What are Veneers?
A dental veneer is a thin, wafer-like laminate, that is bonded to the front surface of your tooth. Veneer treatments can drastically enhance the aesthetic and appeal of a patient’s teeth. Veneers are capable of changing the color, shape, size, or length of a person’s tooth. Short of dental implants and crowns, veneer restorations can be the most effective treatment in transforming and perfecting a patient’s smile. When you come to Ocean Breeze Dental, speak to Dr. Konviser to see if veneers are the right treatment for you. He will help you understand how veneers can improve your smile, and develop a care plan to help you achieve the best results possible.
Why should I get Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment, meaning that patients don’t necessarily need the treatment, but they opt for it, to improve the look of their smile. If you have cracks or chips in your teeth, a veneer will correct it by covering existing imperfections. If you have gaps between your teeth, veneers are capable of filling those gaps, and completing your smile. Some patients that have darkened teeth which do not respond to normal teeth whitening treatments can effectively and dramatically improve the shades of their smile through veneer treatments. Dental veneers are custom made for your smile, meaning that when they are created, a technician will be able to match the shade, size, and shape of the veneer of the veneer based on your dental impressions and aesthetic goals.
Veneer treatments usually take 2-3 office visits to complete. On the first visit, the doctor will examine your teeth, take x-rays, and create impressions to be sent to a dental laboratory. On your second visit, the doctor will prep your teeth to receive the veneer. Dr. Konviser will contour your tooth, and remove about ½ millimeter of dental tissue to serve as the foundation of your veneer. On your last visit, the doctor will properly seat the veneer and contour them if necessary.
Cost of Veneers
In most cases, insurance companies consider veneers to be a cosmetic procedure. Because of this, most billing companies will not cover the cost of the treatment since it is not necessary to maintain the patient’s oral health. The staff at Ocean Breeze Dental will help you throughout the billing process. Payment plans are available, and the staff will help you in any way possible. If you're ready to change your smile for the better, call Ocean Breeze Dental today and schedule a consultation!