Amherst Dentist Providing Affordable Dental Veneers Throughout Buffalo, NY
Dental veneers are thin porcelain covers that are bonded directly to the front of your teeth to help improve and enhance your smile. Veneers can be used to correct the shape of your teeth, fix gaps, cover chipped or cracked teeth, whiten teeth and more. Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers as they are typically made of a strong, high-grade, biocompatible dental porcelain. This is not the same porcelain your grandmother’s fragile decoratives were made of, this durable dental porcelain is known not only for its strength, but also its lifelike look and feel.
Due to the strength of the dental veneers, it allows the dentist to make the veneer super thin, allowing for minimal prep and shaving of the enamel in order to secure them to your tooth. Whether you are looking for that dazzling white hollywood smile, or would like a more natural look, we can match the shade of the veneer to the rest of your teeth, or whatever desired shade you choose.
Symmetry is a key component of the quality of a smile, with crooked teeth, gaps, discoloration, and cracks threatening a smile’s cohesion and appeal. Malocclusion (an incorrect bite), uneven teeth, and similar issues can usually be fixed with braces, though this process frequently involves at least a year of regular orthodontic appointments and adjustments.
Treatments such as teeth whitening can help to mitigate discoloration on the surfaces of teeth, but veneers are an alternative that far more rapidly disguises any sort of stain. Teeth can sustain chips, cracks, or fractures from blunt trauma, and these fissures provide a means for bacteria to enter the soft inner tissue of a tooth. Once these crevices are filled by dental work, a veneer can hide any remaining unevenness on the surface of teeth.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
While there is no set time dental veneers last, much of that is up to the patient and how well they take care of their teeth. Dental veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic treatment that can last for years. The veneers that our office typically utilizes in our work with patients do come with a warranty of approximately five years, but dental veneers can last much longer with proper care.
Veneers are also quite stain-resistant. After several years, they might begin to develop minor stains, but they generally maintain their structure and color for an extended period of time, some even maintain their luster for the lifetime of the veneer.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
The cost of dental veneers ranges among dentists. We pride ourselves on being extremely competitive and often hear from patients that our costs are extremely reasonable in comparison to other offices in the area. We offer two separate options for dental veneers to give patients more variety. Our two options include porcelain veneers as well as our lumineers option. Lumineers, is a more cosmetic option and costs slightly more than our porcelain veneer option however lumineers are typically longer-lasting. Many patients say that the longer duration can justify the slightly higher cost. Porcelain veneers are sometimes covered by insurance and if you have dental insurance, we would be happy to go over your coverage and help you understand your benefits.
If you or someone you love is considering dental veneers or have questions about the procedure, please contact us to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill. With over 20 years of experience serving the Amherst, Williamsville and Greater Buffalo region, he can help you get the answers you need to improve your smile and boost your confidence. Schedule your free consultation today and let us put a smile on your face!
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