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Countless studies and polls over the years have shown that having a beautiful smile can make you appear more attractive, confident, interesting, intelligent, and even younger. If your front teeth are less than ideal, we can help. Dr. Robert Mitchell can use custom-made veneers in North Dallas to improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth with just one procedure. Each veneer is individually created for each patient to give you a unique, vibrant smile in as little as two visits. Learn more about veneers by reading below, and call North Dallas Cosmetic Dentistry - Robert B. Mitchell when you're ready to schedule your consultation!

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What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers are thin shells that are bonded onto the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. They are typically made of medical-grade ceramic and are extremely durable. Veneers can be used to correct various aesthetic dental issues, such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or gaps. The veneer procedure involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel to create space for the veneer, which is then designed to match the natural teeth in shape, size, and color. Veneers can be applied to one or multiple teeth depending on the patient's needs.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

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After your complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Mitchell will use digital dental imaging technology to design your new smile. He is excellent at listening to every patient’s priorities and concerns. Together, you will decide what is appropriate in order to give you the look you want and deserve.

Once you agree on the final result, Dr. Mitchell will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth that will be covered by veneers (about the thickness of a contact lens). This will ensure the veneers lie flat and don’t look too bulky. He’ll then take impressions of your prepared teeth and send these to a dental lab. While you wait for your final veneers, you’ll be fitted with temporary ones.

In about two weeks, you’ll return to our dental office so Dr. Mitchell can remove your temporaries and attach your permanent veneers. He’ll check the fit and your bite one last time before getting your final approval. At this point, your new smile is ready to be shown off!

The Benefits of Veneers

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Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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However much you want veneers, their potential price may worry you. You can't get them if they exceed your budget. That said, the actual cost of veneers varies from patient to patient. You’ll need to meet with Dr. Mitchell to get a precise estimate. Once that’s done, our team will work to make your veneers affordable. We’ll even outline our practice’s other cosmetic services and some helpful financing options. For more details, please keep reading or call us today!

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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You really can count on our office’s porcelain veneers. These shells are top-tier and provide amazing results. Even so, you should also keep our other cosmetic services in mind. Each of them has its own distinct price and effects. By reviewing them all, your transformed grin is more likely to be cost-effective.

Given such facts, consider the following options:

  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Cosmetic dental bonding is one of the fastest and cheapest options. By using tooth-colored resin, it hides a patient’s small smile flaws. (The latter can include tooth stains, minor chips, cracks, etc.) The downside is that its effects are short-lived; you’ll need touchups every few years.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening (per the name) brightens your grin. In particular, it removes stains from your enamel by applying a special bleaching gel. This procedure can thus whiten your smile by six to eight shades. Nonetheless, it only affects tooth color; it won’t change the shape or position of teeth.
  • Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are thin, porcelain shells placed on the fronts of teeth. Their role is to hide a wide range of smile flaws. Once placed, they’ll blend seamlessly with your smile due to their quality material. Such versatility tends to make veneers pricey.
  • Smile Makeover – Instead of a distinct treatment, a smile makeover consists of two or more cosmetic dental options. Therefore, it’s generally the most expensive form of cosmetic dentistry.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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As you might know, dental insurance often won’t cover veneers. Most policies view the shells as needless luxuries. Still, there are occasional exceptions; a given policy may cover veneers if the shells protect a damaged tooth. That means you should confirm your benefits before you commit. If you’d like, our team can even help you do so.

Even without insurance, there are other ways to make veneers affordable. The best of these alternatives are a practice’s payment options. With the right one, your future veneers can be budget-friendly.

For instance, just look at North Dallas Cosmetic Dentistry. Our team offers flexible financing through CareCredit – a reputable third-party financier. If you work with them, you could pay for veneers in monthly installments. You’d get to meet the treatment price gradually, not all at once.

Our office wants to make your veneers stunning and reasonably priced. To learn more about financing them, book a consultation with us! We’ll make sure your new smile doesn’t “break the bank.”

Veneers FAQs

Q:Are Veneers Permanent?

Ultimately, no – veneers aren’t permanently set on your teeth. Even the best ones will stop working at some point. That said, the work of placing them is irreversible.

You see, teeth must be “prepped” for veneer placement. The dentist must file away bits of their enamel. Your treatment site(s) will then have enough space for the porcelain shells. Still, removed enamel won’t grow back over time. That means “prepped” teeth will always need crowns or veneers going forward.

Even so, you can take steps to help your veneers last. Such measures include daily brushing and flossing, avoiding bad oral habits, and skipping dark-colored foods.

Q:What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

To be honest, veneers shouldn’t harm your teeth. These porcelain shells will enhance your smile’s look without risking your oral health.

For starters, veneer placement is exact and cautious. It only removes a minimal amount of your enamel. Plus, the option’s bonding material is completely safe. You won’t have adverse reactions to this dental cement.

Secondly, veneers don’t increase your risk of cavities. The porcelain shells act as a protective cover for your treated teeth. However, you’ll need to keep brushing and flossing regularly. Doing so will prevent tooth decay from occurring beneath the veneers. Otherwise, you could limit your sugar intake, attend regular dental cleanings, etc.

Q:How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Remember: Porcelain veneers seek for your visible teeth to match. Given this fact, you’ll receive enough to reach that ideal.

Of course, the final number of veneers varies by patient. Some get six to eight shells to achieve their dream smile. Meanwhile, others require as many as ten to twelve. A few may only need a single veneer to cover a cracked tooth.

To learn how many veneers you need, consult your dentist before treatment. They can assess your grin and find its cosmetic flaws. From there, they’ll estimate the veneers required to fix the faults.

Q:Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

As a matter of fact, yes – veneers often do feel like real teeth. It’s to the point that many patients don’t even notice them. Whether you’re speaking or eating, the veneers will feel like natural parts of your mouth.

One reason for this fact is veneer material. After all, dental porcelain is very smooth and won’t irritate your mouth. Veneers made from it should feel even and slick against your tongue.

At the same time, note that veneers are custom-made. Lab workers craft them to fit perfectly onto your unique teeth. Therefore, your veneers shouldn’t protrude uncomfortably. They’ll blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

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