What are veneers?

Veneers are a type of dental procedure that we sometimes use when people want to change either the color, the shape, or the size of their front teeth. Veneers are different from crowns in that they tend to only cover the part of your tooth that's facing out, away from your mouth.

When would a dentist recommend using veneers?

Usually people tend to get veneers when they want to change their smile. These are all reasons that someone might have for wanting to have veneers done.

What's the difference between dental veneers and crowns?

Crowns and veneers are similar in that there are restorations that are basically placed and glued onto your teeth. Dentists will use a veneer over a crown when maybe the damage or the change to the tooth is not as severe.

What is the process for placing veneers?

There are a couple of different things that could happen if you decide to have veneers placed. Some procedures for veneers are when nothing needs to be done to the existing teeth. We call them no-prep veneers.

Can you discuss the veneer bonding process?

After the veneers are made, we have to get the teeth ready to receive the veneers. The veneers are glued onto the teeth using a very strong and long-lasting cement.

Will veneers and bonding cement match my tooth color?

We can match the veneers to your existing tooth color. Sometimes people want to change the shape and size of their teeth with their new veneers and that's totally fine if that's the case.

What are the differences between porcelain and composite veneers?

Porcelain and composite are the two main substances that veneers are made of nowadays. Porcelain veneers tend to last a little bit longer, they look a little bit better. Composite veneers a little bit more cost-effective.

What should I do to care for my dental veneers?

Once a person has veneers on their teeth, one of the biggest things I tell people is, one, you have to make sure you're good at maintaining your oral hygiene. Also just remembering that these veneers are glued to your teeth and you're definitely able to eat most foods.

How much do veneers cost?

The price of veneers depends a lot on if there's any insurance involved, if you have any other additional coverage. Range on a veneer can be anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 per veneer.

Are there any financing options for getting veneers?

We have a lot of different financing options available for patients who want to finance their treatment and get some veneers. We offer different kinds of third-party financing such as Care Credit and Cherry.

Does insurance cover the cost of veneers?

A lot of times people ask if their veneers will be covered by insurance. Honestly, it kind of depends. We do our best to try and get the coverage and to craft a thorough narrative as to why veneers would be necessary but at the end it's up to the insurance company.

How can I schedule a dental veneer appointment?

If you feel like that veneers are right for you or if you just have questions about veneers, please call our office at (916) 848-2145 or visit our website at www.crowndentistry.net. We're here to help.