What Can Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers can correct stains and discoloration that are not likely to respond to whitening treatments. They can also correct gapping, crowding, misalignment and even change the length of your teeth. Some dental conditions require more extensive treatments, like braces or crowns, but porcelain veneers can work wonders on teeth that have minor to moderate imperfections.
Should I Do Bonding, Veneers or Porcelain Crowns?
If you have only a few teeth that are problematic, bonding can be a good solution. However, if the damage or discoloration crosses a number of teeth, porcelain veneers can be the better alternative. Porcelain crowns can correct a single tooth, or several. If you are considering a full smile makeover and have several damaged teeth, porcelain veneers can be a more economical solution, assuming that crowns are not needed to restore functionality as well.
Veneers vs. Lumineers?
Lumineers are thinner veneers. To install traditional veneers, your dentist will need to remove a bit of your tooth enamel in order to ensure that the veneers fit properly. Lumineers can often be installed with little preparation, or even no preparation.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
The life of your veneers will largely depend on how well you care for your teeth. Your veneers will not decay. However, if you neglect your oral health, your gum tissue could become compromised and you could develop periodontal disease. For this reason, it is very important that you visit your dentist at Boss Dental Care twice a year for checkups and cleanings. If you do, you can count on your veneers to last a very long time – up to fifteen years.
Am I a Candidate for Veneers?
Assuming that your dental health is generally good, you are likely a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Do I Bleach Before or After Doing Veneers?
If you are considering bleaching treatment, they should always be done before porcelain veneers are installed. Veneers will not respond to bleaching. So if you are considering porcelain veneers as a part of a cosmetic makeover, it must be the first course of action
How Many Veneers Do I Need to Do?
There is no one answer to this question. We actually have to answer this question with another question – how happy are you with your smile? If you just have a few teeth in front that are bothering you, you may only need veneers on those teeth. On the other hand, if you resist delivering a wide smile, you may want to have more teeth treated.
Some clients opt to have a full set of veneers installed just on the upper teeth, which are the ones that are most visible. Others choose veneers on both upper and lower teeth. The short answer is, you should have the teeth treated that bother you.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Again, it depends on how many teeth need to be treated. It also depends on the type of material used. Generally speaking though, porcelain veneers will usually cost you $250 and up per tooth.
If you have gapped, misaligned or discolored teeth and would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers or Lumineers, contact Boss Dental Care at 801 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411. You can call us at 361-992-7551, or use the form on our Contact Us page.