About Dental Veneers
What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
While crowns and veneers are a very similar type of restoration, there are a few key differences. One of the main differences between crowns and veneers is that a dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a dental veneer only covers the front and sides of a tooth.
Porcelain Veneers are commonly used to:
- Close spaces between teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape and/or length of teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Porcelain veneers generally take 2 - 3 visits to complete. The first step is a visit to our Bedford TX dentist office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. If veneers are right for you, the dentist will prepare a treatment plan outlining the costs and timeline for your treatment.
The dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. An impression will be taken and you will be fitted with temporary veneers while your final restorations are being created.
In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth. After the dentist checks the fit and color and both you and the dentist are satisfied, a special bonding cement will be used to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depends on your individual goals as well as the materials we select and number of veneers you need. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last a lifetime. This longevity can be achieved with proper care and maintenance. That includes a proper at home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.