but they must be replaced as a whole.
When veneers are placed, many dentists will advise for patients to avoid drinking beverages with dark pigments such as coffee, tea or red wine. Henderson dental veneers cannot be whitened or bleached. They are designed to appear as real teeth and perform with the same functions, but our dentist will recommend that you not bite or chew hard foods with your veneers.
Composite veneers may be done in one visit. For either type, impressions of your teeth must be made before any procedures are done on your teeth. Your dentist will help you, but you are also given the option to choose the shade of your veneers. The dentist may then give you temporary veneers to help your teeth from sensitivity issues before placing your permanent ones.
Most veneers, when well cared for, are meant to last anywhere between 10 and 15 years. Although most veneer procedures are not covered by dental insurance, it is important to talk with your insurance company to see if they will cover any of the costs. Average costs for veneers can range anywhere from $600 to $2000 per veneer. Caring for your veneers can ensure their longevity as well as keeping them from getting cracked, chipped or discolored.