Veneers in Richmond, TX
Also Serving Katy, and Sugar Land, TX
Dental Porcelain Veneers aren’t just for Hollywood actors and celebrities anymore. As more and more people learn the value of good image, many consider having their teeth restored with cosmetic veneers.
While this dental restoration is often done for cosmetic reasons, dental veneers are also very helpful in restoring discolored teeth due to aging, chemical damage, as well as staining. Teeth discoloration is a common problem that happens when teeth enamel is stained or damaged through time.
Some common causes of this discoloration include coffee, tea, wine, certain medications like Tetracycline, as well as nicotine from smoking cigarettes. While staining is the leading cause of teeth discoloration, genetics may also play a part, as some people naturally have whiter enamel than others.
During a cosmetic veneer restoration, composite or porcelain shells are placed over the teeth to change its color and shape. In addition to solving discoloration problems, the treatment is also ideal for fixing disproportionate teeth sizes allowing that person to restore a beautiful smile.
Having dental veneers placed over teeth that are too small or too big, are unevenly shaped, crooked, chipped, or have small holes in them, fixes these irregularities and gives you the beautiful and lasting Hollywood smile that you desire. If your severely discolored, misshapen tooth is bringing you down and preventing you from showing a toothy grin, maybe it’s time to consider having cosmetic veneers installed.
This dental restoration is often offered as an alternative to dental crowns. Veneers offer a few advantages over crowns: Less tooth structure is removed in preparation for the restoration, and instead of being cemented on, these thin porcelain shells are bonded on adhering to the front side of your teeth. Below are some commonly asked questions about dental veneers. Feel free to contact us for any further inquiries.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Dental Veneers
Are Dental Veneers for me?
Not only do veneers cost less than dental crowns, their installation also require less work, in turn preventing the risk of trauma that causes sensitivity and other tooth problems. Porcelain veneers are patterned from tooth impressions and fabricated in a dental laboratory. These types of veneers are made from a thin porcelain material.
When the Veneers are fabricated and ready, they are then glued over the front of the teeth, usually with little to no local anesthesia required. While Porcelain Dental Veneers require at least two visits to your dentist, composite veneers require only a single visit, as the application and bonding of the composite veneer is done directly on the surface of the tooth.
Having composite veneers installed gives you an instant solution to your stained or crooked teeth. However, porcelain veneers are more resistant to staining and are very durable, and can last you a longer time.
How Much do Dental Veneers Cost?
The average cost of dental veneers in Sugar Land, Katy, and Richmond, TX is $1,000 per unit. That is the price of one veneer. Prices may vary depending on the treating doctor, the complexity of your case, and how many dental veneers your cosmetic dentist is recommending.
Will Dental Insurance Help Pay For My Dental Veneers?
Since porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure, unless your teeth are broken down, worn down, and compromised, dental insurance normally does not pay for dental veneers. At Best Dental, our insurance specialists will check with your carrier to make sure that this is the case, but again, in normal cases dental veneers are not covered by insurance.
How Long Do Veneers Usually Last?
With good home care, porcelain veneers can last up to 10 years. There will be instances on them falling off or fracturing, but for the most part, they should last at least this long.
What Happens If My Porcelain Veneer Falls Off?
If your dental veneer happens to fall off you have to come back and see our team to see what the reason was it came off in the first place. More than likely, the veneer will be re-cemented back on.
If you are interested in knowing more about dental veneers, please contact Best Dental today.