Out of all the cosmetic dentistry services we offer here at NU Dental Eatontown, veneers are arguably the most versatile. These ultra-thin coverings made of dental porcelain can dramatically improve the appearance of imperfect teeth. Once your skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gizachew (or Dr. G) bonds veneers to your front teeth, virtually all minor smile flaws disappear at once. If you’re unsure of exactly how you wish to improve your smile, then we invite you to call us and learn more about veneers in Eatontown. Chances are that no matter what aesthetic flaws you have in your smile, veneers can correct them!
Because a veneer covers the entire front-facing surface of a tooth, most cosmetic flaws can instantly be transformed. Once your dentist places veneers, mild imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, small gaps, or slightly misshapen teeth can all be fixed in just two appointments.
During the first visit, Dr. G will prepare your teeth that will receive the veneers by removing a thin outer layer of enamel. This will ensure that the veneers will sit flush against your teeth and blend in with your smile. Then, he will take digital impressions of your smile and send the data to a dental lab. While the lab gets to work creating your veneers, he will place temporaries to protect your teeth in the meantime.
A few weeks later, when your veneers have arrived at our office from the lab, you’ll return for your second appointment. We’ll make any last-minute adjustments, make sure you’re happy with your new look, and send you out into the world to enjoy a confident smile!
By enhancing your smile with veneers, you can enjoy several benefits, including:
If you’re considering veneers, you’re no doubt wondering about their price. So many factors can contribute to their cost, making it difficult to provide an estimate unless you come in for a consultation. While veneers admittedly cost more than many other cosmetic dental procedures, our patients have overwhelmingly claimed that they are an investment worth making because of their many unique benefits. When you’re deciding whether veneers are right for you, we’ll go over all of your options and help you make the most cost-effective decision to achieve your unique smile goals.
There are many different cosmetic services to choose from, and each one has its own pros and cons as well as its own price attached. Below, you’ll see how some of the most common cosmetic treatments generally stack up, and how veneers can often be your best choice from both a practical and financial point of view.
Like all cosmetic treatments, veneers have been classified as an elective procedure by insurance companies. In other words, they typically won’t be covered under your plan. You still have a few options at your disposal to save money on a smile makeover:
We look forward to helping you change your smile for the better, and we’ll work with you to make sure that the final solution doesn’t end up breaking the bank. Please call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
It’s important to do your research before undergoing any type of dental treatment, and veneers are no exception. As a skilled cosmetic dentist in Eatontown, Dr. G is more than happy to provide you with all of the information you need about veneers during your consultation. Until then, we’ve included a handful of frequently asked veneers questions below to make your research easier.
Before placing veneers, Dr. G must shave off a super-thin layer of enamel from the front and side surfaces of the teeth. Otherwise, your veneers would appear bulky and awkward. Don’t worry; we’ll only remove about half a millimeter of enamel from the affected teeth. This is just enough to create room for the veneers, but not enough to compromise the tooth’s structural integrity.
It’s worth mentioning that veneers do not shield tooth from decay. Your veneered teeth as just as likely as any other teeth to develop cavities. That’s why proper oral hygiene is still important, even after you’ve received veneers in Eatontown.
Dr. G will typically numb your mouth before the preparation and placement of your veneers, so the procedures themselves shouldn’t hurt. You may, however, experience some temperature sensitivity for a few days afterward. Your jaw might also be sore, especially if you received a large number of veneers. Luckily, this discomfort is only temporary, and it’s nothing that can’t be managed by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like acetaminophen as needed.
The end goal of getting veneers is to make all of your pearly whites match. As such, Dr. G almost always recommends getting an even number of veneers to balance out both sides of your smile. Many patients receive veneers on “the social six,” which are the six teeth that are most visible when you smile. However, it’s possible to only get one veneer on a single imperfect tooth.
Each veneer is carefully crafted to blend in with the rest of your smile, both in appearance and feel. Dental porcelain is quite smooth and shouldn’t irritate the soft tissues inside your mouth. Patients often report that once they’ve recovered from the procedure, their veneers feel perfectly natural to the point that they even forget they have veneers!
Compared to your permanent veneers, temporaries are more fragile and not as strongly bonded to the teeth. While you’re wearing them, avoid particularly hard or sticky foods that could cause the restoration to break or fall off.
Once your final veneers are in place, though, you can enjoy pretty much all foods again. One thing to note is that extremely hard items (nuts, ice, popcorn kernels, etc.) can still chip or crack your veneers, although this is rare. You should also drink alcohol sparingly, as it may weaken the bonding material keeping your veneers attached to your teeth.