Have you ever wondered how celebrities attain the perfect smile? It’s not just great genetics and whitening treatments—in many cases, it’s dental veneers. At the Redondo Beach Dental Center, we’re here to help keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in exploring dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a very thin but extremely strong shell bonded to the surface of your teeth. Veneers improve the appearance, strength, or shape of your teeth. Dental veneer services are considered a type of cosmetic dentistry and commonly address problems like staining, cracks, and more. Celebrities often use veneers to create their perfect smile.
Are There Different Types of Veneers?
There are three main types of veneers: porcelain, composite, and Lumineers/laminate veneers. Porcelain veneers are the most common type of veneers. While porcelain veneers can be more expensive, they are better at repairing more difficult smile adjustments, are resistant to staining, and last up to fifteen years.
Composite veneers are made out of resin. They’re less expensive than porcelain but aren’t as strong. Dentists most often use composite veneers for smaller repairs, such as minor staining and chipping, and they can last up to ten years.
Lumineers, also called laminate veneers, are a specific brand of veneers. They’re made of porcelain laminate and are popular because they don’t require as much dental work as other types of veneers. They’re a great type of veneers for covering staining or adjusting teeth. They can last up to fifteen years.
When Do You Need Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are not usually necessary. They are a cosmetic procedure that some people opt to have. The most common reasons that people use dental veneer services are for:
- Teeth staining or discoloration
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Uneven spacing or crooked teeth
- Cracked teeth
What Is the Process of Getting Dental Veneers?
The process of getting dental veneers depends on the type you are getting. Porcelain dental veneers require three dental visits, which includes an examination and consultation, a visit for preparing your teeth and applying a temporary veneer, and the application of your permanent veneer.
Composite veneers and Lumineers are both a quicker procedure and may only take two appointments. At the first appointment, you have your consultation and examination. At the second appointment, your dentist will do your full veneer application.
What Do Dental Veneers Cost?
Your dental veneers cost will depend on the type of veneers you get, the location, and how many teeth are being covered. Your dentist will outline the cost with you before you get the procedure done. For porcelain or Lumineer veneers, expect to pay about $900-$2500 per tooth. Composite veneers are cheaper and begin at $400 per tooth.
Get Your Perfect Smile with Dental Veneers Today
At Redondo Beach Dental Center, we want you to feel confident in your smile. Dental veneers are a great option for repairing your teeth and improving the aesthetic of your smile. Now that you know everything you need to know about dental veneers, you can schedule your dental veneers appointment today.