Veneers Restore the Luster
If you are considering aesthetic improvements to restore your smile to its youthful appearance, check with our Midland Texas Dental office to see how your smile can be designed to look natural, healthy, and bright. Over the years, you’ve enjoyed your morning coffee and doughnuts routine. But all of a sudden, you look at your smile in the mirror and realize the morning ritual – combined with time – has taken its toll on your teeth. If you’d love to get back that brilliant smile of your youth, and have doubts that whitening alone will do the trick– veneers with our dentist could be an avenue you might want to pursue.
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What are Veneers used for?
Some patients may choose to target “problem” areas in their aesthetic zone (the top front teeth they reveal when they smile), and others may opt for a complete smile makeover. Because of the way they are made, veneers aesthetic properties closely mimic those of a natural tooth. Serving as a customized option for Midland patients, veneers can be designed to match the shade and translucency of neighboring teeth, which allows an overall smile transformation to happen on a small or large scale.
For teeth that are aged or discolored, porcelain veneers may be the answer to hide years of wear or mask severe stains. Veneers and the dental technology behind designing smiles have evolved to meet the not just these, but many other aesthetic and restorative needs including:
- Closing gaps between teeth that have shifted
- Repairing teeth that are crooked or worn
- Adjusting tooth shape or size
- Fixing a gummy smile
How do Veneers work?
Porcelain veneers have a glass-like texture that resists staining. On its own, a veneer is fragile. But when properly bonded to the tooth, it can be as strong as enamel and provide an attractive, polished restoration for 10 to 15 years. And because veneers are so thin, it is likely that only a small amount of natural tooth will need to be removed to make room for the restoration. The amount depends, of course, on factors that include tooth position, bite, and how your teeth are positioned in your mouth.
How much do Veneers cost?
While veneers are on the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to cost (they are cosmetic and likely not covered by insurance), they are extremely versatile and can improve a number of problems with a single treatment. Instead of having restorative work, orthodontics and teeth whitening, veneers can correct all of the same problems in one fell swoop which can make them ultimately cheaper than a full smile makeover.
Q: What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
Q: What is the difference between Lumineers® and veneers?
A: For veneers, teeth are reduced from the cheek or lip side by about ½ to 1 millimeter(mm). You need to be numbed for veneers, and temporaries are placed. For Lumineers®, teeth have little or no preparation. No temporaries are placed and numbing is usually not required.