Porcelain Veneers Greensboro NC
Porcelain Veneers in Greensboro NC
Regardless of where you come from or what you do in the world, your smile is a very important form of communication. It instantly portrays your personality, self-image, and how you feel about the people you are with.
Porcelain veneer treatment is the ultimate in cosmetic treatment. Porcelain veneers are thin, customized laminates that are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth in order to mask tooth imperfections. Because we use the highest quality materials and an exceptional partnering dental lab, our porcelain veneers fit comfortably and appear translucent and completely indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Why Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Farless
Veneers can improve your appearance and your health if:
- You have chipped, cracked or worn teeth
- You have crooked or crowded teeth
- You have stained or discolored teeth
- You have missing teeth
- You have excessive or uneven gums
- You have old and unsightly fillings or crowns
Becky is a retired school teacher. Another dentist suggested that she needed braces to give her a better smile. She did not want to wear braces. We treated 23 of her teeth with porcelain veneers and crowns. Now her teeth are straight, bright, and attractive for the rest of her life. This just took three appointments with our office.
Porcelain Veneer - FAQ
What are Veneers?
Veneers are layers or shells of tooth-colored composite or porcelain that are placed on the top surface of the teeth.
What are Veneers Used For?
Veneers are used for correcting uneven tooth spacing or alignment, worn out tooth enamel, cracks or chips, and tooth discoloration.
How are Veneers Made?
Both composite and porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory by dental technicians. However, your dentist may choose to create composite veneers in your mouth, a process known as direct bonding.
What is the Difference Between Porcelain and Composite?
The primary differences are the material used, cost, and lifespan of the different types of veneer. While both will help you achieve a beautiful smile, porcelain veneers come at a premium because they are stronger and last longer.
Another big difference is the number of visits required to complete your veneers with composite veneers taking a single visit, while porcelain veneers require 2 visits as the actual veneers are manufactured off-site.
How Do You Know the Veneers That Are Right For You?
Selecting a veneer involves choosing the right length, width, color, and shape for your restorations. You will be asked to choose the shade that you want from a color chart. If the veneers are made in the lab, an impression will be made of your teeth to create a model to be used in the laboratory for customizing the veneers to the right shape and size.
What Is the Procedure For Getting Veneers?
Before placing veneers, your dentist will prepare your teeth by shaping them. This process involves changing your teeth permanently by removing some enamel to create room for the composite or porcelain restoration. You will have to use temporary veneers pending the designing of your permanent veneers. However, in a direct bonding procedure, you are not required to put on temporary veneers. The veneers created at the laboratory will be attached to your teeth with different types of cements.
If my Upper Teeth Have Porcelain Veneers, will my Lower teeth Have a Different Color?
This is one of the factors that will be discussed as Dr. Farless evaluates your smile during your free dental veneer consultation. The ultimate goal is to ensure everything blends and matches well. Many patients whiten their lower teeth using bleaching procedures to make sure they match with the rest of the teeth.
How Long Does the Process Last?
Porcelain veneers are typically created in a week. After they are complete, you will be required to visit your dentist twice. During the first visit, your dentist will reshape your teeth and on the second visit, your dentist will attach the veneers to your teeth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Since veneers are non-living and formed using porcelain material, they can last for decades. However, since your gum tissue and teeth are bound to change overtime, you may have to replace or re-bond your veneers in 7-20 years.
What are The Advantages of Veneers Over Other Cosmetic Procedures?
- Veneers look natural and life-like
- Veneers are stain resistant
- Foods that stain the teeth such as red wine, tea, and coffee will not stick to the surface of the new veneer. Therefore, there is no need to worry about changing your lifestyle to maintain their condition.
How Are Veneers Maintained?
You should brush and floss normally to keep dental problems at bay. Use non-abrasive fluoride tooth paste for brushing. If you are a clencher or bruxer, your dentist will fit a bite guard to minimize the stress exerted on the veneers while you are asleep. One week after the procedure, you’ll have a follow up visit. During the visit, Dr. Farless will check the condition of the veneers and how your gum tissues have responded. This is also an opportunity to get any new questions answered. Regular visits may be required to check on your veneers and your overall oral health.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Porcelain veneers are costlier than composite veneers. They are capable of lasting for up to 15 years. While porcelain veneers can cost from $925- $2,500 for each tooth, composite veneers can cost from $250 – $1500 for each tooth with a typical lifespan up to 7 years.
Does Dental Insurance Cover The Cost of Porcelain Veneers?
Many dental insurance policies do not cover veneers because, like teeth whitening, they are considered to be elective. Some insurance providers will pay up to 50% for your veneers. Review the provisions of your insurance policy to determine which procedures are covered. You should bear in mind that your dentist will have to pay a technician to design the veneers, a service that takes up a significant cost of the procedure.
Have more questions about porcelain veneers in Greensboro, NC? Contact us for a free consultation.