Get a Perfect Smile with Dental Veneers
Many people want to have a perfect and flawless smile. After all, the smile is usually one of the first things people will notice. A smile not only makes a great first impression, but it gives people the opportunity to convey a sweet and happy disposition. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people are not born with a perfect set of teeth. However, with cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers, it is entirely possible to obtain the stunning smile you are after. Dental veneers are a minimally invasive way to help enhance your natural smile. A dental veneer is a thin, porcelain veneer that is applied to the very front of the tooth. Veneers can be used to help change the color or contour of your existing teeth.
The process to get veneers is really quite simple. First, a patient will consult with the dentist to discuss the final look and shape they are after. They will select a color for the veneers that appears natural, and will blend with the rest of the mouth. The dentist will take a mold of the existing teeth. This way, he or she will be able ensure that the veneers will not only fit the existing teeth, but will blend seamlessly with the existing tooth structure. The molds are sent away to a lab, and will return to the dental office with perfectly shaped veneers, ready to go onto your teeth. In a simple process, the dentist will remove a thin layer from the top and sides of the teeth. This will give both a clean surface, and enough room, for the veneers to be put into place. The veneers are cemented into place, and will work and feel just like natural teeth. Veneers have the ability to give you the look you desire, while still being able to maintain the majority of your natural tooth, hidden beneath the veneer facade.
While this is a great procedure to enhance the natural smile, it is still considered cosmetic surgery, and thus non-essential. This is a procedure that will rarely be covered by common dental insurance plans, and often people must pay out-of-pocket for this type of dental procedure. When considering the veneers cost, keep in mind that it can vary wildly depending on which teeth, and the amount of teeth you are having done. Veneers cost more if they are designed to fit over the larger teeth, such as the molars. Veneers cost less however, if they are going on the front teeth due to the simple shape. Expect to pay between $900 and $2,500 for a full set of veneers. If you are looking to save money though, consider your individual smile. Often, when smiling, the lower teeth are never exposed. It might make sense to only have veneers put in place on the top teeth.