After many years of eating, chewing and wear on your teeth, maybe your teeth are not as white as they used to be. Teeth can become stained for many reasons, but mostly due to the food you consume. If you consume acidic foods, colored foods, or even coffee and wine, you can expect to have stained teeth. Smoking is another cause of stained teeth and can even rotten them from the core. Maybe you won’t change your eating or brushing habits, that has caused you to have discolored teeth, but you want your white smile back, as well as better-looking teeth. For those looking for a better look to their teeth, you may be interested in Porcelain Veneers.
Dental Veneers are wafer-thin sheets of tooth-like material; that is put over and around each tooth, giving you the look of a bright new smile. There are many things involved with getting Porcelain Veneers, such as filing down your teeth in order to fit the Veneers around your teeth. If you are determined to get that perfect Hollywood smile, then Porcelain Veneers may be an option for you. Having Veneers put on, is a surgical procedure. You will have to go to the doctor for several visits to have each tooth that you want done, examined, x-rayed, and have your Veneers made for that tooth.
Not only are Porcelain Veneers time-consuming to make, they are also very costly. The average cost of veneers is anywhere from $900-$2500 or even more, per tooth. Usually the bigger the tooth, the bigger the cost! Some people do not do a full mouth of Veneers, maybe just the front teeth that are visible to others. For those who can afford to get their entire mouth done, be prepared to spend up to $50,000 or even more, depending on everything you have done. Other costs include x-rays, and exams that need to be performed during and even after Veneers are put in. Insurance companies don’t cover this type of procedure.
If you have decided to get Veneers done, you must first go to your dentist for consultation and to have them design Veneers that will fit over your specific teeth. If you’re choosing to have your entire mouth done, know that this is very time-consuming, and it may be months before you get to have the actual surgery done. Once the Veneers are created, you will go into a surgical procedure which will file down your teeth in order to fit the veneers on them. Some teeth have to be filed down to the root in order to fit the veneers, so a root canal may also be needed to complete the procedure.
Additional services such as root canals, are not included in the cost Veneers, but are extra, just as x-rays will be extra. Once your teeth are filed down, they can begin the surgical procedure of inserting the veneers. If you’re doing your entire mouth, expect to be in the chair for a long period, it may even be necessary to come back and finish on another visit. You will get anesthesia during the procedure, and expect to have pain and discomfort afterwards. Even though, it is a long and costly process to get Dental Veneers, many users swear by them. It’s priceless to get back your white smile, and be able to show your teeth with full confidence.