Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front Tompkins Dental Ithaca NY. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.
Veneers can permanently transform teeth that are:
- Spaced unevenly
- Severely stained
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers depends on many factors including previous dental work, the present condition of your teeth and how many veneers you might require. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill and attention to detail by a skilled cosmetic dentist.
Do veneers look like normal teeth?
When bonded to teeth, ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to unsightly staining caused by coffee, red wine, tea and even cigarettes. For strength and appearance, the resemblance of veneers to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other dental Veneers restorative options.
How long do veneers last?
With proper care, porcelain veneers can brighten your smile for well over a decade. To prolong the life of your porcelain veneers, refrain from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things, and maintain regular brushing and flossing practices. If accidental breakage or damage to veneers occurs, it is usually possible for the dentist to replace only the veneer involved.