Before and After Dental Veneers

Having a smile you feel proud to show off can be a major boost to your confidence. If you have minor imperfections or more complex concerns with the appearance of your smile, then dental veneers might be the perfect solution to getting a smile that makes you feel happy about smiling. 

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are cosmetic dental prosthetics that consist of a thin shell of porcelain or composite resin. They are colored and shaped to resemble natural teeth. Applied to the visible surfaces of the teeth, dental veneers can enhance and improve the appearance of a patient's smile.

With the exception of snap-on veneers, dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic dental treatment, meaning they must be maintained for life. 

Types of Dental Veneers

There are several different types of dental veneers. Veneers can vary in terms of their thickness, material, and purpose. The most popular types of dental veneers include:

  • Porcelain Veneers - Porcelain veneers are comprised of tooth-colored porcelain. This material offers a highly natural-looking effect thanks to its inherent luminosity, which is similar to that of tooth enamel. 
  • Composite Veneers - Composite veneers are made of tooth-colored composite resin. Composite resin is not quite as strong or naturally luminous as porcelain but it is an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers. They are still quite durable and natural-looking. Plus, veneers of this material are typically less expensive and require less preparation of the tooth's natural surface before treatment. 
  • Snap-On Veneers - A snap-on veneer (also known as a flipper) is a removable dental prosthetic. Snap-on veneers are designed to fit snuggly over the visible portion of the teeth, creating an aesthetically pleasing look. Though, they are not meant to be worn all day, every day. Snap-on veneers are ideal for temporary wear during photo shoots or pageants. 

There are additional types of dental veneers such as those made of Zirconium dioxide (made from a highly durable metal-fused ceramic material) and Lumineers (a thinner treatment option than traditional porcelain veneers). 

What Kinds of Concerns Can Dental Veneers Fix? Common Dental Veneers Treatment Cases

Whether masking a minor imperfect or creating a completely new look, dental veneers can transform the appearance of a person's smile by delivering major visual impact and positive results. 

Individual Dental Veneers for Minor Imperfections

Patients with minor imperfections can benefit greatly from the placement of one or more individual veneers inside their mouths. Individually placed veneers can be used to:

  • Mask permanent discoloration, creating a whiter, brighter, and more evenly colored smile. 
  • Correct irregularly shaped or sized teeth to create a more balanced and symmetrical smile. 
  • Cover up minor chips or cracks to create a symmetrical, healthy look. 
  • Hide irregular tooth gaps between teeth.
  • Cover up silver, amalgam dental fillings to create a natural look.

Complete Dental Veneers for Complex Concerns

Other patients with more extensive aesthetic concerns can benefit from a complete set of dental veneers that can be used to achieve all of the above effects in addition to:

  • Designing a new look to dazzle with the smile of your dreams.
  • Creating a completely symmetrical, balanced, and evenly colored smile. 
  • Achieving the look of a perfectly straight smile. 

Comprehensive Treatment Plans With Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful smile is a healthy smile. For some patients, dental veneers are simply an individual component in a larger treatment plan. This is especially true for patients who have existing oral health concerns or teeth that have been weakened or significantly damaged. In these cases, we will most likely suggest additional treatments such as dental crowns, orthodontics, Invisalign, tooth-colored dental fillings, or other treatments to improve the patient's oral health in addition to enhancing the aesthetic appearance of their smile. 

How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?

The cost of dental veneers can vary quite a bit depending on the individual treatment case, the specific teeth being treated, and the type of dental veneer selected. 

On average, porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers with average prices per tooth ranging from $925 to $2,000 and $250 to $1500 respectively. 

Most commonly, dental veneers are not covered by dental insurance because they are considered a cosmetic-purpose treatment. However, every case and policy is different, and our staff will be happy to help you determine the estimated cost and coverage of your treatment. 

Makeover Your Smile With Our Dentist in Stuart, Florida

If you've been searching for "veneers near me," then search no further. Our dentists at Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart are experts in cosmetic and restorative dental care where the importance of smile aesthetics and oral health meet.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile as a result of minor imperfections or more complex concerns, our dentists can help. We can talk with you about your treatment goals, oral health, and expectations to provide you with personalized recommendations and a treatment plan designed to meet your needs while helping you achieve your smile goals. 

To learn more about dental veneers or to request an appointment, we welcome you to contact our dental office in Stuart, Florida today.

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