The last thing you want to do when you smile is feel embarrassed.
Do you have chipped, dark, discolored, or unevenly spaced teeth? If so, you may want to consider dental veneers. Dental veneers are a fast, effective, and popular way to fix your teeth and give you the beautiful smile you deserve.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers are an ideal way to correct stained, spaced, chipped, or crooked teeth. In just two visits, veneers will transform your smile to a bright, straight, natural-looking smile.
At Media Dental Associates, we use porcelain veneers and gentle no-prep veneer alternatives. Porcelain veneers are designed in a style and proportion to fit your face, to look naturally beautiful, and give you a great new smile you’ll be proud to show off. Veneers make your smile straight, white, resistant to staining and discoloring, and in many cases are stronger than your natural teeth. The end result is what we call a "Smile Makeover" because your beautiful, new smile will make you feel more attractive, confident, and like a new you!
Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are an excellent option for many patients. During your initial consultation with our dentists at Media Dental Associates, we will perform a brief oral examination to make sure you’re a good candidate for veneers. Typically, patients who are suitable for this procedure have good jaw and oral health, don’t smoke, have moderately straight teeth, and want to fix some cosmetic imperfections.
Porcelain Veneers Can Fix Varying Problems
One of the biggest reasons why patients love dental veneers is that they can fix a variety of issues with just one procedure. Dental veneers can:
- Repair small, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Fill in unsightly gaps and spaces
- Cover severe stains or dark colors
- Make your teeth straight and white
What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?
Here at Media Dental Associates, we offer patients two types of dental veneers: porcelain veneers and no-prep veneers. Porcelain veneers are the most common type of dental veneer and require us to sand down your existing teeth to place them on top. With no-prep veneers, however, they are so thin that we can put them on top of your existing teeth without having to prep them beforehand.
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Placing Porcelain Veneers properly and effectively is a skill all in its one, and requires precise and artistic talent from a cosmetic dentist. At Media Dental Associates, it will take only two, that’s right only two visits to get the smile you want! On your first visit, our doctors will give you a consultation regarding what you are expecting. a lot of points will be discussed such as the shape, size, and even the color of the veneers you want. We will begin preparation on your teeth, and we will give you temporaries until our master ceramist creates your perfect veneers. Upon your second visit, your veneers will have been created and we will place them directly on your teeth. And that’s it your brand new smile is here in less than 1 week!
What Are The Risks Of Dental Veneers?
There aren’t many risks associated with dental veneers when they’re applied by dental professionals like our dentists at Media Dental Associates. However, much like with any oral procedure, there are a few slight risks including dentin damage, a change in alignment, an increase in dental sensitivity, and mild discomfort when eating. In extreme and very rare cases, some patients may suffer from tooth grinding (bruxism) and jaw pain.
Porcelain Veneers Results
Porcelain veneers are the perfect choice for covering up chips, cracks, and issues with teeth. Because porcelain veneers are custom-made and fitted to your teeth, they are easily customizable and can do more than change the color of your teeth. Crooked and chipped teeth can have their appearances improved to give you a beautiful new smile. porcelain crowns, or caps, that can be color-matched to your veneers are useful for covering up missing teeth and help with other issues.
Take a look at our Smile Gallery, It has a comprehensive list of before and after photos to show you the results of many of our happy patients. We are committed to excellence and feel its important to get a first-hand view of how well veneers look.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
On average, porcelain dental veneers last for about ten years, but that can vary from patient to patient. Just like with natural teeth, it’s important to remember that veneers are susceptible to chipping and breaking, so you need to take care of them and get regular biannual dental cleanings.
The Cost Of Dental Veneers
Many factors contribute to the cost of a Smile Makeover using dental veneers. Things like the number of teeth to be restored, the amount of tooth preparation required, will the bite alignment need to be adjusted by restoring teeth in the back of the mouth, all impact the cost of a procedure. We never want to give an inaccurate quote. This is why we offer a Complimentary Consultation that includes any necessary X-rays and a thorough exam. At the end of this Free Consultation, we will give you a written, all-inclusive quote that is customized just for you. Rest assured that our fees are extremely competitive and we have amazing financing alternatives. We will try our hardest to help you get the life-changing smile you deserve.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about Porcelain Veneers or to schedule a consultation, call our office at (610) 565-0525!