A great smile is a wonderful thing to have, and having bright, white and straight teeth will give you the confidence to share your smile with everyone you meet. Even with the most diligent daily flossing and brushing routine, teeth can become discoloured or chipped over the years, and many people choose porcelain veneers as their solution to improving their smile’s appearance.
Higson Dental Group is Grande Prairie, Alberta’s authority on cosmetic dentistry, and we will be happy to discuss your options and help you decide whether veneers are the best choice for you.
A porcelain veneer is a custom-made ceramic shell that is bonded directly to the surface of an existing tooth and restores its natural shape, size, and colour. You can have a single veneer restore the appearance of one tooth or use multiple veneers to restore natural colour and symmetry back to your smile. If properly cared for veneers will improve your smile’s appearance for years.
The first step is to visit a qualified cosmetic dentist near you, like Higson Dental Group, to discuss whether veneers are your best option, and, if so, you will return for additional appointments to create a treatment plan, prepare your teeth for the porcelain shells and finally to attach the veneers to your teeth. Dental veneers require daily maintenance, just like your natural teeth, and you should continue to visit the dentist for regular checkups. With proper care, veneers can give you a bright, even smile for at least a decade.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers and live in or around Grande Prairie, Alberta, don’t hesitate to contact us at Higson Dental Group for a risk-free consultation. We love giving our patients their very best smile. Call today! 780-532-4661
The most used materials in the veneer fabrication process are composite resin and porcelain. Both can beautifully transform your smile even though you are likely to spend a little more on porcelain veneers compared to the composite resin alternative.
Composite resin veneers are often used because of their lower cost. It costs an average of $250 and $1500 per tooth to get a smile makeover with composite veneers. An advantage of this option is that the veneers can be fabricated as you wait which allows the treatment to be completed in one day. Composite veneers can last between 5 and 7 years.
Porcelain veneers cost slightly more but are longer-lasting, typically 10 to 15 years. Additionally, porcelain is resistant to staining and chipping. The glaze that is applied after treatment makes it even stronger. However, porcelain veneer treatment is slightly longer as it involves wearing temporary teeth until the veneers are sculpted in the lab.
Porcelain is an ideal option for severe tooth concerns such as genetic defects, uneven teeth, and extensive wear and tear which may not be adequately treated with composite veneers. It would cost you an average between $800 and $1500 per tooth to have porcelain veneers placed. Veneers aren’t often covered by insurance, as they’re considered a cosmetic procedure.
The cost of your veneers depends on factors like what type of veneers you’re choosing, what brand name your dentist has available.
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