What is a dental veneer?
A tooth veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the tooth after minor preparation. They provide a harmonized esthetic look and the results will last for a long time.
What is a dental veneer made of?
In general they fall into two categories: porcelain, which is hand built with powder and liquid or E-max veneers, which are made by layers of porcelain.
Is getting a veneer painful?
Getting a veneer usually causes little discomfort since most veneer preparation require little removal of tooth structure.
How will my original teeth be affected?
Veneers require very minor preparation of the tooth surface and sometimes no preparation at all.
How are veneers applied?
The veneer is glued to your teeth with a special cement that ensures durability.
How long will the process take?
Veneers are a 3 step process:
- Initial consultation and diagnostic work up, followed by custom temporary veneers try in, to ensure ideal aesthetics and fit
- Tooth preparation appointment to get the teeth ready for the veneers
- Veneers are cemented into place.
The veneers process typically is completed in 2 weeks.
How should I care for my veneers?
Normal home care and regular dental hygiene visits.
How long will a veneer last?
This can vary by patient. The manufacturers of dental veneers suggest an average range of 5-10 years.
Does insurance cover veneers?
Most insurances consider veneers to be a cosmetic procedure, which is typically not covered. We will be happy to submit to your insurance company: because we do not participate with insurances, any insurance payments will be sent directly to you.
Are there any alternatives to veneers I should consider?
Veneers are an irreversible treatment. If reversible treatments (such as whitening) do not result in the desired aesthetic, then veneers are a safe and effective treatment option.