Improve Your Smile and Increase Your Confidence
A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain shaped to cover an existing tooth. Veneers are a simple, cost-effective way to cover chipped teeth and discolored teeth or close tooth gaps. Once they’re shaped and applied, veneers appear natural and healthy and protect natural teeth while improving your smile.
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The Benefits of Dental Veneers
Unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, such as orthodontics or dental crowns, dental veneers allow you to completely alter your smile’s appearance in a single visit. Veneers also tend to be more affordable than other cosmetic dental treatments.
Brighter Smile: Dental veneers will give you a whiter and brighter smile that lasts much longer than with just teeth whitening.
Less Invasive: Unlike dental crowns, dental veneers require little to no removal of natural tooth tissue before being placed.
There are several reasons why you may want to consider dental veneers over other cosmetic dental treatments, including:
- Closing tooth gaps
- Correcting slight tooth misalignment or crookedness
- Correcting tooth shape
- Covering tooth chips
- Reducing tooth sensitivity
- Minimizing the appearance of a “gummy” smile
- Restoring whiteness to severely stained teeth
The Dental Veneer Process
Before beginning your dental veneer treatment, we’ll bring you into our Allentown dental office for a brief consultation. During this consultation, our doctor will discuss your treatment options with you to determine if dental veneers are right for you. We may also recommend a treatment plan before the veneer procedure to ensure that your veneers have a clean and healthy foundation.
Preparing the Teeth
To prepare the tooth for the veneer, we start by removing a thin layer of enamel. This created a surface onto which the veneer can adhere. We numb the area with a local anesthetic before operating so you won’t feel a thing throughout the procedure. Next, we take an impression of the tooth to ensure the shape of your veneer matches the surrounding teeth.
Creating and Placing the Veneer
For your comfort, we’ll place a set of temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are being created. Once the permanent veneers are ready, we’ll remove your temporary veneers and bond the permanent veneers to the teeth. The doctor will then apply a few finishing touches to make sure the veneers fit well and blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth before applying a quick polish.
Caring for Your Veneers
Care for your veneers the same way you do your natural teeth– by brushing and flossing twice and day and coming in for routine dental cleanings and checkups every six months. With proper care, your veneers will last ten years or more.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Cost Of Dental Veneers In Allentown
The out-of-pocket cost for a dental veneer can vary widely from patient to patient. Insurance coverage varies by company and benefit plan. Without insurance, a veneer cost between $1,100 and $1,800+.
When determining the cost of dental veneers, we consider the following:
- The number of veneers needed
- The work involved in the preparation and placement of the veneers
- The type of veneers that are used.
- Your vision for your smile.
Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to come into our dental office in Allentown and undergo an oral exam to understand your treatment options and receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to your provider so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before making a decision.