One of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are thin, custom made porcelain facings that cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth and irregular spacing. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth, Dr. Taple or Dr. Thomas will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then Dr. Taple or Dr. Thomas will create an impression and send it off to a laboratory to create the veneer. While the mold is being created, we may provide you with temporary veneers. When you return to the office about two weeks later, the veneer's size and color are checked before they are bonded to your teeth.
What Are the Advantages of Veneers?
Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
Types of Veneers:
- Resin Composite
- Lumineers (R)
Will My Insurance Cover Veneers?
As this procedure is elective and primarily cosmetic, most dental insurers will not cover veneers. Call our office at 651-687-0789 x 205 about the financing options available.