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Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic enhancement for your smile. Minor imperfections in your teeth can be concealed by veneers, making them look like new. But as with most cosmetic dental procedures, they are not covered by insurance, making them an out of pocket expense. Are dental veneers worth it? Here’s what you need to know to make a fully informed decision. 

What Are Dental Veneers? 

Dental veneers are applied to the front side of your teeth to provide a new facade. Unlike a dental crown that completely covers a tooth, veneers only cover the surface that is visible when you smile. Only the front row of teeth will need veneers to make your smile look natural. 

Types of Dental Veneers 

There are a few different types of dental veneers: 

  • Porcelain. The most natural looking and longest lasting veneers are made of high quality porcelain. Porcelain resembles natural tooth enamel in texture and it can be customized to match the color of your teeth or a few shades whiter depending on your preference. 
  • Composite. Composite veneers are made of resin that is shaped and colored to look like natural teeth. It is not as strong as porcelain and may not last as long, but composite veneers are more affordable up front. 
  • Instant veneers. Instant veneers provide a fast way to enhance your smile. They are not custom, but they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to fit your teeth. Instant veneers are the most affordable type and require fewer appointments, but may not last as long as porcelain or composite veneers. 

Benefits of Dental Veneers 

Veneers offer a wide variety of benefits, such as: 

  • Improved smile. Veneers improve the appearance of your smile, concealing imperfections that keep your teeth from looking natural. 
  • Increased confidence. When your smile looks better, you feel better about yourself. You may feel like smiling more, which can improve your mood. Increased confidence can even help you make positive changes in your life. 
  • Quick results. Veneers offer near instant results, giving you a new smile in a single procedure. 
  • Effective. Veneers provide results when other cosmetic treatments fail, such as concealing stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening. 

Who is a Candidate For Veneers? 

You may be a candidate for veneers if you have any of the following cosmetic imperfections: 

  • Stained teeth
  • Misaligned teeth 
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn down teeth 
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven lengths 

Veneers are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth, but not the health of your teeth. If you have tooth decay or other oral health concerns, those will need to be addressed first before you are eligible for veneers. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers

Do dental veneers look natural? 

Quality veneers look very natural. No one will be able to tell that you have veneers. For the most natural appearance, choose porcelain veneers that are custom made for your teeth. 

Can veneers take the place of orthodontic treatment? 

Misaligned teeth and bite patterns can be detrimental to your oral health. Orthodontic treatment is designed to correct these problems. Dental veneers can only work for patients with mild misalignment of the teeth and should not take the place of orthodontic treatment if it is needed.  

 

Getting Started With Dental Veneers

If you’re interested in getting dental veneers, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dental Wellness Team. We provide porcelain, composite, and instant veneers for patients who want to improve their smile. After a brief evaluation we can determine if you are a candidate for dental veneers and get the process started. 

Call 954-796-3355 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.