Porcelain Veneers Procedure & Cost

Veneers are the way to make your dream smile a reality. You can make your teeth brighter and more even in size. You can fix small imperfections like little chips. You can even close up small gaps! So what actually goes into this seemingly magical transformation? Here’s a brief overview of the procedure as well as the cost of veneers:

Preparation

Before we place your porcelain veneers, we first have to do a little bit of preparation work. During this preparation stage, we remove a small portion of the enamel on the teeth that we’re fixing. This is necessary so that when we eventually place the veneers on these teeth, the veneer shells don’t stick out, look unnatural, or feel bulky. Don’t worry this really is a small amount—just around half a millimeter only! We want your veneers to fit comfortably and look good.

During this preparation stage, we also take an impression of these teeth so that an offsite dental laboratory can make your beautiful custom veneers, designed specifically for your smile.

Placement

After we’ve prepared your teeth and received your veneers from the lab, it’s time for placement. We bond the veneers with a special adhesive and an ultraviolet light. All in all, it’s a fairly straightforward process! A few weeks after we’ve placed your veneers, we’ll ask you to come in for a check-up visit just to ensure that everything still looks great.

Cost

The cost of porcelain veneers can vary widely depending on how extensive the changes are that you’re getting and how many teeth you’ll be correcting. While it’s hard to give you an exact amount without knowing your specific situation, we can say that you’ll always get an accurate cost estimate before you go through with the procedure so you won’t deal with any surprises.

Porcelain Veneers at Red Oak Family Dentistry

Now that you know a little bit more about porcelain veneers, are you interested in learning more about whether or not they’re right for you? We invite you to schedule a consultation at Red Oak Family Dentistry so we can discuss with you further about how veneers could benefit you. Call or email us today to set up your appointment!

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