Top Porcelain Veneers FAQs (Learn about the Cost, Lifespan, and More)
True beauty is on the inside. But at the same time, every person deserves to feel good about themselves, including their appearance.
So what happens if you weren’t born with a perfect smile or have suffered tooth damage?
The answer may be simpler than you think.
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Our team at Advanced Center for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is passionate about dentistry and helping patients get their perfect smiles, so in this blog, we’ll explain what porcelain veneers are, how much they cost, and how long they last.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a custom dental procedure that improves a smile’s appearance, including the teeth and gums. Thin porcelain shells are customized to improve the look of your tooth’s shape, size, and color.
Dental veneers fix a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth if needed. Its design flexibility is unlike any other procedure!
Your cosmetic dentist has the power to erase many imperfections at once, including misalignment, gaps, misshapen teeth, cracks, discoloration, and uneven gums.
Pretty impressive, right?
Imagine transforming your smile in as little as two visits.
The veneers process is completed in just a few steps:
- Consultation: Your custom smile design is discussed based on your goals and budget
- Step 1: Your teeth are prepped, and impressions are taken
- Step 2: Your beautiful dental veneers are made in a dental lab
- Step 3: Your veneers are bonded to your teeth and checked for comfort
Besides the obvious confidence boost, they look natural, feel natural, and are durable.
Which is better, porcelain or composite veneers?
While some dentists offer porcelain veneers and composite veneers, it’s important to note that porcelain is the better option if you’re looking for a longer lifespan and the most natural look.
Composite veneers also fix various smile flaws but are made of a composite material that’s bonded directly onto the tooth and may only be suitable for smaller imperfections. The composite material isn’t as strong as porcelain, so it doesn’t last as long.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers last on average for 10-15 years. Composite, on the other hand, may only last half that time.
To ensure your veneers last for many years, here are some easy-care tips:
- Be sure to brush and floss regularly
- Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste
- Visit your dentist for scheduled cleanings and check-ups
- Wear a mouthguard if you play sports that put you at risk of mouth injury
- Wear a nightguard if you suffer from teeth grinding at night (AKA bruxism)
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost varies depending on the extent of prep-work, the number of teeth to be fixed, and dental insurance coverage.
While dental veneers are typically considered a cosmetic procedure and may not be eligible for insurance coverage, this really depends on each procedure. Every dental treatment is completely customized, so we recommend you schedule a consultation with your local dentist to discuss treatment options, insurance coverage, and out-of-pocket costs.
Many dentists also offer unique financing options and payment plans to make treatments more accessible, so step 1 is to speak with your cosmetic dentist about your procedure.
Schedule a porcelain veneers consultation in Miami, FL.
Whether you’re unhappy with the appearance of one tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Oscar Cascante and our team are ready to help you transform your smile (and, in turn, your life!).
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In addition to cosmetic dentistry and veneers, we offer preventative and restorative dentistry for your convenience. Using the latest technology and modern office comforts, we’ll work closely with you to improve your smile.
Great dental health is made up of a lifetime of great habits, so get started today. We can’t wait to meet you!