Article provided by: Dr. Bernal Soto Dentist Costa Rica
Veneers are thin porcelain pieces that fit the mold of your teeth when attached to the front. They improve the appearance and maintain a strong structure because they have resin or composite materials. These installs are common for broken teeth, gaps, discoloration due to fillings or root canals, and other dental issues that affect the outlook.
Are dental veneers worth it?
Seemingly, the most apparent benefit of veneers is an increase in confidence due to the flawless smile. They do not require any special form of maintenance and will continue to be strong and elegant with simple maintenance of flossing and brushing.
Veneers are becoming increasingly popular for their resistance against common stains like tobacco and coffee. You will not experience the discoloration that affects natural teeth when you take highly colored alcoholic beverages or feel the difference between extremely hot or cold drinks and foods.
How long do dental veneers last?
Non-prep installs can last approximately seven to fifteen years, while traditional ones will last ten to fifteen years before they require replacement. The cost does not always have insurance coverages, because most carriers consider the procedure cosmetic. It is, however, easy to get new veneers because the dental veneers price is between $1000 to $2000.
The rough spots from the adhesive or cement wear out after a couple of days due to normal activities like eating and brushing. The dentist will smooth out any resistant areas for the comfort of your mouth.
Any activity that threatens the long-term wellness of the veneers should have a control mechanism to reduce damage. Common conditions include taking excessively hot or cold drinks persistently for a long time or biting hard foods that destabilize the adhesion.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
Different veneers have different installation procedures. Porcelain veneers do not ruin your natural teeth because they have a design that aims to enhance the natural appeal. The first step is to understand how they work, so you have a clear picture of what to expect.
The dentist only needs to remove half a millimeter of enamel from each tooth to create space that will accommodate the veneer. The lab will take an impression of your dental measurements to customize veneers to match the exact dimensions of the teeth. Our dentist follows the detailed process of protecting your teeth by installing temporary veneers until the prosthetic is ready for installation.
How much do Lumineers vs. veneers cost?
What do Lumineers cost? They cost more than veneers because they have a more complicated mechanism of operation and material. The value of traditional dental veneers price ranges between $500 and $1900 for each tooth, while the price of Lumineers is between $800 and $2000. The good news is that lumineers are becoming popular and therefore have a reduction in their average pricing.
You can reduce the cost of each form of the procedure by only repairing the teeth with actual damage. While most people want the uniformity of complete veneers, our dentist can work around your dental structure to give the illusion of perfectly matching teeth. We will recommend lumineers to correct any flaws in the appearance, such as covering heavy stains.
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