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What Should You Know Before Getting Porcelain Dental Veneers?

What Should You Know Before Getting Porcelain Dental Veneers?
August 31, 2021

Porcelain dental veneers are a great option to fix your chipped, cracked, or uneven teeth and enhance your smile. They are thin porcelain coverings that usually help cover the surface of your teeth to protect them from damage and create an aesthetically pleasing smile. This approach is a conservative restorative modality. The dental veneers appear closely similar to your natural teeth in appearance. Therefore, they are usually not easy to notice by other people.

So, if you are considering getting dental veneers, the following are a few things you should know:

Who is an ideal candidate for dental veneers treatment?

Porcelain Veneers are ideal:

  • If your teeth are chipped or have cracks
  • If you have stains on your teeth, that cannot be whitened using the teeth whitening treatments
  • If you have misaligned or uneven teeth due to overcrowding of teeth or result of an injury
  • If you have irregularly shaped teeth
  • If your teeth have a gap in your middle teeth which affects your smile’s appearance

How long does the procedure take?

Although dental veneers treatment is relatively quicker than dental implants or crowns, it is usually not completed in one day. Dental veneers treatment is usually completed in a series of sessions. During the initial session, the dentist will examine your teeth and discuss the treatment options. The dentist may also take the impression of your teeth, and it will take a few days for the customized permanent dental veneers to be prepared. During the next phase, the dentist will prepare your teeth for mounting the dental veneers. Meanwhile, you may have to wear temporary veneers until the permanent veneers are ready. Once the permanent dental veneers have been installed, you will need to regularly visit the dental clinic for checkups to ensure there are no problems and your teeth are healthy.

Is it permanent?

Most people think that porcelain dental veneers are a cover that is directly propped on their teeth. However, in order to affix the veneers, your teeth’ enamel needs to be removed, and your teeth are trimmed to prepare an appropriate mount to fit the veneers perfectly. Once done, it cannot be undone. Thus, it is a permanent solution. On the other hand, dental veneer installation is permanent, but porcelain veneers usually have an average life of up to 10-20 years, depending on the proper care and maintenance. Therefore, you may need to get the veneers replaced after every 10 or 20 years.

How much does it cost?

Dental veneers are usually made customized according to the specific needs of each patient. Some patients may require dental veneers only for the front teeth, while others may need full-mouth dental veneers. So, depending on your specific needs, the doctor will provide an estimated cost evaluation after the consultation. If you are interested in learning whether you need dental veneers and the cost of the treatment, schedule a consultation with our dental experts at North Island Dental Arts (NIDA).

We are the leading providers of porcelain dental veneers in Long Island, NY. Our team of dental experts designs customized porcelain dental veneers that not only look natural but last for many years, keeping your smile looking bright and beautiful. If you think you are a candidate and want to learn more about porcelain dental veneers, schedule a consultation with our experts today!