Dental Veneers in Byford
Are you looking for a way to improve your smile? At Byford Smiles, we offer veneers as one of our many cosmetic dental options. They are an excellent choice for improving the appearance of your smile and can be used to correct a variety of imperfections, such as gaps, chips, and stains.
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Types of Veneers
Inorganic and organic materials combine to form composite resin. A composite resin veneer uses the same bonding material as a tooth-coloured filling. Composite can be strong but it is not as durable as porcelain.
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FAQ's About Veneers
Veneers are beneficial to patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. Here are some benefits of veneers.
- Dental veneers can cover chips, cracks, and discoloration
Veneers are thin tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. They can be used to cover small chips and cracks, and they can also be used to brighten stained or discolored teeth. In addition, veneers can be used to close gaps between the teeth.
- Dental veneers look and feel natural
Dental veneers are a popular choice for people looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Made of thin, translucent porcelain, veneers are bonded to the front surface of the teeth, creating a natural-looking finish.
- Dental veneers require minimal enamel removal
Compared to other types of cosmetic dental procedures like dental crowns and bridges, veneers is a very conservative procedure. With veneers, only a small amount of enamel is removed from the front surface of the tooth, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
- Dental veneers are stain resistant
Veneers made of porcelain are stain resistant. Unlike natural teeth, which are porous and can absorb stains from coffee, tea, and red wine, veneers repel staining agents. As a result, people with veneers can enjoy their favorite foods and beverages without worrying about stained teeth.
- Dental veneers are low maintenance
One of the best things about veneers is that they are low maintenance. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, you won’t need to make any special changes to your oral care routine once you have veneers. Just brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. With proper care, your veneers can last for many years.
Three visits to the dentist are usually needed for a dental veneer – one for a consultation and two for making and applying them.
- Diagnosis and treatment planning
Your dentist will discuss the procedure and some of its limitations with you to ensure that dental veneers are right for you. The dentist may take X-rays and take impressions of your mouth and teeth.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, the dentist will reshape the tooth’s enamel surface by an amount that is roughly equal to the thickness of the veneer. You and your dentist will decide whether to numb the area before trimming off the enamel. Then, your dentist will take an impression to make a model of your teeth. Your veneer is made by a dental laboratory using this model. Veneers usually take 2-4 weeks to return from the laboratory. While waiting for this to finish, a temporary veneer is installed to protect the teeth.
Dentists place veneers on your teeth to examine their fit and colour, removing and trimming them repeatedly to achieve the correct fit before permanently cementing them. Veneer colour can be adjusted by choosing the cement shade. You will then have your teeth cleaned, polished, and etched to prepare them for the veneer. The veneer is placed on the tooth with special cement. When the veneer is properly positioned, the dentist will use a special light to activate chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden very rapidly. The final steps include removing any excess cement and checking your bite. In a couple of weeks, your dentist may want to check your gums and the veneer’s placement.
Veneers should not cause your teeth to become more sensitive than they were prior to the treatment. In fact, some even find that their teeth are less sensitive after receiving veneers.
However, some patients feel sensitivity during the preparation for veneers. Veneers require minimal tooth enamel removal. Since the enamel’s job is to protect the dentin beneath it, it’s removal can make your teeth more sensitive, but this should not be of concern. Veneers replace enamel and it will protect your teeth against hot and cold temperatures once bonded to your teeth.
If you are concerned about tooth sensitivity, be sure to discuss it with your dentist before getting veneers. They can provide you with more information about what to expect and how to minimize any discomfort.
The cost of dental veneers vary depending on the type of dental veneer and the number of teeth that will be treated. You can expect to pay $1900-$2300 for a porcelain veneer. Comparatively, composite veneers can cost $900-$1200 per tooth. In some cases, insurance may cover part of the cost of veneers. However, most insurance plans consider veneers to be purely cosmetic procedures and will not provide any coverage.
To get a more accurate estimate of your veneer treatment, set an appointment with our clinic. We can discuss your treatment options and their costs. You may also contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage.