Dental veneers are a popular dental treatment option. Unfortunately, not all patients are candidates for this treatment. How do you know if they dental veneers are right for you?
The only person who will know if this option is suitable for you is your dentist. Before recommending this dental treatment, a dentist will first conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth. When you visit the clinic of Dr. Michael Mabry and ask about dental veneers, he’ll first recommend undergoing dental examination. Here are some factors he considers:
Although teeth whitening treatment is an effective way to whiten your teeth, it’s not an ideal option for internal discoloration. If you have extremely stained teeth, they won’t respond well to teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Michael Mabry may recommend dental veneers as an option for your discolored teeth because they can cover up stains due to old fillings and other causes of internal discoloration.
Imperfection in teeth structure
When Dr. Michael sees that you have minor flaws affecting your teeth structure, he may recommend dental veneer as a useful way to hide chipped or cracked teeth. You may opt for a dental bonding, but often, a dental veneer is an ideal solution because of its natural look.
Dental veneers are appropriate for your case if you have aesthetic dental issues. For example, if you have chipped, discolored teeth, these dental problems can be fixed through dental veneers. Other procedures to resolve these problems may require additional procedures to achieve the same results as dental veneer.
If you have several darker teeth or gaps/spaces between your teeth, Dr. Mabry may recommend dental veneers as a durable way to change your smile. He may also suggest this treatment option as an alternative to braces, especially if you have crowded teeth or broken teeth.
Dr. Mabry can only recommend dental veneers as an appropriate treatment for your case after he has seen your mouth and examined your overall dental health.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The cost will depend on the number of teeth affected. Veneers can range from $10,000 to $15,000. Per tooth, the price ranges about $1,600. Of course, there are payment plans to help you pay for the procedure.
If Dr. Mabry recommends dental veneers, you’ll need to discuss your goals with him. Your next visit will involve smoothing your affected teeth, which may require a local anesthetic. The procedure will take approximately an hour to complete. While the new ceramic veneers are being created to match your natural teeth, you’ll be wearing a temporary veneer to protect your teeth.
Once your dental veneers are in place, you need to come back regularly for a follow-up checkup. Your dental veneers can last more than ten years as long as you follow Dr. Mabry’s instructions on how to take care of them properly.