What Are Veneers And How Are They Applied?

26 March 2020
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


For individuals who want to improve the appearance of their smile, veneers can be a good choice to consider. This dental procedure can help you transform your smile and feel more confident without actually doing much to your teeth. It's a procedure that can help you love your smile again. While it's not for everyone, it's a good option for many. Keep reading to learn more about veneers:

What Are Veneers?

You may have heard of veneers, but may not fully understand that they are. Veneers are thin shells that are placed over your natural teeth. They're tooth-colored and look exactly like teeth! Your dentist will attach these then shells to the front of your teeth and the result can improve your smile.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

Veneers can make your smile look its very best. Here are some benefits:

  • Hide chipped or broken teeth
  • Fix gaps in your smile
  • Make sharp teeth appear more natural
  • Hide teeth with severe discoloration 

How Much Do They Cost?

Veneers are an investment and the price can vary, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $800 to $2,500 per tooth. Traditional veneers, if well cared for, can last up to 15 years! It will depend on your area, what brand veneers your dentist likes to use, and the expertise level of your dentist. You can always talk to your dentist and get a detailed quote for this dental procedure.

How Are They Applied?

Before your application appointment, you'll first meet with your dentist and discuss getting veneers. They will do a consultation and help you understand all of your options. During this initial exam, your dentist will take X-rays of your teeth to see their condition. Your dentist will grind down your teeth and take a mold of them. The mold is then sent to a lab so that your veneers can be created. Before applying your veneers, your dentist will make sure that they're the right color, shape, and size. Next, your teeth will be cleaned and they will use a grinding tool to make a rough texture on your teeth so the veneers can apply well. Dental cement and a hardening light will then be used to bond the veneers to your teeth! 

If you're wanting to improve your smile and are sick of looking at your tooth imperfections, talk to your dentist about investing in veneers. Schedule a consultation today!