4 FAQs about Dental Veneers

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You asked and we answered! We’re going to answer some of our most asked questions about dental veneers so you feel comfortable with your smile restoration decision.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are thin, custom-made tooth colored shells that are designed to cover the front surface of a chipped or discolored tooth to improve its overall appearance.

What are the differences between composite and porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers, a common choice for veneers, can last up to 10-15 years, stain less than composite and resemble the natural tooth’s appearance more accurately. Composite resin veneers are made with various materials that make the veneer thinner and require less removal of the tooth’s surface.

How much do they cost?

Veneer price is something to always to take into consideration, as it is with any other dental cosmetic procedure. The price for veneers depends on the extent of the procedure, the material used for the veneer, your location and dental insurance. Most insurance providers do not cover the cost for veneers, but it is always a good idea to speak with an insurance representative before ruling it out. Veneer cost can range anywhere $500 to $1,300 per tooth being treated.

How long do they last?

Depending on the care you give, veneers can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. To ensure the life and quality of your veneer, visit your dentist every six months for cleanings as well as practicing good oral hygiene.

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