Dental veneers are very thin porcelain or laminate shells that Dr. Snapir applies to the front of your teeth. They're designed to improve the appearance of your teeth in color and shape.
If you're a good candidate for veneers, Dr. Snapir will first remove a minimal amount of tooth material from the front of the tooth. This must be done to make the veneers look natural and not bulging.
Once Dr. Snapir removes this surface material, he will make an impression of your teeth to send off to the lab that will make your veneers.
On your second appointment, Dr. Snapir will affix your veneers to your teeth. Any reshaping or adjusting will happen at this point, and your new smile will be ready for the world.
If necessary, your natural teeth surrounding those getting veneers should be professionally whitened before your veneer treatment. Since your veneers won’t change color, they should be matched to your pre-whitened teeth, and then you just have to maintain whitening for your natural teeth from that point on.
The price for veneers can vary due to the materials used. Porcelain veneers are the top quality and will be most expensive. Laminate veneers will save you some money, but may not last as long as porcelain veneers.
With advances in dental technology, the price of veneer treatments can be reduced by combining veneers with other cosmetic treatments to achieve the same goal. Dr. Snapir will do a full assessment of your cosmetic needs and design the best treatments to fit your goals and your pocketbook.
Veneers can last for as long as 20 years. Just like natural teeth, however, the length of time that veneers last will largely depend on your lifestyle. Crunching on ice or hard candy can damage veneers prematurely, and people who participate in contact sports are more likely to suffer damage to veneers than those who don’t.
If a veneer is damaged and there is no tooth damage involved, veneers are easy to repair, or replace. Dr. Snapir will provide you with comprehensive education on how to care for your veneers, ensuring that you get the most long lasting benefits from your treatment.
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