Dental Veneers Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
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Dental veneers work similarly to veneers in woodworking. They are a thin layer of material that is applied to the exterior surface of a tooth to protect it from external forces that can cause it to look discolored or show damages. Common uses for veneers are to cover teeth that are damaged, chipped, misshapen, or discolored. When placed over the top of an existing tooth, the veneer will improve the tooth’s appearance with a natural look, as well as hide the damaged tooth and protect it from future, further damage. Veneers can be made up of a composite or porcelain material, depending on the manufacturer and what material is best suited for your unique situation. Your dentist can work with you to determine which option is best for you, based on the tooth or teeth that are being covered. The teeth most commonly treated with veneers are the front teeth, as these are the ones that are the most visible when people smile and talk, and therefore the ones they are most likely to be self-conscious about. The veneer covering the tooth will be matched to the surrounding teeth to ensure that it blends in, and people won’t be able to tell that the tooth is covered with a veneer.
Veneers provide a cover over the top of an existing tooth to hide any damage or other imperfections with a tooth that can make a person feel self-conscious to smile or talk. Veneers are most commonly used on the front teeth, as these are the most visible when people talk or smile, and therefore the ones that they are most likely to feel self-conscious about other people seeing. The cost of a single tooth veneer, or a full set, depends on a variety of factors, such as your location, the dentist providing the veneer, the material of the veneer being used, and how much veneer is needed to cover the tooth. Your dentist will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for your unique situation, but a full mouth of veneers can easily get very expensive. As veneers are a cosmetic treatment, dental insurance plans will typically not cover the cost of them, meaning patients can expect to pay fully out of pocket for their treatment. Discussing your treatment options with a dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry, such as the team at Bay Dental Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, will help you to get an understanding of the cost of veneers so you can determine if this is the best treatment option for you.
Veneers can provide patients with a long-lasting solution to unsightly imperfections in their teeth, without the invasiveness of implants. How long a veneer will last will be dependent on a few factors, such as the material that was used, the state of the tooth underneath the veneer, and how well the patient takes care of the veneer once it is in place. Considering all of these factors, veneers can last for up to a decade or more, provided the tooth below doesn’t sustain additional damage, requiring it to be removed, and the veneer is properly maintained through brushing and regular appointments with your dentist. Veneers can be made from either porcelain or composite materials, with each option having pros and cons.
Our team at Bay Dental Family Dentistry and Orthodontics can help you determine which option will be best for your unique situation and provide you with the proper care instructions to ensure the veneer lasts for many years to come. As veneers can be quite pricey, the goal is to find the right match for you that will last as long as possible to ensure you get your money’s worth, while regaining your confidence in your smile. We serve patients from Santa Ana CA, Lakewood CA, Garden Grove CA, Anaheim CA, Irvine CA, Orange CA, Westminster CA, Costa Mesa CA, and South Coast metro areas.
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