Dental veneers are custom-made, thin, tooth-coloured shells that are adhered over your teeth to restore existing cosmetic imperfections. They are mostly attached to the front and visible parts of teeth and can be placed over single or multiple teeth.
Dental veneers generally comprise porcelain or composite materials in their composition. Moreover, you can achieve the look you desire by having veneers, as they can effectively transform your appearance and provide you with a perfect-looking smile.
Dentists recommend dental veneers to people who have the following oral issues:
- Cracked, broken, or chipped teeth
- Extremely discoloured teeth
- Extra spaces or gaps between teeth
- Malformed teeth
- Smaller than average teeth
Veneers can help you in getting rid of all the above-mentioned issues without affecting your dental aesthetics. One of the main advantages of veneers is that they enable people to smile with freedom because this is the most natural-looking dental treatment.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET TEETH VENEER SERVICES?
Dental veneer treatment is a non-invasive process that gives effective, long-lasting results and is highly preferred. Dental veneers, unlike the conventional dentistry processes, is a painless procedure and is generally completed within 3 to 4 appointments. Veneers have numerous benefits and are best for people having malformed or misaligned teeth.
1. VENEERS ARE STAIN-RESISTANT
Over time, due to the consumption of various items, our teeth get stained and discoloured and look visually displeasing, but veneers have porcelain or composite materials in their composition, which are hard to get stained. This enables the wearer to smile brightly for longer periods.
2. THEY PROVIDE EXTRA STRENGTH AND PROTECTION TO TEETH
Dental veneers, in addition to uplifting your smile, reinforce and strengthen your existing teeth and improve their functionality. Veneers are the most suitable dental treatment option for people with chipped and cracked teeth and can effectively repair the form and function of damaged teeth.
After getting dental veneers, people can eat anything they want, just like healthy original teeth.
3. DELIVERS A NATURAL APPEARANCE
Dental veneers are custom-made and fabricated according to the patient’s original teeth’ size, shape, and position. That’s why they precisely fit with their natural teeth and feel comfortable.
Veneers are prepared in dental labs according to your teeth’ impressions and provide patients with a seamless and natural-looking smile that blends with their original dental aesthetics.
4. VENEERS DO NOT REQUIRE EXTRA CARE
Dental veneers do not require additional care, and you can maintain their quality and keep them in good shape by daily brushing and flossing your teeth. Veneers are non-porous, highly resistant, and can also protect the underlying teeth from damage.
5. VENEERS OFFER A QUICK AND LONG-LASTING SOLUTION TO MOST COSMETIC ISSUES
The placement of dental veneers does not require orthodontic intervention and dentists remove minimum enamel in their treatment process. That’s why veneers are a simpler approach to correct teeth structural issues and give the wearers long-lasting and effective results.
Moreover, the veneer treatment process takes less time to complete than other dental treatment procedures.
TYPES OF DENTAL VENEERS
Veneers are of multiple types that people can choose according to their oral conditions and requirements.
Porcelain veneers are the most common and widely preferred veneers. These veneers are biocompatible, very durable, stain resistant, have smooth tooth-like texture, and have lower chances of chipping or fracture.
If taken good care of, the porcelain veneers can last up to 8 to 15 years. Moreover, they easily blend with the natural colour of your tooth and look almost invisible.
2. COMPOSITE VENEERS
Composite veneers contain resin in their composition, which is a combination of organic and inorganic materials. Composite veneers have a non-invasive procedure and generally require less enamel removal for their placement.
These veneers can last up to 5 to 7 years with good maintenance and usually prove to be more inexpensive than other types of veneers and cost around $250 to $1500 per tooth. Composite veneers also have a low chance of harming gum tissues and are the most suitable choice for people having sensitivity issues.
Lumineer veneers require minimum preparation for their placement and consist of ultra-thin laminate material. Moreover, lumineer veneers are reversible, slightly more inexpensive than porcelain veneers and feel or look completely natural.
APPROXIMATE COSTS OF VENEERS
The estimated costs of veneers vary from region to region and are dependent on various factors, including their type, efficacy, and the extent of tooth damage.
Generally, the veneer treatment process is considered to be a cosmetic restoration procedure and is not covered by dental insurance. On average, veneer costs range between $200 to $2500 per tooth.
If you have multiple damaged teeth and want to have full mouth veneers, then they can cost you around $7200 to $20000.
IS GETTING VENEERS A PAINFUL PROCEDURE?
Unlike other conventional dentistry procedures, the veneer placement process is not painful at all because, in this process, the dentist just removes the outermost layer of teeth, the enamel, which does not contain any nerves or tissues.
Moreover, if any patient has sensitivity issues, then dentists might administer certain numbing agents in the treatment process to minimise pain sensations.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR VENEERS?
Although veneers are low maintenance, people still should follow some preventive care steps to protect their quality so they can last longer, which include brushing and flossing daily, visiting their dentist once a year, avoiding chewing hard and sticky food items, using a soft-quality brush and minimising the intake of tobacco or nicotine.