What is a Dental Veneer? West Nyack Dentist Explains
Dental veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve their appearance. They are made of tooth colored materials and can be used to improve the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained. Alternatively, they can be used to improve the shape or size of the tooth.
Types of dental veneers:
There are two types of veneers that are commonly used. Porcelain veneers are more durable, and resist stains better. The properties of the material also helps to create a very natural tooth look. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are not made in a laboratory, but instead directly applied to the teeth. They typically have a shorter life span, and are less expensive.
When should you consider dental veneers?
You talk to you dentist about dental veneers if:
• You have stained teeth or discolored teeth
• You have crooked teeth or misshaped teeth
• You have spaces between your teeth
• You have chipped teeth or broken teeth
How dental veneers are done:
Two visits to your dentist are typically required for porcelain veneers. At the first visit, three important steps are completed. First, the your teeth are prepared to be fitted with a veneer, which will involve trimming a portion of the tooth so the veneer can be bonded on top. Second, an impression is taken of your tooth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the veneer. Finally, you may receive a temporary veneer depending on how much of your tooth structure was removed. This temporary veneer will protect your tooth while the permanent veneer is prepared at the laboratory.
At the second visit, the temporary veneer, if you received one, will be removed. Then, the new veneer received from the laboratory will be checked to see if it fits well. It's best not to adjust porcelain veneers after they are bonded to your teeth, so any adjustments will be made beforehand. Once you and the dentist are satisfied with the look and feel of the veneer, it will be bonded to your tooth.
View dental veneer before and after pictures.
How Much Does a Dental Veneer Cost?
Dental veneers vary in cost depending on the severity of the problems encountered and the types of veneers chosen by the patient, however patients can help avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on by ensuring they get the dental veneers in place as soon as possible. Kupchik Dental, serving West Nyack, New City, and the surrounding areas, offers affordable and professional placement of dental veneers.
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