How Much Time Does It Take to Make Dental Veneers?
It takes two or more appointments to restore teeth with veneers. During the
first appointment, we shape and roughen the teeth. We then take impressions of
your teeth, which we use to make precise working models of your mouth. It's on
these models that we artistically craft veneers to fit the prepared teeth.
During the second appointment we clean and polish the prepared teeth. Then
we use an adhesive to bond the veneers to the teeth. A harmless, high-intensity
light hardens the adhesive. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of the
teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth. The bond is extremely
strong. The final result is beautiful and natural looking teeth.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. After this time, the veneers
would need to be replaced.
Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?
No. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices including brushing and
flossing as you normally would.
Even though porcelain veneers resist stains, your dentist may recommend that
you avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea or red
Are There Alternatives to Dental Veneers?
Yes, bondings and crowns. Veneers offer a nice intermediate option. Veneers
may be best suited for individuals who want to change the shape of their teeth
more than just a little bit-as is done with bonding-but not enough to require a
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Costs vary depending on what part of the country you live in and on the
extent of your procedure. Generally, veneers range in cost from $500 to $1300
per tooth. The cost of veneers is not generally covered by insurance. To be
certain, check with your specific dental insurance company.