If you want a perfect smile, before you consider anything else, you need to consider dental veneers. Here at Stanley Dentistry, we are proud to offer porcelain veneers as part of our cosmetic dentistry branch. Dr. Bobbi has been giving patients the veneers of their dreams for over twenty-five years and is one of the most experienced veneers providers in the area. In just a few easy trips to our office, you’ll have the white, straight smile you’ve always wanted.
How do dental veneers work?
A lot of people have heard of veneers but not many know what they actually are. Although porcelain veneers are able to completely transform smiles, they’re actually quite small and thin. Unlike dental implants, porcelain veneers are just thin sheets of ceramic that bond directly to the front of the teeth. Your natural teeth remain underneath but the bright white veneers are what the world sees.
When bonded to the teeth, they are near impossible to detect and highly resistant to foods and drinks that stain the teeth. For strength and appearance, their similarity to healthy, white tooth enamel is unrivaled by other restorative options.
How long will it take to get dental veneers?
You can have your new smile with dental veneers in as little as two visits. During your first visit, we remove a thin layer of the tooth enamel and take a precise mold of your teeth in order to create the veneers. While your custom veneers are being made, you’ll wear temporary veneers to keep your smile looking great. Then, at your next visit, we apply your final veneers, completing your smile transformation.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers?
Getting veneers is a big investment so we always want our patients to know everything about the procedure. At the moment, veneers are very popular because they can give almost anyone a perfect smile in just a few appointments. They’re durable, stain-resistant, and come in any shape, size, or shade you want. If you want a beautiful smile, veneers are perfect.
Of course, as with anything, they do come with a few cons. Veneers are not as permanent as dental implants nor do they cure any underlying disease. Putting a veneer on a decaying tooth won’t remove the decay.
If you’re getting traditional veneers (as opposed to no-prep veneers), Dr. Bobbi will have to shave off a very small amount of enamel in order to fit the veneer over the tooth. Dr. Bobbi removes as little as possible but if you ever decide to take the veneers off, that small gap will be noticeable. It’s important to keep that in mind when deciding whether to get traditional veneers or no-preps.
Am I a good fit for dental veneers?
Our dentists at Stanley Dentistry have the ability to transform almost any smile with dental veneers. Come in for a free consultation to see if dental veneers are the best cosmetic dental option for you!
What are the best alternatives to dental veneers?
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If you don’t feel like veneers are the right choice for you, there are some other options that can give patients a better smile. For patients with severe decay, dental implants may be better. If finances are an issue, Snap-on-Smiles offer a temporary, removable smile that’s perfect for special occasions.
Some of our patients assume that veneers and dental implants require similar procedures and yield similar results. While they both result in beautiful smiles, veneers and dental implants are very different.
Veneers go over your natural teeth. Dental implants take the place of a lost or extracted tooth. In most cases, veneers are cosmetic while dental implants may be both cosmetic and required for full mouth function.
Dental bonding and veneers are not comparable. Some dentists use composite bonding material to create fake, cheaper veneers but this is an inexcusable practice. Dental bonding should only be used to fix minor cosmetic imperfections or to fill cavities.
If you have a small chip in your tooth, dental bonding is the perfect fix. If you want a perfect, uniform smile, dental bonding won’t work. That much bonding composite on the teeth won’t last very long. The reason we use porcelain veneers and bonding cement are because they’re durable and long-lasting. Any other material won’t hold up the same.
Veneers are not natural enamel so traditional methods of whitening won’t whiten your veneers. Actually, whitening toothpaste will cause staining. Whitening toothpaste polishes enamel but creates small scratches on veneers.
A lot of people who are interested in getting veneers fear that they’ll make their smiles look unnatural. At some offices, dentists force patients through a bad experience, giving them limited options and few chances to customize their veneers. Fortunately, that’s not how we do it here.
At Stanley Dentistry, we strive to give you the shape, shade, and size veneer that you want. Our doctors and assistants will sit down with you to find out exactly what look you’re going for. At the end of the day, we want you to leave our office happy and confident.
We do, however, take into consideration some things that patients don’t always think about. Dr. Bobbi has twenty-five years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and knows how to make each and every patient’s veneers look amazing. If Dr. Bobbi encourages you to go in a certain direction with your veneers, it’ll be for a good reason.
We promise that post-procedure, you won’t have the stereotypical blocky veneer teeth. You’ll have the smile of your dreams.
The question everyone always wants to know: how much do veneers cost? Like almost everything in dentistry, there is absolutely no way to give a flat rate when it comes to veneers because they’re so customizable. If an office is giving a flat rate, they’re most likely allowing patients to leave their office with “one-size-fits-all” veneers that don’t look good on anyone. At Stanley Dentistry, we want to give every patient a set of veneers that works well for their unique mouth shape. This means that prices will naturally vary.
Prices for veneers also depend on how many veneers the patient wants. Some people don’t really know how many veneers they need in order to get the smile they imagine. For the most accurate estimate on your veneers, come in for a free consultation. We will go over every aspect of the procedure and layout a few different financing options.
If your teeth aren’t healthy, placing veneers over them won’t help. Cavities will still grow and worsen, even with a veneer hiding them. Veneers are a cosmetic procedure that’s only meant to help transform the shape and shade of your smile. As with any cosmetic procedure, Dr. Bobbi will make sure your teeth are healthy before placing veneers.