What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that are placed over the teeth. They are bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers are designed to change the color, shape and appearance of the teeth.
Are Veneers Right For Me?
If you are interested in getting veneers, then you will need to speak with a cosmetic dentist. Your dentist will perform an evaluation in order to determine whether you are a good candidate. In order to get veneers, your teeth must be healthy. People with gum disease or tooth decay are not considered good candidates for veneers.
You should not grind or clench your teeth if you are interested in getting dental veneers. Grinding or clenching the teeth can damage the veneers. Additionally, a small portion of your enamel will have to be removed before the veneer is placed. That is why you must have a sufficient amount of enamel in order for the veneers to be placed.
What Kind Of Problems Can Veneers Correct?
There are a variety of problems that can be corrected with veneers. This includes things such as misshapen teeth, unsightly gaps, chips and cracks. It can also straighten teeth that are misaligned.
What Is Involved In Getting Veneers?
There are several steps that are involved in getting veneers. Your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small portion of the enamel. An impression will also be taken. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory. It is used to make the impression. In some cases, temporary veneers are used until the permanent ones are ready.
Once the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist will ensure that they fit properly. The final step is to bond them onto the teeth. You will likely have to return for a follow-up visit within a few weeks. The purpose of the follow up visit is to examine the placement of the veneers.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
The cost of veneers can vary a lot. It is also important to note that your dental insurance likely will not cover the cost of veneers because this is a cosmetic procedure.
If you are interested in getting veneers, then you will need to contact our office. Our South Charlotte cosmetic dentist will explain all of the advantages and disadvantages of getting veneers.