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Veneers have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to provide a gorgeous smile without having to use braces. They are placed over your natural teeth to give you a smile you can feel proud of. Veneers are great for those who want to mask a number of natural teeth. If you are curious how they can make your smile look - many celebrities use them! At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to give your smile a boost!
How Veneers Can Improve Your Smile
Instead of fixing teeth directly, veneers are tooth-shaped shells made of either porcelain or composite resin that sit on top of your natural teeth. These are great for those who are not happy with their teeth, but there isn’t anything structurally or functionally wrong with them that would affect the person health-wise.
Many people choose veneers as an alternative to using braces due to the fact that you don’t need to wait a long time to have your desired smile. Unlike braces that can take over a year to achieve their desired results, veneers typically take 2-4 weeks to receive. Speed is definitely on the side of veneers.
Can You Go About Your Day As Usual With Veneers?
Because veneers are made of the same materials as dental crowns and fillings, you can go about your day with them as you would with fillings or crowns. Especially with porcelain veneers, they are quite durable, and you ultimately won’t have to make lifestyle changes once they are on. Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years if cared for. Composite (resin) veneers are not as durable, but they are still quite resilient, and you can expect up to 8 years of use.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Veneers are priced based on how many teeth you need, what the size of the teeth are, and what material you have chosen. Porcelain veneers can cost anywhere between $1,000 - $2000 per tooth. Composite veneers are significantly less expensive and can cost $200-$300 per tooth. They will be slightly less realistic and won’t last as long, but they will still appear quite natural; unless you tell someone you have received veneers, the vast majority of people won’t know. The key with composite veneers is the shading and polishing job to make their appearance great. If you are afraid that composite veneers will appear “fake” - don’t worry! We understand the time and skill required to have veneers up to standard.
Having an amazing smile has never been easier! If you are interested in a smile you can feel confident about we would be happy to work with you at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness. Veneers are a commitment that we think you will be happy with - but if you are interested in our other cosmetic services, we are also happy to provide! If you want to set up an appointment with us or have any questions, you can call our office at 704-629-8081. We are looking forward to seeing you!