Finding a Great Solution
for Crooked or Misshapen Teethwith Dental Veneers
Veneers are taking the dental world by storm. Why, you might ask? Along with being the most versatile cosmetic solution, a dental veneer is cost-efficient and impossible to notice. Many who have a veneer report a massive boost in confidence and an overall sense of comfort when speaking, eating, and smiling.
It is important to correct misshapen and crooked teeth not only to have a beautiful smile that can give you more confidence, but to have good oral health. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to keep clean, which can lead to cavities, gum disease, receding gums, bad breath, and an abnormal bite.
If you have crooked or misshapen teeth, there are a few options available including orthodontics, veneers, or crowns. One of the most desirable options for many adults, however, is veneers. A cosmetic evaluation with your dentist can help determine which course of treatment is right for you.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of dental material that your dentist will bond to the front of the tooth. Because porcelain veneers are as thin as contact lenses, your dentist has to remove very little tooth structure before bonding a veneer.
This means most of your healthy tooth structure will remain intact. One of our cosmetic dentists will prepare your teeth for veneers and take a mold of your teeth. We will send the mold to a dental lab where they’ll make your new custom porcelain veneers.
Your dentist will place temporary veneers in the meantime, while you await the seating of your permanent veneers. After about two weeks, your veneers will be ready to be bonded to your teeth. Your dentist will gently remove the temporary veneers, bond the permanent veneers, and you’ll have a beautiful new smile.
Porcelain veneers can be a great option for patients looking to correct minor flaws in their smile. You may have moderate discoloration, crookedness, gaps, or chips that veneers can correct. Here at Lincoln Family Dentistry, our cosmetic dentists strive to give every patient a smile they can be proud of.
The Cost of a Dental Veneer
The cost of having a veneer placed can vary significantly. Many different factors can contribute to the overall cost of your new dental veneers. Veneers usually cost around $1100 per tooth.
A great way to get an accurate estimate is to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists today. You can do so online or by calling us at 402-467-1000.
What can porcelain dental veneers do for me?
Below is a list of common flaws veneers can correct:
- Discolored resin composites fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Stained teeth that cannot be corrected with professional bleaching
Are you a good candidate for porcelain dental veneers or Lumineers®?
Healthy tooth structure is necessary for a patient considering veneers and Lumineers®. Typically, if a patient has a cosmetic issue, but the tooth structure is sound, they will be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Other factors to consider are your health, tooth decay, gum disease, oral hygiene, and age. Thankfully, so long as your teeth are healthy, it’s not difficult to qualify for dental veneers. They’re a good solution for people of most ages, and they often save patients from needing more extensive cosmetic procedures.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help determine if you meet some of the requirements:
Do I have good overall systemic health?
We encourage all of our patients to take care of not only their oral health but also the health of their entire body. While this is not an invasive procedure, it is important that the patient is in general good health, especially making sure there is no infection present.
Do I have tooth decay (cavities)?
Minor decay can be addressed while preparing your teeth for veneers. However, it is important to note that large or deep cavities with fillings in which a significant portion of the tooth structure has been removed can affect candidacy for a veneer. A tooth with a more significant amount of decay may not provide the support the tooth needs.
How is my oral hygiene routine?
It is important before considering veneers that you first look at your dedication to your oral hygiene routine. Are you visiting the dentist every six months for your cleaning and exam? Are you brushing twice a day, flossing 5+ times a week, and using a fluoride mouth rinse? A good routine is crucial not only for the overall health of all your teeth, but it is of particular importance for teeth that have undergone dental work.
Am I of proper age?
Teeth take many years after they have erupted to mature and take shape to be the set you will have the rest of your life. Our cosmetic dentists believe in waiting until the teeth are mature to place veneers because veneers are custom-fit to a patient’s current length, width, and shape of teeth.
How do I find the best cosmetic dentist in my area for dental veneers?
Although everyone has their own definition of “best” one of the most reliable ways to find a great medical provider of any kind is to ask for referrals from friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers. Checking credentials, searching for before and after of cosmetic dentistry photos, and scheduling a consultation to meet your potential cosmetic dentist are also great ways to find a cosmetic dentist who does great work and makes you feel comfortable.
When considering cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers, how do I find the best cosmetic dentist near me?
Using online resources such as Google reviews and the American Dental Associations Find-A-Dentist tool you’ll be able to narrow down a few dentists that are in your area. From there, you can ask family or friends for recommendations. Word of mouth sometimes is an excellent way to find a top-notch dental provider.
Where is the best place to get dental veneers or cosmetic dentistry near me?
The “best” place to get cosmetic dentistry can vary. For example if you are looking for dental veneers you would want to find a provider who has placed a number of dental veneers. The same would go for implant dentistry or any other form of cosmetic dentistry. The bottom line is to make sure that the cosmetic dentist you are seeking is skilled in the area of dentistry you are considering. Ask friends, family, or coworkers for referrals and oftentimes, that’s a great way to find a provider who can complete Your Smile Wish.
Is cosmetic dentistry or more specifically, dental veneers covered by insurance?
Nearly all cosmetic dentistry cases are done to improve the appearance of your smile and are therefore considered elective. Being an elective procedure means that it is not medically necessary, which in turn, means dental insurance won’t cover the cost. Luckily, our team at Lincoln Family Dentistry offers affordable dentistry and great dental payment plans to make your smile wishes obtainable.
What can dental veneers fix?
Cosmetic dentistry, more specifically dental veneers, can fix a menagerie of problems – everything from stained, misshapen, chipped or even misaligned teeth can be fixed with dental veneers. Because dental veneers are a “permanent option” be sure to have a skilled cosmetic dentist address your concerns to make sure dental veneers are the right option for you.
The next step is to schedule an appointment with one of our Nebraska Family Dentistry dentists for a cosmetic evaluation. This evaluation will help you determine which option is right for you in achieving your ultimate smile wish.
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