Porcelain Veneers, Common Questions Asked.
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Porcelain veneers are incredibly popular in the cosmetic dentistry industry. For many years, porcelain veneers have been perfected and made to look exactly like real teeth, perhaps where their popularity stems! They can be used to hide imperfections on your teeth such as badly rotted teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, separated or spaced out teeth and much more!
If you’ve done your research, but still find yourself with unanswered questions, check out the FAQs below with associated answers.
How Can I Find The Perfect Cosmetic Dentist For Me?
We always highly recommend the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as they provide quality dentists with budget ranges that fit everyone.
How Long Does the Process Last?
The process of getting the porcelain veneers could take days or sometimes weeks. Firstly, your cosmetic dentist will measure your teeth and mouth with wax and use this to create the permanent veneers. This process is necessary while your permanent ones are being made. Temporary veneers are put in and last a few weeks or months. Once those are fitted and changes have been made accordingly, the permanent ones are ready to be set in.
How Long do Porcelain Veneers Last?
This answer could highly depend on how well you take care of them. However, on average, porcelain veneers last from 8-15 years. As dental porcelain is being made stronger and more durable, the lifespan of these veneers could be longer. Also, try to remember porcelain veneers, much like real teeth, are susceptible to damage. Be sure to take the best care of them.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
This goes back to the tale old statement; you get what you paid for! Not to say a procedure that may have been considered a steal, can’t give you the best results and vice versa. However, the safe average for porcelain veneers can cost anywhere from 1,000-2,500 per tooth. This may sound expensive to some, however, with a durability time span of almost 15 years, it’s an investment worth making!
Can My Insurance Company Cover The Cost?
There is a high chance most insurance companies won’t cover the cost of veneers, as they are highly considered a cosmetic dental procedure. Usually, porcelain veneers won’t necessarily improve the functionality of your mouth, which is typically the argument most insurers have. It would be beneficial to read through your dental insurance policy in detail to answer this question. However, it may be better to find a cosmetic dentist within your budget, many are affordable and welcome easy monthly payment plans.
How Much Will The Structure Of My Natural Teeth Change?
In many cases, the changes needed to be done to your natural teeth, are crucial. In order for the porcelain veneers to fit snug and won’t allow space for movement, it is imperative that your teeth need to be shaved down to allow space for the veneers. This all depends on the severity of changes that need to be done to your teeth as well.
What Are The Best Tips For Taking Care Of My Veneers?
There are many ways to ensure proper care for your porcelain veneers. The first step is to always practice good dental hygiene, brush with a softer toothbrush and a dentist recommended toothpaste. Don’t forget your yearly dental check-up, and most importantly, if you grind or clench your teeth a night, buy a mouth guard!
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