Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

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Dental veneers are an efficient, long-lasting way to improve the appearance of your smile. They can replace multiple minor cosmetic procedures in a simple two-appointment process. They represent an excellent value for your investment and provide beautiful results.

About Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is a custom-made shell of material permanently affixed to the front-facing surface of your tooth. Veneers can correct multiple aesthetic issues at once, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth

Types of Dental Veneers

Veneers come in two primary categories: porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant, and their material produces a more lifelike appearance. Composite veneers are more affordable and versatile, though they stain more than their porcelain counterparts. Porcelain veneers last longer than composites.

The Process of Applying Veneers

During your first appointment, the dentist will help you decide which type of veneer works best for your smile. They will take photos and impressions of your teeth.

Next, the dentist removes a thin layer of enamel from the forward-facing tooth surfaces that veneers will cover. Removing the enamel allows the veneer to fit perfectly against the natural tooth.

After preparing the teeth for veneers, the dentist will take another set of impressions to allow the lab to create well-fitting appliances.

During your second appointment a few weeks later, the dentist will cement the veneers and complete the restoration. You will go home with a brilliant new smile.

Since the dentist needs to remove a small amount of enamel, you will not be able to reverse the process because your teeth will need protection. Veneers need periodic replacement.

Taking Care of Your Veneers

Porcelain and composite veneers are durable, but you will need to maintain them carefully to prolong their lifespan. Porcelain veneers are tougher than composites.

Whether you have porcelain or composite veneers, avoid chewing non-food objects like ice or pens and using your teeth to open packages. Exercise caution with hard and crunchy foods.

The Value Offered By Veneers

Considering the cost of every cosmetic procedure that a set of veneers can replace, you will quickly realize how cost-effective this solution can be. They can replace minor orthodontic work, bonding, teeth whitening, and other aesthetic procedures.

The time savings represented by veneers is also a major benefit. Veneers can be placed in a minimum of two appointments, while orthodontic work could take from a few months to a few years.

Your dentist can help you understand how much value you will receive from a set of veneers. You will not only save time in the dentist's chair and money, but you will also enjoy a gorgeous smile.

Call Lindenwold Dental

Dental veneers are a beautiful and relatively affordable way to brighten your smile. For most patients, they are a simpler and quicker alternative to multiple cosmetic procedures.

Please call our Lindenwold, NJ, office at 856-783-3777 to inquire about veneers and schedule an appointment for a consultation today.