No one likes having damaged teeth. Even if they are still functional, the appearance of broken teeth is very unappealing and can cause a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Luckily, there are some great cosmetic options available for the repair of damaged or discolored teeth.
Which option is right to meet your needs generally depends on the extent of the damage or other aesthetic issues. For moderate repairs, dental veneers can be an excellent option.
Below is more information about dental veneers, some veneer options, and how much a full set of veneers in the USA may cost you.
If you have any additional questions about dental veneers or other repair options, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?
There are a few main reasons why patients opt for dental veneers. These include:
· Repairing cracks and chips
· Adjusting uneven and misaligned teeth
· Improving tooth coloration
· Additional tooth support
· Aesthetic appearance
Dental veneers can restore the natural look of teeth, which in turn can lead to a boost in confidence, self-esteem, and mood. Who doesn’t love having a straight, white smile?
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth or teeth, reach out to Forest Hills Dental for an appointment. We will remove any decay and/or determine what the best option is for repairing your damaged tooth or teeth.
Dental Veneers Versus Dental Crowns
When choosing between repair options, your dentist will consider a few different factors. This will generally include the amount of damage, where the damage is, and how much of the natural tooth can be preserved. If there are very minor chips or cracks, something as simple as dental bonding may be enough. For moderate damage, a veneer is a great option. If the tooth is more severely damaged, your best bet is likely a dental crown.
The goal is to save as much of your tooth as possible. That’s why dental crowns are only placed when the crown of the tooth is damaged to the point where it can no longer be repaired. Dental veneers allow you to keep more of your natural tooth, while still providing you with a sturdy repair.
Veneers come in different varieties. One very popular choice is porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are a durable option that also look very realistic. These veneers can closely mimic the look of natural teeth and blend perfectly with surrounding, healthy teeth. This creates a beautiful and organic-looking smile.
Composite (“Same Day”) Veneers
Composite veneers are another option that patients love. They are pretty similar to porcelain veneers, with the main differences being the materials that are used and how long they take to be placed. Composite veneers are able to be placed on the same day and can be very affordable. With that said, they don’t offer the same level of durability and they aren’t as translucent as porcelain veneers.
When you set an appointment with Dr. Mark, he can advise you more about the benefits of porcelain and composite, then help you to decide which option is best for you.
Dental Veneer Aftercare
After the placement of your dental veneer or veneers, you should take care of them. You also need to continue to take proper care of the tooth or teeth they are repairing. Not only can the prosthetics still collect plaque, but the natural teeth underneath are also still at risk for decay. Because of this, it’s necessary to continue to brush, floss, and rinse twice a day, every day. It’s also important to schedule an appointment every six months with Forest Hills Dental for a cleaning and checkup. During this time, we can check your healthy teeth, take a look at your veneers, examine your gums and jawbone, and professionally clean your teeth.
If you suffer from bruxism, make sure you have a mouthguard, so you don’t damage your veneers. You can buy an over-the-counter mouthguard, but we recommend a custom mouthguard specifically designed for your mouth and teeth. Ask us about custom mouthguards next time you visit.
Cost of Veneers
The cost of veneers in the USA will depend based on different factors. One factor is the location of the office. Some areas have higher costs overall for goods and services. The specific dentist performing the procedure will also have their own rates. While not all insurance companies cover dental veneers, out-of-pocket costs and co-pays need to be considered for those with insurance. Finally, the type of veneer that is being placed will be a major factor in the cost.
With all of that being said, in general, veneers can cost around $950-$2,500 per tooth. If you are planning on getting a “full set” of veneers, you may be looking at upwards of 10-20 veneers, which can mean anywhere from around $10,000-$20,000 or more.
Reach out to Forest Hills Dental if you have more specific questions about cost. You should also contact your insurance company to see how much (if any) of the procedure is covered.
Why Forest Hills Dental?
There are a lot of reasons why you’ll want to choose Forest Hills Dental for your dental veneers and all of your other dentistry needs. Forest Hills Dental is a high-quality, premium dental facility that is modern and comfortable. With that said, we also provide affordable services.
Forest Hills Dental is highly committed to customer satisfaction and comfort. We know visiting the dentist can make some patients nervous, so we do everything we can to provide a calm and positive environment.
Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental Today!
If you are in need of dentistry services, whether they be general or cosmetic, reach out to Forest Hills Dental today. We provide outstanding services at affordable prices.
If you have cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth, reach out for a consultation. We’ll let you know if dental veneers are the right choice for you.
We look forward to speaking with you and meeting your dentistry needs!