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Questions about Porcelain Veneers
Imagine the questions some of friends or family could come up with regarding porcelain veneers. The same folks that can ask a million questions about what is for dinner. Or is this the outfit to wear tomorrow to that meeting. Can we move the furniture in that room? Wait, can we buy new furniture! There are indeed many questions regarding veneers. Let’s run through a few from start to finish.
The Initial Decision to get Porcelain Veneers
This is usually a very subjective process. You can simply call it a smile makeover! As you process the thought your biggest benefits will come from a changed attribute that defines your personality. Once you have determined you wish to proceed, you need to find a qualified cosmetic dentist. That dentist will then, if approaching the process correctly, will “design” a smile makeover for you. The number of teeth involved will be determined by those visible in your smile. We are all different in every aspects of our physical makeup and the oral cavity is no exception.
How long does this process last?
Once the dentist has designed your approach and made an impression of the teeth included, the process shifts to a ceramic lab. Here a ceramist takes over. The porcelain veneers, the price and quality of the final product, will be influenced by the quality of the material used and the expertise of the ceramist. When the veneers are finished, the dentist has you back for the application. A good, solid bond is the next issue to determine your finished product.
How long will the porcelain veneers last me?
The number of contributing factors in the life expectancy again can vary. We mentioned the quality of the veneer and the bonding agent. They are both big contributors. But you, yourself, can be the biggest contributor. Will you agree to brush constantly, and to do a good job when you do? Will you watch your gums as well? You no longer can chew on ice. In fact, you probably should no longer chew on carrot sticks. The care and maintenance of your veneers is crucial. With that having been said, 95% of porcelain veneers last longer than 10 years. And the reduction is minimal as we add years on. Good oral hygiene, quality care is the key.
What do they cost?
Is all artwork priced the same. You need to go into this smile makeover knowing that it is equally service based as well as product. The level of expertise will certainly contribute to the final product. A good benchmark is $1,500 per porcelain veneer. Your insurance may or may not cover your veneers. If there is solid logistical benefit they will allow the change, but be prepared for the decision to be elective.
Are porcelain veneers worth it?
In conclusion, only you can determine the value of your smile and quality of live. Research has proven porcelain veneers can contribute positive results for both. Enjoy!
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