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Are you sometimes embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth? Discolored, misaligned or damaged teeth can often have a negative impact on your self-confidence and could create a poor impression on those with whom you interact.
At Gentle Dental of New Baltimore, we offer practical solutions for these issues in New Baltimore. If you are interested in investigating porcelain veneers in New Baltimore, we are your best source for information and services in our area. Our team will provide you with the right options for your needs and your family budget.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
Veneers porcelain are thin layers of porcelain materials that are shaped to fit the front surface of a tooth. These veneers offer added protection and an improved appearance for the teeth to which they are applied.
Reasons to Consider Veneers
Most of our patients come to us for veneers because they are embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth. Veneers are used to correct the following problems:
- Discolorations of teeth caused by smoking, aging, medications or consumption of coffee, tea and foods that cause staining or yellowing
- Chips and damage to teeth that can occur over time or in an accident
- Minor misalignment of front or side teeth
Veneers are an excellent solution for these problems and can provide long-term support for the brightest smiles possible.
What Preparation Is Needed Before the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
The first step in your treatment plan will be a thorough examination of your teeth. During this visit, your dentist will typically take impressions of your teeth, also known as molds. These molds will be used to fabricate porcelain veneers customized to fit your teeth perfectly. Your new veneers will then be applied to your teeth using advanced adhesives that are designed to last for many years.
How Are Porcelain Crowns and Veneers Different?
Crowns are different from veneers in the way that they are applied to your teeth. A crown is designed to fit over an entire tooth to provide added structural support and to enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers, on the other hand, are designed to improve the cosmetic aspects of your teeth and are applied to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers can allow you to improve your appearance and your self-confidence at a lower initial cost than crown applications.
What’s the Expected Porcelain Veneers Cost?
If worries about porcelain veneers cost are preventing you from investigating these advanced dental options, our office staff will do their best to provide you with affordable options designed to suit your needs. Most dental plans do not cover cosmetic procedures. If coverage does exist in your plan, we will work with your dental insurance company to make sure that as much of your cost is covered as is possible. This will lower your out-of-pocket expenses to a considerable degree. Gentle Dental of New Baltimore also offers a range of payment options. If you qualify, we may also provide you with dental payment plans that suit your budget and allow you to make payments on your dental care over time.
Will I Have to Replace My Veneers?
Veneers are a long-term solution for discolored or damaged teeth. In most cases, you can expect your veneers to last for 10 to 15 years. Some patients have reported that their veneers have lasted for 20 years or more.
How Do I Care for My Teeth Before and After the Procedure?
Proper care of your veneers requires that you avoid activities that could cause damage to them. This includes a range of activities that include biting on hard materials, chewing on aluminum foil or other metals, grinding your teeth or using your teeth to remove bottle caps. Most of the guidance we offer for caring for your veneers is a matter of common sense. If you grind your teeth at night, we can prescribe a mouthguard to prevent damage to your porcelain teeth from this habit.
Schedule a Consultation with Gentle Dental of New Baltimore Today
To learn more about the options we offer for porcelain veneers, give Gentle Dental of New Baltimore a call today at (586) 933-5521 to schedule a consultation with our team. We are committed to providing you with the most advanced and practical options for your needs and your budget.