Achieve an Unforgettable Smile
When you envision your perfect smile, does it include straighter, whiter, more uniform teeth? Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to achieve beautiful symmetry in your smile.
The Center for Dental Excellence is now accepting new patients looking for a naturally healthy smile.
Am I A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable ceramic shells, and can conceal minor imperfections including:
- Small or misshapen teeth
- Cracks and chips
- Asymmetrical teeth
- Persistent discoloration
- Worn or short teeth
- Noticeable spaces between teeth
In short, porcelain veneers effectively transform smiles by making them more uniform and aesthetically pleasing. Our cosmetic dentists work with a number of nationally recognized, trusted dental labs to ensure your porcelain veneers are made of the very highest quality materials and blend seamlessly and naturally with adjacent teeth.
During an initial consultation, you can learn about whether you are a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers. Virtually anyone who is interested in cosmetic enhancements, and whose natural teeth are healthy, can benefit from porcelain veneers.
During your initial consultation, we will perform a thorough examination and ask you what you like and dislike about the appearance of your teeth. Plan to also describe the results you hope to achieve with your new veneers. Once we understand your goals and expectations, our dentists can determine if porcelain veneers can provide the results you desire. Depending on the smile you envision, our tooth experts may recommend veneers in combination with a treatment such as whitening.
Placing veneers requires two office visits. During the first visit, we will prepare your teeth for the veneers. In the past, this meant removing an amount tooth enamel roughly equal to the thickness of an eggshell in order to make room for a veneer. However, with ultra-thin veneers, patients require very little, if any alteration at all.
Once the teeth are prepared, the doctor will take impressions to create a wax mockup of your new smile. This will help demonstrate what your smile will look like with your new veneers. When you are satisfied with the look of the mockup, the doctor will send the impressions to a domestic dental laboratory, where technicians will create your veneers based on his instructions. You will wear temporary veneers until your next visit.
You will return in about two weeks, after we receive your veneers from the lab. The doctor will attach the veneers and check them for proper fit and occlusion, making any necessary adjustments. He will clean and polish your teeth, then use a special dental cement to attach the veneers. A curing light will harden the cement, permanently bonding the veneer to your teeth.
Conservative, Responsible Aesthetics
Traditionally, the bonding process that adhered veneers to the surface of the tooth required removal of some tooth enamel. This step not only helped create a lasting, strengthened bond, but also ensured the veneers did not appear bulky. At The Center for Dental Excellence, we exercise a more conservative approach to aesthetic enhancement made possible through new techniques and materials introduced into the field.
We use DURAthin® veneers, an ultra-thin veneer that allows our doctors to enhance patients’ smiles with little or no enamel removal. Offering superior quality aesthetics without sacrificing strength and durability, this type of veneer is a highly popular choice among our patients. For patients who require minimal orthodontic movement prior to the placement of porcelain veneers, we also offer special aligners.
What Affects Porcelain Veneers Cost?
There are several factors that will affect your porcelain veneers cost. They include:
- The number of veneers you receive. Some patients need only one veneer to achieve a symmetrical smile, while others require several. The more veneers you require, the higher the cost of treatment.
- The quality of your dental veneers. While high-quality porcelain is initially more expensive than cheaper materials, it has the potential to last much longer, saving money over time.
- Your dentist’s expertise. Experienced, reputable dentists typically charge more than relatively inexperienced dentists. However, by choosing a more experienced dentist, you are more likely to achieve results providing long-term satisfaction.
- Additional treatments. Some patients choose to complement their veneers with services like teeth whitening, which adds to the total cost of the procedure.
Because every treatment is customized, prices vary. If you choose to receive veneers, you should expect to be fully apprised of their costs before treatment begins. Our cosmetic dental team will give you a detailed cost estimate after your initial consultation so that you can make an informed decision about this treatment.
Affording Your Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers, like other cosmetic procedures, are not covered by dental insurance. Because we know the cost can be significant for many patients, we gladly accept CareCredit℠. This medical credit line allows you to pay for your treatment on a monthly basis with fixed- and low-interest rate plans. It is easy to apply for CareCredit℠ online. Our team can also answer your questions about financing and help you apply for CareCredit℠ in our office.
An Investment In Your Happiness
Ultimately, the goal of porcelain veneers treatment is to help you achieve a smile that gives you confidence. When patients’ smiles are affected by chips, cracks, or slight dental misalignment, it can make them feel hesitant to smile, and make them feel self-conscious during interactions with others. With a single treatment, porcelain veneers can give you the beautiful, symmetrical smile you desire. When you consider the boosted confidence and quality of life you can experience with a dazzling smile, porcelain veneers can be an excellent investment.
Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers can have a life-changing effect on your smile. Imagine smiling openly and confidently when meeting new people, or trading a tight-lipped grin for a natural, relaxed expression. By concealing one or two minor imperfections in your smile, veneers can help you feel great about your smile.
Porcelain veneers offer a natural-looking enhancement. The translucency of porcelain closely resembles natural tooth enamel, creating an extremely realistic-looking result. Perhaps best of all, veneers can achieve a dramatic enhancement in a relatively short amount of time. In many cases, two visits over the course of two to three weeks can give you a symmetrical, charismatic new smile. Combining veneers with treatments such as teeth whitening can help your smile look its very best.
View some of our patients’ results in our porcelain veneer before and after photo gallery.
Schedule A Consultation Today
Our office believes everyone deserves a beautiful smile that boosts their self confidence. Today is the day to start making the smile of your dreams a reality – and we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation.