If you’re considering revamping your smile with veneers, you might be understandably concerned about the price. Because there are so many factors that must be considered, it’s difficult to provide you with a cost estimate without having your cosmetic dentist in Mesa examine your smile first. Afterward, we can develop a personalized treatment plan, including pricing information. We pride ourselves on offering quality dental care that is also budget-friendly!
Placing veneers over flawed teeth is a great way to “kill two birds with one stone” with cosmetic dentistry. With just one treatment, veneers in Mesa instantly cover up all of the aesthetic problems in your tooth and give you a brand-new appearance. Below, you’ll find the answers to several frequently asked questions about veneers to help you understand more about this amazing treatment. Feel free to give us a call if you don’t find the information you’re looking for!
Dental crowns and veneers are both restorations that can improve the appearance of a cosmetically imperfect tooth. The main difference is that while a crown covers the entire portion of the tooth above the gums, a veneer only covers a tooth’s front surface. Because veneers are smaller than crowns, your tooth will not have to be altered as much to place it. However, crowns are more effective at shielding the tooth from structural damage. We can discuss which of these options would better suit your smile during a consultation.
Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body, but it cannot grow back after it has been lost. Since we have to remove a very thin outer layer of enamel (about as thin as a contact lens) from your teeth in order to place veneers, the procedure is indeed considered irreversible. Moving forward, those teeth will always need some type of restoration for protection.
However, you’ll be glad to know that veneers are quite durable and can last a long time with the right aftercare. Additionally, most of our patients with veneers have said that the confidence they’ve gained from a new and improved smile has been absolutely worth it!
Veneers are only a cosmetic treatment, so they do not increase or decrease your risk of getting cavities. To prevent harmful bacteria and plaque from building up in your mouth and causing decay (which could weaken the bond between your veneer and your tooth), you’ll need to maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine.
For the most part, you can take care of veneers in the same way you would any other teeth. Here are some tips from your cosmetic dentist in Mesa on how to make your veneers last as long as possible:
Brush your teeth at least two times per day and floss once daily.
Visit us for checkups and cleanings twice a year. That way, our team can catch any problems with your veneers early on.
Wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth while sleeping and an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
Avoid chewing on hard, inedible items such as ice, pens, and fingernails.