Having a smile you feel confident about can have life-changing abilities. Although, very few people are born with perfect teeth, thanks to so many advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there are ways to create the perfect smile.
Veneers are a go-to option for those seeking a smile makeover.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers can cover broken, chipped, or other imperfections. They can benefit discolored teeth and fill gaps between them. They can make small teeth larger and make crooked smiles straight. For some, it may only take one veneer - for others, multiple.
Veneers are thin shells that attach to the surface of the tooth. They only cover the front of the tooth, wrapping slightly around the sides and biting edge. Attached using a thin layer of strong bonding material, veneers are applied to the natural tooth for a seamless fit.
Types of Veneers
There are a couple of different types of veneers available, each having its own set of qualities and benefits.
Porcelain Veneers. These veneers are the most durable, lasting the longest. And they are the most aesthetically pleasing option, as well. This is likely due to their very real appearance as they look like natural enamel. Because they are made in a lab, they are designed to fit the tooth perfectly in size, color, and shape. Once attached, it is nearly impossible to tell the porcelain veneer from the real teeth. They last a long time and will continue to look great as they are stain-resistant.
Composite Veneers. This type of veneer is, as the name suggests, made of composite resin. These can be made both in a lab or at the dentist’s office. Like the porcelain variety, they are customized to fit the tooth in size, color, and shape. However, they are not always as perfectly matched in color. It is worth noting that composite veneers are susceptible to staining and typically do not last as long as porcelain veneers.
Instant Veneers. Instant veneers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they are not customized to fit a specific tooth or teeth. And while they are a quick option, they lack in appearance, quality, and durability. Most dentists will not recommend this type.
The Cost of Veneers in Concord, NH
The cost of veneers will vary based on the type of veneers selected and how many you get. Generally, they can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars up to $2,500 per tooth. Porcelain veneers are at the mid to higher-end due to their impeccable quality, with composite veneers following closely behind.
Your dentist will be able to give you a much more detailed list of costs based on your specific needs.
While most dental insurances will not cover veneers because they are considered cosmetic, they may cover it if it is considered medically necessary. Additional financing options are available, as well, to help cover the cost of veneers.
Discuss The Benefits of Veneers at Laurie A. Rosato, DMD
If you would like to further discuss veneers, how they may benefit you, and what your best option would be, the experienced team at Laurie A. Rosato, DMD is here for you. If you come in for an examination, we can give you a more detailed treatment plan outlining the cost of your veneers - and discuss payment options, too.
Ready to makeover that smile of yours?