What are teeth veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom teeth veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Will dental veneers look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Dr. Mace will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
Are veneers permanent?
Although porcelain veneers do not last a lifetime, they usually last 15 years or longer. If you grind or use your teeth as tools, veneers may wear out or crack sooner. If a veneer cracks or comes loose, contact us so we can restore it.
Is getting porcelain veneers painful?
No. When we prepare the teeth for the veneers, we numb the area before gently removing a very thin layer of enamel. During placement of the veneers, we numb the site again. If you get multiple veneers, you may experience mild gum sensitivity when the anesthetic wears off. However, this is easily controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers and does not last more than a day.
Are veneers safe?
Yes, millions of people have enhanced their smiles with porcelain veneers. They are a non-invasive way to improve the color, shape, and appearance of your teeth. You can expect years of gorgeous, healthy smilesas long as you continue to brush and floss appropriately.
The top layer of tooth enamel is removed before placing veneers, but this is a very then layer and does not affect the performance of the tooth or leave the dentin vulnerable in any way. Once the veneers are placed, the teeth are fully protected.
What can be corrected with porcelain veneers?
Many people get porcelain veneers to improve the color of their teeth. We can help you choose a shade that looks natural but is brighter and whiter than your natural teeth. Veneers can also repair chipped or cracked teeth and close small gaps between the teeth. If the crowding is not too severe, crooked teeth can sometimes be improved with veneers.
Will my porcelain veneers stain?
No. This is one of the main reasons porcelain veneers are so popular! You can safely drink red wines, coffee, and tea and enjoy pasta sauces without worrying about staining. Years from now, your porcelain veneers will be as bright and stain-free as the day they are placed.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you are in good overall health and do not have gum disease, veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Whether you want to cover up stained or chipped teeth or simply want a brighter smile, veneers are a healthy, affordable option.
Do porcelain veneers require special care?
You care for your veneers like natural teeth, by flossing and brushing at least twice daily. To protect them against damage, avoid habits such as nail biting, crunching ice, chewing on pencils, or using your teeth to open packages.
What happens if a veneer is loose or cracked?
It is rare for a veneer to come loose or fall off, but it can happen. If you can, save the porcelain shell, but do NOT try to reattach it to the tooth. Call our office at Kansas City Phone Number 816-561-6150 to schedule an appointment. We will see you as soon as possible. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks if the veneer while the veneer is off.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The price depends on how many veneers you get, the shade matching required, whether the teeth need recontouring, and other factors. Dr. Mace can give you an accurate price after evaluating your teeth and discussing your aesthetic goals. In general, veneers range in price from $1,000 to $2,500 per tooth.
Porcelain veneers are one of the safest, most effective ways to improve your smile instantly. To learn more about veneers and whether they are suitable for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mace by contacting the office at Kansas City Phone Number 816-561-6150 or use our online form, and we will contact you.