These are porcelain shells that are very thin. They are custom made to fit over your existing teeth. They are not to be confused with a crown although there are similarities between the two. The main difference is that dental veneers just encase the front part of your tooth that is seen when you smile while a crown covers the whole tooth. Having dental veneers can improve the shape, color, and even to an extent the alignment of your teeth. They can perfect and brighten your smile without having to resort to having your tooth, or teeth, crowned. Most everyone is a candidate for having dental veneers except for those that grind their teeth.

In order to have veneers placed on your teeth will require a few visits to your dentist. On the first visit, you and the dentist decide whether or not having dental veneers is the best choice to give you a bright smile. You may consider getting veneers for broken or chipped teeth, excessive space between your teeth, or teeth that are discolored. Once the decision to have these put on another appointment will be made. At this appointment, the dental assistant will take impressions of the teeth having veneers and prepare them for having the veneers put on. The teeth that are going to have the veneer put on will be taken down a few millimeters in order to allow room for the dental veneer thickness. If they are not taken down, the bonded material can push your lips outward. This can make your teeth have a “horsey” look.

The impressions that were taken will be sent to a dental lab to have the veneers custom made according to the impressions taken. This can take seven to fourteen days. Once the dentist has the veneers you will go back to have them shaped and bonded to your teeth. A popular material that is used for dental veneers is porcelain. This is because it reflects light like your real teeth would so it looks natural. Porcelain also resists stains but there are some drawbacks to using this material. It can crack or chip so you have to take care that you do not chew hard food, ice cubes, using your front teeth to open packages, or biting your nails.

It is reported that dental veneers can last five to ten years before they will need to be replaced. They are expensive and may or may not be covered by your insurance. On average, they can cost $500 per tooth. There is an alternative to dental veneers, which is resin bonding. These are less expensive and lasts three to ten years before needing replaced.



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