Dental Veneers have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are a routine treatment for common dental problems like discoloration, worn-down teeth, chipped or broken teeth, gaps, and misshapen or misaligned teeth. But, are they an option for you? Weighing all the facts and judging how much yours will cost can help you and your dentist determine if they are a fit for you.
How do you know when dental veneers are the best things for you? Parts of the process can and should include careful research, conversations with your dentist, and weighing how much veneers cost. Follow some of our helpful guidelines before you decide if this treatment is right for you.
- Talk to your dentist.
Schedule an appointment to sit down with your dentist. Talk about what you would like to achieve with your teeth or cosmetic problems you would like to see resolved. Your dentist will be able to help you determine if dental veneers are your best option, or if another route might help you better.
- Do your research.
Make sure you have all the facts before deciding to get dental veneers. Know what everything that is involved—how much veneers cost, the extent of the procedure, recovery, care, and durability. If you know all the facts first, you can make a better decision. Caring for dental veneers is just like caring for your own teeth. There will probably be foods that you will want to definitely avoid, as they will stain just like they would your normal teeth. Also, ask how long your dental veneers will last, and take that into consideration.
- Find out if you will need a referral.
Some dentists do not make their own dental veneers in-house. However, like Three Trees Dental, others do have the equipment to custom-craft their own in-house. If your dentist does not make their own, they may need to refer you to a dental lab. If you think that dental veneers might be in your future, and your current dentist does not make them at their office, consider making a switch. It could save you time and money in the end. If your dentist has to order your veneers from the lab, it can take 1-2 weeks for them to arrive.
- Cost can vary significantly.
The dental veneers cost can vary…a lot. The cost depends on the type of materials used—ranging from porcelain to resin composite. Your dentist will help you determine which is most effective for your circumstance, and which will best fit your budget. Whether or not your cosmetic dentist can do all of your dental work at once or not will also affect the veneers cost. Find out what is involved if there is damage to one or several of your dental veneers. Then factor that into your potential cost.
- Weigh the benefits.
With all the dental care advances of the day, this treatment has become a relatively simple solution to many dental issues. If your teeth have cosmetic issues that are holding you back from smiling and exposing your teeth to those around you, it is well worth the cost. We would be happy to show you some pictures of the incredible results we have been able to achieve in our James Island dentist office. Dental veneers can cover over stains, discoloration, and even gaps. But beyond cosmetic dentistry, they can cover over the unsightly damage that may have occurred to your teeth—things like chips or breaks.
When teeth whitening has not made the impact you were hoping for, or if that gap in your teeth has glared at you in the mirror too often, or if you have a broken tooth or chipped tooth that needs repair, dental veneers may be the answer. As with all dental issues, the most important thing is starting the conversation with your dentist. Exploring your options does not hurt, so start by simply asking the question next time you are in the dentist office. Our primary concern is the health and beauty of your teeth, so we are always happy to answer your questions and take the time to go through all your options. Thankfully, we have a plethora of amazing options at our disposal, so the conversation about cost and whether or not they will work for you does not have to be an intimidating one.