So you’re unhappy with your teeth. But you don’t want to damage healthy teeth to create a bridge and you don’t want to invest money in a crown that will need to be replaced in a few years. What are your options?
You might be surprised to learn that cosmetic dental veneers are a solid option for a variety of tooth appearance issues.
Whether you’re unhappy with your teeth’s shape, coloration, or unsightly cracks or chips, cosmetic veneers can restore your smile.
Here are the most important things to know about cosmetic dental veneers.
Cosmetic Veneers Can Be Made From Different Materials
If you choose cosmetic veneers to correct aesthetic issues with your teeth, you should be aware of the costs and the processes involved. You should also be aware of the differences in materials used to create dental veneers.
The materials most commonly used are composite resin and porcelain.
Composite resin veneers are the more affordable option, averaging around $250 per tooth. They also require less time than porcelain veneers. Composite resin veneers can usually be made and applied to the teeth in a single dental visit.
The drawbacks of composite resin for dental veneers include a shorter lifespan (5-7 years with good dental hygiene) and a higher risk of staining and chipping than porcelain.
Porcelain veneers have a much longer lifespan (15-20 years with good dental hygiene) and look more natural than composite resin. Porcelain is also more resistant to staining and won’t crack or chip as easily.
The main drawback of choosing porcelain is the cost. Porcelain veneers can cost up to $2,500 per tooth. However, if your goal is a beautiful, long-lasting smile, porcelain veneers are a great investment.
Cosmetic Veneers Aren’t Right For Everyone
Like most things in life, cosmetic veneers aren’t for everyone.
If you have missing teeth, significant gaps or misalignment or have several teeth that have structural damage, cosmetic veneers aren’t the best option for smile restoration.
Additionally, dental veneers might not be the best choice for individuals who grind their teeth, have cavities or have root canal issues. It’s important to visit your dentist to resolve any lingering tooth conditions before considering dental veneers.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers with Patriot Family Dental
Patriot Family Dental in Clarksville is proud to offer a full range cosmetic dental procedures, including porcelain cosmetic dental veneers.
Are you interested in correcting your smile with dental veneers?