Veneers are thin porcelain or resin composite shells that cover/ fix discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, uneven, misaligned, or gap teeth. With proper care, a veneer can last five to ten years or longer, and require no special care outside your general dental hygiene routine. Alternatives to veneers are lumineers, bonding, and crowns.
At your American Dental Solutions consultation, your doctor will discuss with you whether or not veneers are a viable option for you and some x-rays and impressions of your mouth may be taken to prepare for the next step. On your next visit, your doctor will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel, which is the thickness of the veneer. Then another impression of your teeth will be made to help create your veneers. The impressions will then be sent to American Dental Solutions’ in-house dental laboratory. It may take up to two weeks to fabricate your veneers. To cover up already removed enamel your doctor will fit you with temporary press on veneers while you wait. Once the veneers have been received, your doctor will press on veneers using a special cement and some techniques to bond the veneer to the tooth. When the procedure is complete, excess cement will be removed and your bite will be evaluated.
Veneer cost is entirely dependent on the extent of the procedure. The cost will be discussed with you at your free consultation, along with American Dental Solutions’ flexible payment plan options. Call 1-844-9smiles to schedule your free consult.