Affordable Porcelain Dental Veneers
Northern Rockies Dental Clinic is helping patients of Fort Nelson restore their smiles with quality dental veneer solutions. With veneers from Northern Rockies Dental Clinic, Fort Nelson residents can achieve a red carpet-worthy smile while protecting their teeth from damage and decay. If you have cracked, chipped, damaged, or discolored, ask the friendly and professional staff at Northern Rockies Dental Clinic if porcelain dental veneers are right for you.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin porcelain covers which are placed over a patient’s natural teeth and mimic their natural look and shape. A dental veneer typically has three primary uses. The first is to protect a damaged or vulnerable tooth from further harm. A veneer can also be used to cover a cracked or chipped tooth, improving its overall appearance. Finally, veneers can serve aesthetic purposes by covering a stained or discolored tooth and artificially “restoring” its brightness.
Veneers are often made of one or two types of materials and are attached to teeth using techniques similar to those used to place a dental crown. The first material used in making dental veneers is known as composite. This is a special type of resin which bonds to the tooth allowing the veneer to be “permanently” secured (the resin will hold for several years before needing maintenance depending on use).
The second material used in making porcelain dental veneers is the porcelain! The porcelain used in making dental veneers is a special kind of dental porcelain which has characteristics best suited for use in the human mouth.
What is the Process for Getting Veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are applied in a number of steps. The first step is to determine if a veneer is the right solution for you. The cosmetic dentists at Northern Rockies Dental Clinic will examine the tooth or teeth in consideration for veneers and ask you about certain habits and lifestyle or dietary decisions which may affect your teeth.
A dental X-ray may also be used to determine the necessity of a veneer. Your dentist will then prepare your tooth for the crown. This often calls for numbing the tooth and gums before removing a thin portion of tooth to make way for the veneer. The surface of your tooth may also be roughened to achieve a stronger hold when the resin is added, a process known as “etching”.
Your dentist will likely ask you to bite down on a putty in order to form a 3-D imprint of your teeth. Your dental impression will be sent to a lab where a veneer will be custom-made to fill the space created for it while restoring the tooth to an ideal shape. You may receive a temporary veneer to wear while your permanent veneer is being made.
Once the permanent veneer has been shipped to Northern Rockies Dental Clinic, you will be called in for a second appointment. During this appointment, your temporary veneer will be removed and the permanent veneer will be secured using composite resin. The permanent crown will likely be secured to your mouth using a cement paste. Unlike the temporary crown, this cement is designed to last indefinitely. A few final adjustments may be made. The veneer may be filed down to be a closer match to the surrounding teeth. Sensitivity or soreness immediately following the filing of the teeth to make way for the crown, while temporary, are not uncommon.
Taking Care of Your Veneers
Veneers may chip, crack, come loose or fall out over time. Fortunately, they may easily be restored or replaced. The cosmetic dentists at Northern Rockies Dental Clinic will likely advise you to avoid certain chewy or hard foods following the placement of a veneer to reduce the risk of it loosening or chipping. Veneers should be cared for as you would care for any other tooth, requiring daily brushing and flossing.
Northern Rockies Dental Clinic has been helping Fort Nelson residents enhance and protect their smiles with porcelain dental veneers for years. Our skilled cosmetic dentists are attentive to your needs and concerns throughout your treatment. We take the time to get you the answers and information you need to maintain confidence and comfort during your treatment.
For porcelain dental veneers in Fort Nelson, call the experts at Northern Rockies Dental Clinic today! You can reach us over the phone by calling (250) 774-4484 or request an appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of porcelain dental veneers may vary based on a number of factors including your location, the number of veneers needed, and your insurance coverage and provider. Porcelain dental veneers are estimated to cost, on average, between $800 and $2000 per tooth. Keep in mind, however, that you will likely only be responsible for covering a portion of this cost based on the coverage provided by your insurance.
The time it takes to get a new veneer can vary based on a variety of factors, including the consultations needed, the length of the fitting process, as well as your own personal schedule. However, it is common for this process to last between one and two weeks.
Getting a porcelain dental veneer from the skilled dentists at Strive Dental will likely involve little to no pain or discomfort. This is mostly because the work that’s being done to your teeth has little to no contact with your pain receptors. Should pain or discomfort be anticipated, your dentist will likely use an anesthetic