Veneers have emerged as one of the ideal cosmetic dentistry options for people. Let’s explore more about them with some commonly asked questions.
The dental veneers are thin porcelain shells, which are bonded over the front teeth for giving you a flawless smile. They are custom-made to fit each patient so they vary in color, shape, and size. They are made in the dental lab after taking the impressions. The veneers are then placed over the natural teeth with the help of a strong bonding material.
The veneers cost can vary from 800 to 2500 dollars per veneer. The cost per veneers can increase based on the quality of the material, dentist’s experience, and the region you reside in. You can ask about payment options in advance.
The veneers can usually last for a longer duration with minor issues in any one of the veneers such as crack because of biting on something hard. Apart from these rare cases, the veneers can last for a pretty long time.
As veneers are bonded to your teeth, they are only as strong as the bonding material. The bond is quite strong still you must avoid opening packages or tear tough food items with the teeth that have veneers.
The veneers are put on the teeth after removing some portion from the surface so that teeth don’t look bulky and offer a natural appearance.
Your natural tooth structure still exists so you are very much vulnerable to getting decay. The interface between veneers and natural teeth needs to be sealed in the right way for preventing decay. Also, brushing and flossing regularly can help.
The insurance companies may cover the cost of a veneer or two if the teeth have fracture or large fillings and decay. Most companies don’t cover cosmetic dentistry procedures.