Porcelain veneers can serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes and provide durable lasting results for patients with a variety of dental concerns. These thin, translucent restorations are effective in changing the shape, size, color, or minor defects of natural teeth.
Preferred over the more economical tooth bonding treatment for lasting results, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and best for blending in with your natural teeth. Veneers are a permanent dental restoration, providing durable, lasting, and beautiful results.
Dental Crown Vs. Dental Veneer
While crowns and veneers are very similar types of restoration, there are a few key differences. One of the main differences between crowns and veneers is that a dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a dental veneer only covers the front and sides of a tooth like a shell.
Porcelain veneers offer a conservative treatment option for restoring a whole range of cosmetic dental concerns.
Veneers perform the following tasks:
Fix gaps between teeth
Repair chipped or broken teeth
Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
Change the shape or length of teeth
Cover stained or discolored teeth
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Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
Porcelain veneers generally take 2 – 3 visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with our dentist in Greenwood, Dr. Stevens will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth.
An impression will be taken and you will be fitted with temporary veneers while your final restorations are being created. In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready. The dentist permanently attaches them to your teeth.
After the dentist checks the fit and color and both you and the dentist are satisfied, a special bonding cement will be used to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, the number of porcelain veneers placed, and the specific condition of the patient. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We offer convenient payment options including interest-free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.
Porcelain veneers are designed to last a lifetime. This longevity can be achieved with proper care and maintenance. That includes a proper at-home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.
Patients often worry about the pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.