Everybody wants that perfect smile with bright, white, straight teeth, and veneers can help you achieve that smile. If you are considering veneers, there are a few things that you should understand before making a decision. Today, we are going to discuss the most important facts that people do not usually know when they go in and tell their dentist that they want veneers. Continue reading and make an educated decision about veneers.
If you live in Tustin and are considering veneers, contact Rafi Dental Group today for a consultation.
VENEERS ARE PERMANENT
Veneers are a porcelain facade that is fitted over your existing teeth. Your enamel must be first slightly removed to make room for your veneers, so once you have made the decision that you want veneers, there is no going back.
VENEERS ARE A COSMETIC PROCEDURE
When it comes to dental insurance, veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, so the majority of dental plans will not cover veneers. When you decide to have a cosmetic procedure done, you will be required to pay out-of-pocket for the expense. However, some dentists may allow for a payment plan, but you should ask your dentist before making a decision.
VENEERS CAN CHIP AND CRACK JUST LIKE NATURAL TEETH
Veneers are made from porcelain, and while porcelain can take the normal wear and tear that natural teeth can, they can also chip and crack the same way. You need to care for veneers just the way you care for your natural teeth. Also, for this reason, people who grind their teeth are usually not good candidates for veneers.
YOU KEEP YOUR NATURAL TEETH
Veneers are not dental implants; they are porcelain facades that are bonded to your natural teeth. For this reason, you must have natural teeth that are capable of holding onto the veneers. If your teeth are decaying, missing, or broken — veneers are not for you. However, for a patient who has healthy existing teeth and just wants to improve the appearance such as color or gaps, veneers can be a great choice.
YOU CAN GET VENEERS ON SOME OR ALL OF YOUR TEETH
When you decide to get veneers, you don’t have to have them put on all of your teeth. If you have just one or two problem teeth in the front, you can put veneers on just those teeth and your dentist can make sure that the color matches the color of your existing teeth. On the other hand, if you want to put veneers on all of your teeth, that is an option as well.
TEETH CAN BE TOO WHITE
Teeth naturally lose some of their whiteness over time, and a lot of times we can use various products to bring that white back again. However, have you ever seen someone who has taken teeth whitening a bit too far? That’s because our teeth are not meant to be pure white. The same is true with veneers. While you can choose to go as white as you want, make sure they still look natural. Choosing the color of your veneers is something that your dentist is experienced with, so please listen to their opinion.
NO TWO SMILES ARE THE SAME
When it comes to veneers, you can’t just copy the same smile as your favorite celebrity. Your smile has to fit your face, and no two are alike. Your dentist can help guide you here. Small imperfections that are found in your natural smile contribute to your character and personality and you don’t want to remove that completely.
TALK TO YOUR TUSTIN DENTIST ABOUT VENEERS
When you are making a decision about whether or not to get veneers, your best source is your dentist. They will help you make an educated decision that is best for you. Contact Rafi Dental Group today to make an appointment for a consultation on veneers.