Veneers, considered a cosmetic procedure, are covers that adhere to your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. They are usually made with porcelain or a composite resin, and are permanently bonded to the teeth. Veneers are usually put in place to correct a number of cosmetic-related tooth issues, such as chipped teeth, discoloration, misshapen teeth and more.
How are veneers placed?
To prepare for veneers, there is a minimal amount of tooth reduction where the veneers will be placed so that they fit with the alignment of the rest of the teeth. The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth to determine the best size, shape and color of the veneers for your smile.
Our dental lab then uses the impression to create custom veneers for your teeth. While this is being prepared, you may receive temporary veneers to wear. However, once the permanent veneers are ready, they’ll be placed and adjusted to fit your teeth perfectly and will be bonded once both you and the dentist are happy with the way they look.
Veneers are a more costly dental treatment in comparison to others. Because they are considered a cosmetic procedure, it’s unlikely that insurance will cover the cost. However, they are long lasting and, if taken care of properly, need to be replaced in 10-15 years.
It’s important to note that veneers are a permanent change to your teeth and smile. They cannot be reversed once complete. If you’re unsure if veneers would be a good fit for you, we would love to meet with you and help you discuss your options for dental care, and your options to achieve the smile you’re looking for.