In 2015 it was found in a study, that 80% of people think that their teeth look bad in pictures. It was also found that around 30% of people don’t show their teeth in pictures because of their teeth. That is a huge portion of the country that is unhappy with how their teeth look! Statistics like these always make us sad, because there are solutions. It is possible for teeth straightening solutions like braces or Invisalign, to fix some of these issues and make your teeth look great, but for some people, this won’t fix everything. Especially if you don’t like the size of your teeth or the color of your teeth. This is where dental veneers come into play!
What are Veneers?
You might think that veneers are similar to crowns, but in fact, veneers are a thin piece of porcelain that is attached to your teeth and this makes your teeth look perfect! The awesome part about veneers is that installing them doesn’t take that long! Usually, it can be done in as little as 2 visits. Each and every veneer is custom created for every patient. The goal is to have it look perfect and custom to each individual’s smiles. This means that if you are unhappy with your smile in pictures, veneers will fix this.
How to get started?
The first step in getting veneers is to have a consultation with your dentist. They will sit down with you and go over everything you like and dislike in your smile. They will want to know what your goal is, and the reason that when you look at a picture of yourself, why you don’t like your smile. The dentist will give you the options you have and how the process will work. Then it will be time to schedule the work!
How long do they last?
Just like real teeth, veneers don’t last forever. They are strong, and if you take care of them, they can last well over a decade. Just like real your real teeth, you will need to brush and floss. Try to avoid food that is sticky or hard, since this could cause issues. Don’t grind your teeth either, since this could cause them to wear out quickly.
Will insurance cover it?
Usually, dental insurance will only cover medically necessary work. This would include things like an injury to your mouth, etc. Veneers are normally classified by as cosmetic work. There may be options to make over your smile, but you will need to talk to your dentist to see if any of these are covered by your dental insurance.
Once the veneers are installed your smile will instantly look perfect! Having a smile that you aren’t embarrassed is important since it can affect your life in many different ways. But probably most important is your confidence! We want each and every one of our patients to have the confidence to smile!