Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available, and for good reason: they are highly customizable, and their durable, stain-resistant construction enables them to be a long-lasting solution to a variety of common aesthetic problems. The veneers themselves are thin layers of tooth-colored ceramic that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth in order to correct chips, gaps, stains, and general wear and tear. They can also be used to correct minor teeth misalignment, a process known as instant orthodontics.
Dr. Mojgan Mazhari—our skilled cosmetic dentist—has years of experience helping patients transform their smiles using porcelain veneers. She will work closely with you throughout the process in order to ensure that the final result is functional, beautiful, and natural-looking.
- Porcelain Veneers Benefits
- Porcelain Veneers Process
- Porcelain Veneers Results
- Porcelain Veneers Cost
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made from a thin, translucent, ceramic material, and they can provide a long-lasting aesthetic solution to a wide range of dental concerns, including:
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Asymmetrical or irregularly-sized teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Worn or damaged teeth
What Is the Porcelain Veneers Process Like?
The first step in the porcelain veneers process involves a consultation with Dr. Mazhari to go over your aesthetic goals. From there, your oral health will be evaluated and a treatment plan will be formulated. Porcelain veneers are quite customizable, and Dr. Mazhari will assist you in selecting the shade of ceramic that will both look the most natural and best suit your cosmetic goals.
Dr. Mazhari will then take impressions of the teeth that will be receiving veneers. These impressions will then be used to create the custom ceramic coverings for your teeth. After the impressions have been taken, the tooth surface(s) will be prepared so that the veneers can fit securely and comfortably without negatively affecting your bite. This involves removing a thin layer of tooth enamel in order to create a surface suitable for attaching the veneers.
Once your custom veneers have been fabricated, you will have the chance to try them on in our office. The color, brightness, and fit will be checked in order to ensure your comfort and aesthetic satisfaction. Once you have approved the veneers, Dr. Mazhari will securely attach them to your teeth and polish them for optimal shine and luster.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for years or even decades. They are constructed from a high-quality ceramic that is designed to be durable and stain-resistant for long-lasting results. In order to maximize the longevity of your veneers, you should carefully follow Dr. Mazhari’s care instructions and ensure that you are maintaining optimal oral health. You should also avoid actions that put excess strain on your teeth, such as clenching, grinding, or using your teeth to open things.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
The exact cost of porcelain veneers will vary on a case by case basis, but the average cost at Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio is around $1,600 to $1,900 per tooth. Lumineers, a low- or no-prep alternative to porcelain veneers, averages between $1,100 and $1,600 per tooth. Although the initial costs may be higher than some other cosmetic procedures, it is important to remember that porcelain veneers are a beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic investment that can last for decades with proper care. We pride ourselves on using the highest-quality materials to construct our veneers, and Dr. Mazhari strives to deliver results that will keep you smiling for years to come.
Dr. Mazhari believes that quality cosmetic dentistry should be available to all patients, regardless of their budget. That is why we offer a range of payment options, including financing through one of our trusted third-party lenders. These plans often feature low or no interest and flexible repayment schedules, making them an ideal option for patients pursuing more extensive procedures. If you are interested in learning more about our financing options, please reach out to our office and we will be happy to assist you.
If you are interested in transforming your smile using porcelain veneers, please contact Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or we can assist you with scheduling a consultation.