Veneers – Facts and Figures

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Natural-looking, strong and stain-resistant, wafer-thin porcelain veneers can be used to correct just one, or multiple teeth. Veneers can be used to correct crooked teeth or to improve the appearance of a discolored, worn or chipped smile.

Veneers – Outpatient
Description: Natural-looking, strong and stain-resistant, wafer-thin porcelain veneers can be used to correct just one, or multiple teeth.  Veneers can be used to correct crooked teeth, or to improve the appearance of a discolored, worn, or chipped smile.  To create a perfect fit and adhesion, the dentist reduces the thickness of the teeth, then chemically etches the enamel before placing the veneers.
Average Cost: $1,200 – $3,500 per tooth.  The average patient gets 8-10 veneers on the upper teeth.
Length of Procedure: Varies by patient and practitioner
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia
Recovery Time: None.
Treatment Frequency: 2, plus the initial consultation
Risks: In rare cases, increased sensitivity to heat and cold.
Duration of Results: The procedure is irreversible and, when properly done, can last 10-15 years with good dental care.
Inside Tip: 1. The biggest misconception about bleaching is that whitening will brighten ceramic resortations.  The only way to lighten veneers or crowns is to replace them.  And, if you try to bleach at home and you don’t have veneers on every tooth, there will be a color difference between your natural teeth and your ceramic restorations.

2. In order to keep your newly bleached teeth looking fresh and white, eat crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, and cucumbers that encourage the production of saliva, which works like tiny toothbrushes to scrub away stubborn stains over time.

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