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The Most Common Questions about Veneers

Have you ever seen a person with a perfect smile? If you’ve noticed, you’ll recognize that their teeth are bright white, evenly shaped with zero imperfections. Chances are that if you’ve seen someone with this kind of smile, it’s because they’ve gotten veneers.

The quickest way to obtain a perfect smile is by getting veneers. For those who have teeth that are stained, chipped or gapped, veneers are your ideal solution. Although the treatment is common, a lot of people have questions about veneers. From cost and processes to aftercare treatment, we’ve answered these common questions about veneers below.

Keep reading to check them out!

How much do veneers typically cost?

Many factors affect the cost per tooth. The least expensive kind of veneer is composite veneers. Composite veneers can be made in-office which lowers lab fees. They typically run from $250 and $1500 per tooth.

Porcelain veneers fall somewhere in the middle in regard to cost. They typically cost from $250 to $1500 per tooth and include lab fees.

Third-party companies such as Lumineer and Vivaneer are the most expensive kind of veneer on the market. They cost about $800 to $2000 per tooth.

What type of teeth are good candidates for veneers?

All types of teeth are good candidates for veneers. Yet, different types of teeth require different restorations or implants in order to achieve the smile makeover you’re looking for.

What is the typical lifespan of regular veneers?

In optimal health, porcelain restorations can last between 15 to 20 years. It’s advised to ensure that the veneers are replaced before any cavities or wear appear.

What happens to veneers over time, and why do they need to be replaced?

Veneers may need to be replaced due to wear, shifting, and/or gum recession. Naturally, over time, the bacteria and acid from the food you eat can erode your teeth. It’s important to pay attention to what is happening with your veneers and attend regularly scheduled appointments.

Do you have to avoid certain foods and drinks after getting veneers? Do veneers stain as natural teeth do?

There are no foods or drinks you should particularly avoid. The key is to maintain a healthy dental routine which would include flossing, brushing, and rinsing with a fluoride rinse to avoid stains and cavities.

Is there any pain involved with the process?

50% of individual will experience “bonding sensitivity” when bonding their final veneers. There can be slight gum sensitivity and pain when temporary veneers are placed.

Our recommendation in light of this sensitivity would be to take painkillers as needed, rinse with salt water and try to sleep the pain off. Bear in mind that the sensitivity is temporary.

What is the healing process?

Once you’ve received your porcelain veneers, there will be no recovery time. It is to be noted that following the enamel removal, you may experience mild discomfort temporarily. When the sensitivity wears off, you’ll be able to resume your everyday eating habits.

Schedule your next appointment with North Pointe Dental Associates

Have you been dreaming about getting the smile you’ve long wanted? If so, come in and discuss your smile with our dentists. We’ll provide you with options to best suit your unique needs. Contact us today to begin your smile journey!

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