Types of Veneers
||Porcelain is the most popular and durable veneer material. Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant.
||Made using composite resin and colored to be the same as standard tooth-colored fillings, composite veneers are not quite as strong as porcelain and may stain over time.
A brand name of veneers that is placed over the enamel and made from thin layered porcelin with a shorter lifespan.
||A short term option not recomended for daily use that requires very little preparation.
What are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?
- They provide a natural tooth appearance.
- Gum tissue responds well to porcelain.
- Veneers are stain-resistant.
- They are a less invasive approach to changing the color and shape of a tooth.
- Veneers are great when you only want to cover the front surface of the tooth.
Dental Veneers vs. Crowns
Dental veneers and crowns both aim to improve smile aesthetics but in different ways. Veneers consist of thin covers placed over teeth to improve appearance with minimal tooth reduction, while crowns fully encapsulate damaged teeth to improve function and look. Crowns require significantly more natural tooth removal than veneers to properly fit over compromised teeth they aim to salvage. Both veneers and crowns can achieve gorgeous, transformative smiles, with veneers providing conservative aesthetic updates and crowns rebuilding and restoring severely decayed or fractured teeth.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure in Waukesha County
- The dentist examines your teeth to make sure that you are a good candidate for veneers. X-rays and impressions of your teeth can be taken depending on the case and your dental records.
- A model of the veneer is made using CEREC® CAM/CAD technology.
- To put on the veneer, enamel is removed from the tooth's surface. Usually, only about 1/2 a millimeter.
- When the veneer comes in from the lab, the dentist will try it out on your tooth to make sure it looks and feels natural.
- Cement is placed on the veneer, which is then attached to the tooth. A light beam that is applied to the veneer helps the cement dry quickly.
- Excess cement is removed and the dentist evaluates your bite to make sure that the tooth functions normally.
The Cost of Dental Veneers in Wisconsin
Dental veneers in Wisconsin can cost as much as $1,500 starting per tooth. The final price can depend on the material chosen, location of the veneers, number of veneers added, and if other treatments are required.
Cost of Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers
The two types of veneers at Dousman Family Dental are composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are generally more expensive than composite veneers since porcelain is more durable than composite. Getting one veneer will be more expensive than getting several since the cost of making single ones is higher. An affordable alternative to veneers is dental bonding for simpler chips and cracks. And as always, it's important to take care of your veneers to keep them beautiful and long-lasting.
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