Dental veneers are a great alternative to crowns or orthodontics for the correction of small cosmetic dental issues. Examples of such conditions that veneers may improve are slightly rotated teeth, discoloration, or large bonded fillings on front teeth that continuously break. A veneer is not a full crown or “cap”. A veneer resembles an artificial fingernail and is chemically bonded to the tooth it is fabricated to fit. A custom impression is taken of the prepared tooth and sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication of the veneer. Chicago’s own Lincoln Dental Care at www.midwaysquaredental.com can give you the information you need on which laboratories it trusts for your veneers.
Veneers can be made of many types of materials like porcelain, lithium disilicate, or composite resin. There are also many ways to prepare teeth to accommodate the veneer. There are veneers that are “prepless”, like Lumineers, which are an overlay bonded to the teeth. There are also “minimal preparation” veneers, like DuraThin veneers that allow the dentist to shave off as little as microns from the tooth structure to accommodate the porcelain veneers. The composite resin veneer, or direct veneer, is now a slightly dated concept but can yield nice results if the dentist is extremely skilled in her/his technique and color palate. The materials selected for your dental treatment are important and can play a huge role in the success of your treatment. For such a decision, you need to consult a highly trained dentist at Lincoln Dental Care,
The cost of veneers are based on your location, extent of tooth preparation, materials selected, and fees of the dental laboratory fabricating your veneer. Many times, your dental issue, though simple, will not be able to be solved with one veneer. To achieve a naturally beautiful smile, neighboring teeth may also “need” veneers or whitening to ensure all teeth are matching shades. Veneers are usually only placed on front teeth, but can go back to the bicuspids for a uniform smile line and color graduation. The cost of veneers can range from around $800.00 for a direct veneer to $1350.00 per tooth on a porcelain or DuraThin veneer. If multiple veneers is an option for you, then you and your dentist will probably want the laboratory to accomplish a preliminary wax-up, which is a preview of how the proposed treatment will turn out. This costs an average of $650-$800 itself. Dental treatment is not something you want to get at a discount or a bargain.
Another factor to consider when researching or treatment planning your dental veneers is your dental occlusion, meaning the way your teeth fit together. Your occlusion can be affected by any minute changes or adjustments in the mouth. Make sure that the way your mouth and jaws move to perform a chewing function are considered in the material and preparation selection. If the veneer is too large or bulky and your teeth are even slightly out of alignment, it could cause larger functional problems. Always ensure the experts at Lincoln Dental Care, at www.midwaysquaredental.com, are consulted in your dental treatment and planning for veneers.
The only way to have your smile evaluated and determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental veneers is to make an appointment with one of the professionals at Lincoln Dental Care. You can contact us to schedule your appointment via internet at www.midwaysquaredental.com today!