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You Can Have a More Beautiful Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Mandarin
If you are tired of hiding your smile because of chipped, misaligned, or discolored teeth, cosmetic dental treatment using porcelain dental veneers may be the answer. Our experienced dentists are dedicated to providing this affordable dental restoration treatment to patients in Mandarin and the surrounding area. Call (904) 638-7181 today to schedule your no-obligation consultation.
What Types of Dental Issues Can Be Corrected Using Porcelain Veneers?
When facing a significant life event, such as an important family wedding, milestone class reunion, or a job interview, imperfections in your smile can affect your self-confidence. Dental veneers are permanently bonded to the front surface of the tooth to make the teeth appear brighter, straighter, and in proportion with the rest of your face. You may be a candidate for veneers if you have:
- teeth that are chipped or worn down by bruxism;
- teeth that are dingy or yellow because of age, smoking, tea, coffee, or medication;
- teeth that are the wrong size or shape for your face; or
- teeth that are gaping or crooked.
If you have generally healthy teeth but are unhappy with the aesthetics of your smile, our dentists can assess your situation to determine if veneers are the right solution for you. Call (904) 638-7181 today to schedule an appointment.
What Is the Average Porcelain Veneers Cost?
We will discuss your final porcelain veneers cost following the assessment by our dentist. The cost can vary from patient to patient based on the complexity of your dental issues as well as the type and number of veneers required. Most dental insurance plans do not cover veneers since the procedure is considered primarily cosmetic. However, we do offer payment options that can make the expense more manageable.
How Do I Choose Between Veneers and Porcelain Crowns?
While veneers and crowns are made from the same materials, they are typically used to address different types of issues. Veneers attach to the front surface of the tooth and are generally used to improve the overall look of the teeth. Crowns, on the other hand, are cemented into place over the entire tooth, which is why they are also known as caps or porcelain teeth. Because of how they are applied and the fact that they cover the entire surface of the tooth, crowns are preferred in situations where the tooth structure has been compromised by decay, trauma, or age. Crowns are also preferred for the molars since they stand up better to the increased bite force exerted by the back teeth.
What Do I Need to Know Before and After Getting Porcelain Veneers?
The veneer process utilizes thin layers of dental porcelain to improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting minor cosmetic imperfections in otherwise healthy teeth. Normal oral hygiene is all you need to keep your veneers looking bright and beautiful for years to come. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily. You should also see your dentist for a routine dental exam and professional cleaning at least twice a year. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, a custom-fitted mouthguard can help protect your veneers.
What Happens During the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
To ensure that your veneers fit properly and look completely natural, the dentist will make a mold of your teeth. Depending on the type of veneer that you choose, the dentist may have to prep the tooth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth enamel, which is a painless process. Once the tooth is prepped, the veneer is attached using a special dental adhesive. Once in place, the veneers will feel comfortable and look so natural that no one will know that you have them if you don’t tell them.
How Long Can I Expect My Veneer Porcelain to Last?
With proper dental hygiene and absent any type of accident, your veneers can last for decades. Just like natural teeth, you can damage your veneers if you use your teeth to open bottles or packages or to bite into extremely hard foods, such as candy apples.
Do You Provide Ultra-Thin Porcelain Veneers in Mandarin?
We are proud to offer the Lumineers® brand of dental veneers at our Mandarin practice. Lumineers require little to no tooth prep, yet they are durable enough to last for 20 years or more. Lumineers are made from highly translucent porcelain that closely resembles natural tooth enamel.
Who Do I Call for More Information About Veneers in Mandarin?
Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer any questions that you may have about veneers or any of our other cosmetic dental services. If you are tired of hiding your smile, our skilled dentists can help you transform your smile into one that you will be proud to share. Call (904) 638-7181 to schedule your consultation.