What Are Porcelain Veneers?Porcelain veneers are custom-made using thin layers of porcelain laminate to seamlessly match the surrounding teeth’ color and shape. It is even possible to change the shape and color of the teeth, if needed, to improve your smile dramatically. Dentists remove a small bit of a tooth’s surface and then permanently bond the veneer. These coverings can last upwards of 15 years, and often even longer, with proper oral care. Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains and are more natural-looking when compared to direct resin bonding, or fillings.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?Porcelain veneers, as indicated above, can be utilized to correct a variety of cosmetic issues, making them a popular choice for those suffering from:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between their teeth
- A crooked smile
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Misaligned teeth
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?Anyone with good oral health can receive porcelain veneers. If you have gum disease, weak teeth, or grind your teeth, whether to proceed with porcelain veneers has to be considered carefully. Our professional staff will explore all of your options to ensure you receive quality treatment for any dental issues you have.
Does the Porcelain Veneers Procedure Hurt?
Since there is a small amount of tooth enamel removed for a veneer, some patients worry about the discomfort the procedure may cause. At McDonogh Dental Associates, our team ensures that the process is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
The overall cost of porcelain veneers depends on several factors.
Things to consider when calculating the cost:
- The number of porcelain veneers needed
- Your overall oral health
- If any dental work will precede veneer placement
Many insurance companies will not cover costs because porcelain veneers are considered cosmetic.
Porcelain Veneers for A Flawless Smile
McDonogh Dental Associates offers a range of cosmetic dentistry options, including porcelain veneers, to correct many common issues with your teeth. Whether you need a chipped tooth fixed or wish to restore your smile, our trained staff will make sure you can do so in comfort and confidence.