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Are you dissatisfied with your smile because you have discolored, misaligned or chipped teeth? Our dentists can examine your smile to see if porcelain teeth are the right treatment for your needs.
Porcelain Veneers: What Are They?
A veneer is a cosmetic treatment that restores the appearance of a tooth that features minor aesthetic issues with color, size, alignment, spacing, or shape. It’s composed of thin layers of porcelain, which mimics the enamel on your teeth. A dentist attaches the veneer to the surface of an affected tooth. Talk to our dentists to see if porcelain veneers are the right fit for your needs.
What is the Cost of Porcelain Veneers?
Insurance companies don’t usually cover the porcelain veneers cost because it’s a cosmetic treatment. Also, your price will depend on factors such as the type of veneers that you get, if your dentist is a specialist and the cost of any follow-up appointments. Taheri Dental Group is proud to offer flexible financing options so that you can get affordable, effective treatment.
How Do Crowns and Veneers Differ?
Veneers and crowns contain the same materials and are permanent fixtures on your teeth that improve the overall appearance. However, porcelain crowns completely cover your teeth, whereas veneers only cover the front surface. They also require dentists to remove more of the enamel on your teeth so that they fit correctly. After they’re cemented in place, though, they strengthen your teeth. Compared to porcelain dental veneers, crowns are a better solution if you’re missing a lot of teeth structure because of grinding, decay, age, or trauma. Contact our practice to find out more about the advantages of veneers.
What Happens Before and After Getting Veneers?
Prior to your porcelain veneers procedure, our dentists will make a teeth mold so that the lab can design customized veneers for them. When the veneers are attached, they won’t move or stain. They should look and feel like your natural teeth, and you can practice normal hygiene by brushing and flossing every day. However, it’s important to be careful when you bite into hard foods, and you might need a night guard if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep.
How Do Dentists Prepare Teeth for Veneers?
As part of the procedure for attaching a porcelain veneer, our dentists will have to remove a small portion of the enamel on your tooth. Depending on the type and brand of veneer that you choose, this portion is typically less than 1 millimeter of the surface. Other than that, this procedure is painless. Ask our dentists for more information about getting porcelain veneers.
What’s the Average Duration of Porcelain Veneers?
Unless you have an accident with your porcelain veneer, it should maintain your bright smile for decades. Remember to be careful and not use your teeth to open things such as bottles or bags. In addition, brush and floss daily.
How Do Lumineers® Differ?
As a veneer brand, Lumineers® are popular for being ultra thin. For that reason, we don’t have to remove as much tooth enamel to get the veneer to fit. Also, they feel more natural because they’re highly translucent. Despite that, these veneers are very durable and can last for longer than 20 years. Schedule a consultation today to get porcelain veneers in Manassas.