In an ideal world, everyone is born with perfect teeth and a dazzling smile. No one would suffer from misshapen, crooked, or discolored teeth. There would be no gaps or overlapping teeth and everything would be aligned. Unfortunately, this isn’t the world we live in and not everyone is happy with their smile. However, advances in cosmetic dentistry can help turn this fictional world into reality.
In fact, there’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure gaining popularity because it can correct dull, discolored, and imperfect teeth with just one visit to a great dentist in Tampa. This game-changer is getting veneers.
A veneer is made from a composite material – thin shells of enamel or porcelain – and is attached to the front of your permanent tooth, masking the imperfection and giving you a new smile. Getting veneers is an easy and quick way to improve all kinds of oral issues, like chipped, broken, pointy, or uneven teeth.
Take note that veneers are virtually undetectable and come in a wide array of shades. Your dentist can easily choose a color that’s suited to match the natural shade of your tooth enamel.
The cost of getting veneers will depend on where you’re planning to get them and how many teeth you’re doing. But, generally, a composite veneer or composite resin veneers, which will improve your smile for five to seven years, will cost around $250 per tooth. On the other hand, porcelain veneers will cost at least $1,000 per tooth and will last up to 15 years.
Now that you know what veneers are and how much they cost, you might be wondering if you might benefit from getting them. Here are a few reasons that make you a good candidate for this dental treatment:
There are plenty of reasons why your natural teeth will get stained – from the food you eat to medications you take to simply aging. If you’ve already tried to whiten your teeth and still feel that they’re not white enough, then consider getting dental veneers.
It’s important to note that dental veneers aren’t reversible. Make sure to really consider all the pros and cons. Although they improve the appearance of your smile, your teeth can still decay even with veneers so it’s important to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Unlike dental crowns, dental veneers only need to remove thin layers of your enamel, making it a non-invasive procedure. Getting veneers isn’t as painful as other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Furthermore, if you opt for porcelain veneers, they are bonded to the tooth’s surface without scraping a thin layer of enamel, meaning you won’t sacrifice any tooth structure. As a pain-free procedure, many patients prefer veneers over a dental bridge, dental implants, and dental crowns.
With proper care, like flossing daily, brushing after meals, and regularly visiting your dentist, veneers will last for many years. After the procedure, you only need regular oral maintenance so veneers won’t only give you a beautiful smile, but will also be worth your money!
General & Cosmetic Dentistry has two convenient locations in North and South Tampa to fulfill all of your dental needs. Come see a top-rated cosmetic dentist at one of our offices to find out if veneers are the right choice for you.
If you don’t want to feel self-conscious about stained teeth or misshapen teeth, give us a phone call at 813-370-1014 (Tampa) or 813-331-0364 (South Tampa) for a complimentary consultation today! You can also contact us online.