What Veneers Can and Can’t Do for You

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Made from of porcelain or resin, veneers allow you to have what their name implies, a shiny smile on your front teeth. These custom-made shells can make quite a difference in your appearance, but they may not be the perfect answer for you.

Veneers Do Have Big Advantages

Because they are designed especially for you, veneers instantly improve your appearance by covering misshapen, chipped teeth and gaps. You can eat and drink with no inconvenience as well while flashing your front set of polished pearly whites.

The procedure for fitting and attaching veneers is fairly easy and painless to make too. In fact, resin veneers can be made in one visit. While porcelain veneers will take longer to produce, they are more durable than resin, with some able to last up to 30 years without needing replacement. They will stay as beautiful as installed if you take proper care of them.

Veneers Do Have Limitations Too

Veneers are not a perfect solution to all dental dilemmas. Here are some things they cannot do:

  • Prevent tooth decay. You could need a root canal or other treatment for teeth under veneers if you fail to take good dental care.
  • Correct crooked, misaligned teeth. Those likely will require orthodontia to be remedied.
  • Accommodate those who grind or clench their teeth. This includes people who chew on ice often. These practices can chip or crack the veneers easily.
  • Qualify for coverage under most dental insurance plans. Most carriers consider installing veneers aesthetic rather than essential medical treatment. Without this coverage, the considerable costs may deter you from getting veneers. Having recognized this challenge, we at Klooster Family Dentistry offer patients to apply for a CareCredit card to pay for veneers on a schedule more beneficial for their financial situations.

Additionally, veneers may not be the only cosmetic dentistry you need to achieve that perfect smile. Other options such as fillings may need to be performed along with it.

As you can tell, there are a lot of variables to consider with veneers. Don’t let them overwhelm you. We can help you determine if you’re the right candidate for the process if you make an appointment with us to make a full evaluation with you. We look forward to seeing you and giving you something to smile about!

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