Have you ever spent time in front of the mirror practicing your smile? Maybe even trying to perfect that closed-mouth grin because you just really don’t love the way your teeth look? We’ve all been there. And that self-conscious feeling only seems to be magnified when you’re out with friends and someone starts taking pictures to post all over social media. What if you could just have fun with your friends and your smile was the LAST thing on your mind? This is where veneers come into play!
Essentially, a veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is permanently bonded to your tooth to mask its color, shape, or positioning in the mouth. Each set is entirely customized to your mouth, so we can provide anything from a slight cosmetic touch up to a complete smile makeover.
While veneers are often classified as an aesthetics procedure, many people choose veneers to correct an issue. For example, someone who doesn’t want to undergo braces as an adult or an individual who has extremely discolored teeth might opt to apply veneers to their entire smile. However, the awesome thing about porcelain veneers is that they can be applied to just one tooth or cover your entire smile – so if you have a chip in one of your teeth, a single veneer could be a great solution!
When it comes to deciding how to perfect your teeth as an adult, the two main choices are braces or veneers. And while they both can help you achieve your desired smile, we believe that veneers may be the better option.
With veneers, you can obtain your perfect, permanent smile after just two appointments, whereas braces could take upwards of 2 years. Another major factor is that veneers don’t shift. With braces, there is always the risk that your teeth will move if you are not keeping up with your retainer – even years later. However, veneers are customized to fit into your mouth, so they aren’t going anywhere. Plus, veneers are permanently white! Unlike your natural teeth color which will stain and yellow overtime, veneers will retain the fresh white color forever.
If you want an improved smile and an overall boost of confidence without the hassle of braces or surgical implants, veneers are a great option to consider. Bright Dentistry offers veneer application in-house with our current promotion,“Buy 2 veneers, get 1 free,” consistently bringing affordable luxury to you and your smile.
Are veneers covered by insurance?
Veneers are not usually covered by dental insurance providers because it is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, if the veneers are considered a medically necessary procedure, some plans, FSAs, and HSAs may cover the expense.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
Although veneers might sound harmful at first thought, as long as you go to a credible cosmetic dentist, your teeth won’t be “ruined.” Because veneers are bonded over your teeth, they will actually have even more protection than before. Plus, you won’t experience staining like people often do with natural teeth.
Are veneers permanent?
No, technically veneers are not considered “permanent” because they likely have to be replaced at some point in your life. However, they can last for decades with reasonable care.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers are permanently bonded to your tooth, so with reasonable precautions, they can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Plus, they are also permanently white! So unlike your natural teeth that can stain, veneers will retain their pearly white color, always!
“WHEN IT COMES TO DECIDING HOW TO PERFECT YOUR TEETH AS AN ADULT, THE TWO MAIN CHOICES ARE BRACES OR VENEERS.”