What are Veneers?
One of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are thin, custom made casing that cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth, and irregular spacing, and can last over 20 years. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
What does the procedure involve?
After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include x-rays, and taking impressions of your teeth, Dr. Logeman or Dr. Cronley will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then he will create an impression and send it off to a laboratory to create the veneer. While the mold is being created, Dr. Logeman or Dr. Cronley may provide you with temporary veneers. Finally, the veneer's size and color are given one last adjustment before they are cemented to your tooth on your second visit.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant and less irritating to gums. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
Types of Veneers:
Since porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and chipping, they are generally more expensive. Lumineers are a particularly popular type of porcelain veneers that do not require your teeth to be shaved and can be placed over crown or bridgework. A custom-made set of Lumineers can be installed in 2-3 visits and is proven to last over 20 years.
Will my insurance cover veneers?
As this procedure is elective and primarily cosmetic, most dental insurers will not cover veneers. However, veneers can be financed through an outside company such as Care Credit.