Veneers, such as Lumineers ® are made of porcelain or other materials and designed to fit over your existing teeth to give them a desirable shape, color, and appearance that best highlights your smile.
There are two basic types of options available: Porcelain, which includes the Lumineers system, and Resin Composite.
1. Resistance to Stains
2. Thinness (impact on tooth surface during preparation)
3. Natural look compared to other teeth
Some patients experience some sensitivity to heat or cold shortly after the veneers are placed. Your dentist will let you know what you can expect and will check in with you at your one-week follow-up visit. If you do experience sensitivity, be sure to let your dentist know.
Veneers should be treated like regular teeth – including practicing a great at-home oral hygiene routine and maintaining regular checkups and cleaning visits. If you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, your dentist may recommend a nightguard to help protect your teeth and veneers.
Not all patients are good candidates for veneers. Bite, alignment, or other issues may increase the risk of damaging or breaking the veneer. In these cases, your dentist may recommend a full crown. In other cases, braces or other orthodontic treatment may be recommended to resolve issues with spacing or tooth alignment.
The cost can vary based on the material used to make the veneer, the tooth or teeth that will have veneers placed, and other factors. Consultations are always complimentary. Your dentist will review what treatments are needed, and our staff will provide you with information about any fees associated with the procedure, as well as options available to help make sure your receive the dental care you need in a way that fits into your budget.
At Glance dental office, we offer veneers as a part of our full-service general and specialty treatment options.