Buffalo NY Dentist Discusses Porcelain Veneers
In the following educational dental video, experienced Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill DDS discusses the advantages of porcelain veneers on your teeth.
Can I still get cavities even when I have porcelain veneers?
Yes, you can. You do have to keep them clean at all times, as it is possible to get a cavity in the space between the teeth and the veneers. Because the tooth under the veneer is still a regular tooth, you must maintain them as if they were actual teeth.
How durable are they?
Porcelain veneers can last for years. The type that our office typically utilizes in our work with patients do come with a warranty of approximately five years, but they can last longer. They are quite stain-resistant. After several years, they might begin to develop minor stains, but they generally maintain their structure and color for some time.
How well do they match the color of my teeth?
If you do not place veneers on every tooth, it can be a small challenge to match the color of the other teeth. What we have found is that we can often match them to our patients’ teeth on site. In less typical cases, we send the patient to our nearby lab, where the technicians can create a custom match.
How much do they cost?
The cost of veneers ranges among dentists. Our office charges around $950 a tooth. If our patient chooses Lumineers, a more cosmetic option, the charge is closer to $1,050 per tooth, but because this option is longer-lasting, the higher cost can justify the duration. They sometimes are covered by insurance.
Does this sound like the right option for you? Contact Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill DDS to schedule a consultation. He has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on providing affordable dental care in a professional environment utilizing the latest in dental technology.