Porcelain veneers are the most common type as they are resistant to various stains and take on the natural shape and color of natural teeth. They are also tooth friendly and have a long longevity. Veneers are structured in laboratories after a small sample of enamel is extracted from each tooth. The sample is then used as a guide to mirror a veneer which has the same look, texture and feel as the tooth sample.
Veneers may be temporary or permanent depending on the condition of the teeth. In case of tooth decay, treatment should be rendered first before veneer placement.
With the fast paced world today, different lifestyle habits affect different areas in the body. Teeth for instance, wear out over time as a result of taking acidic foods, too much caffeine or even brushing a little too hard. These simple yet detrimental factors cause the tooth enamel to wear off with time, making the need for veneers imminent.
A patient is eligible for veneers with teeth defects like:
However, some orthodontic issues like tooth decay or missing teeth do not automatically qualify for a veneer placement. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a dentist first before opting for veneer placement.
Veneer placement may range anywhere between $500 to around $2000 for a single installation depending on your location. The costs cater for fitting and placing the veneers. High end prices are mostly from metropolitan areas, and low end prices mostly in small towns. Installation of veneers is usually per unit basis. The price quotation is done per tooth.
As insurers often hesitate to cover cosmetic related procedures, having a good savings plan as well as identifying the right clinics for consultations will help in saving money during installation.
However, some insurers offer exceptions to some veneer installations, especially when the veneers will correct a dental issue. For instance, when the tooth is on the verge of ultimate tooth decay, veneer placement can prevent tooth loss.
When determining the ultimate cost for veneers, consideration on replacing the veneers after some years should also be considered. For instance, veneers should be replaced after some years, and budgeting for this will help when considering getting them. There are also possible costs for maintenance and repairs which may come as a result of the veneer chipping or falling especially when they are not handled well.
Aside from the aesthetic purpose of veneers, they have numerous health benefits. They prevent further damage to the natural teeth through discoloration. They serve as a protective casing for the teeth shielding them from acidic foods and stains since they don’t stain easily.
Porcelain veneers are also low maintenance and do not require any special care or elaborate cleaning method. Cleaning them just as you would clean normal teeth is all that is required. Regular flossing will also ensure thorough cleaning as well. Ultimately, proper care is required to have long lasting fixtures.
Change in teeth appearance does a lot in boosting self confidence and esteem. After months or years of having discoloured or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers give a smooth and finished look to an individual’s appearance. This changes the overall appearance of an individual and makes smiles brighter and fuller.
With all the benefits of porcelain veneers, finding the right dentist is crucial to a perfect veneer placement. Different dentists have different methods and approaches to veneer placement, so finding a specialist in fitting the veneers according to face shape, and tooth structure is vital in getting correct placements. With veneers, placement is best structured according to individual face type. A consultation beforehand to determine the correct fit for your teeth is advisable as it will help in identifying samples of veneers that you will use in time for the procedure.
Porcelain veneers can be put on one tooth or several depending on an individual’s preference. You don’t have to put them in every tooth, rather have them placed strategically on select teeth for the right look.
Veneers look best when they are more natural. This is achieved by having a correct shade of white which blends best with normal teeth. The thin porcelain material is also ultimately thin making it almost undetectable.
Veneers are permanent fixtures which usually last for around fifteen to twenty years with proper care and maintenance. Therefore, the decision to get them should be well thought out to avoid regret later on.
The decision to have porcelain veneers is entirely up to an individual based in their needs. For that reason, a change in appearance might just be the thing to make you feel better.