Dental veneers provide an excellent solution if you are looking to enhance your smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment because of their overall effectiveness and ease of use.
Dental Veneers in Bloomington, Bedford, and Greenwood, IN
Dental veneers offer an excellent solution for individuals dealing with issues like overcrowding, minor tooth damage, erosion, or tooth discoloration. These ultra-thin shells are secured to the front surface of your teeth, enhancing their appearance by concealing imperfections and promoting a more uniform appearance.
Customizable to match the natural color of your teeth, veneers ensure a seamless blend with your smile while minimizing any discomfort during application. Built to be long-lasting, they provide enduring results, requiring minimal maintenance over the years.
Each set of veneers is crafted to suit your unique requirements, guaranteeing the outcome you desire. Our process typically involves two appointments: the initial one for creating impressions of your teeth and the subsequent one for the precise application and adjustments of the veneers to achieve a perfect fit.Schedule Online
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are incredibly thin shells that are applied on the front surfaces of a person’s teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws to make adjustments to alignment. They can also adjust the thickness of the teeth to improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing them in place with a strong dental adhesive.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
The two main types of dental veneers are porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
What do dental veneers cost?
Insurance plans usually do not cover veneers as they’re considered cosmetic treatments. However, the expenses can vary based on your dentist. Typically, conventional dental veneers can range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while no-prep veneers may cost approximately $800 to $2,000 per tooth on average.
Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?
Dental veneers and dental crowns are both used for cosmetic purposes—to resolve chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth. The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface whereas veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm) and the price for each is similar. Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth whereas veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.
Veneers and crowns are both great solutions for patients looking to get a white, straight smile that looks and feels natural. If you’re interested, but unsure which option is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.Learn More About Dental Crowns
Questions About Dental Veneers?
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