If you’ve tried just about everything to improve your smile with little to no success, then veneers could be the right solution for you.
We here at Midtown Dental have curated the need-to-know information to decide if veneers are right for you. This blog will help you decide if it’s the right time to invest in your mouth, from the cost per tooth to the pros and cons of the veneers we offer.
You may be a good candidate for veneers if you have:
- Uneven or irregular teeth
- A discolored smile
- Chipped teeth
- A gap between teeth
What Are Veneers?
Teeth veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or resin composite that permanently attach to your teeth. A veneer changes the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to fit on your teeth and require less enamel removal than a cap or crown. Porcelain veneers are strong, durable, and stain-resistant while providing a natural look.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Generally, veneers last between 3-10 years on average, but with the proper care and maintenance, they can last longer, depending on the patient.
- Porcelain Veneers: Average lifespan of about 10 years
- Composite Veneers: Average lifespan of 3 years
How Do I Make My Veneers Last Longer?
Good oral hygiene is essential for your health and ensuring your veneer investment lasts as long as possible.
You should brush for two minutes at least twice per day and floss well at least once per day.
Visit us at Midtown Dental every six months for professional dental cleanings.
If you’re active in sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers. Also, if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth at night, you’ll need a nightguard to protect your veneers from damage.
Finally, don’t bite down on hard foods like ice or nuts, and don’t use your teeth to open packages or bite your nails.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Dentists base the cost of veneers on the complexity, location, and material. The cosmetic dentist at Midtown Dental will help you decide what’s best for your month.
But, to give you an idea of how much your new smile might cost:
Porcelain veneers cost between $925 to $2,500 per tooth. These veneers are more expensive because of their natural appearance and durability.
Porcelain veneers resemble natural teeth because they are fabricated to reflect light the same way tooth enamel does.
Also, there is a more extended preparation and fabrication timeline. A dentist must prepare your teeth before an impression of your mouth is taken and then sent to a dental laboratory.
The price tag of composite veneers ranges between $250 to $1,500 per tooth. While they may wear down quicker than their porcelain counterpart, they are easier to repair in addition to costing significantly less.
Composite resin veneers can be affordably created and sometimes placed in as little as one visit.
Does Insurance cover veneers?
Insurance companies view dental veneer treatment as a cosmetic procedure that they do not cover.
However, if you enroll in the Midtown Dental Savings Plan, all dental treatment is discounted, including cosmetic dentistry.
The plan includes:
- 2 Annual Regular Cleanings
- 2 Fluoride Treatments with Cleanings
- 2 Annual Exams
- Annual Exam X-Rays
- 15 percent Savings on All Additional Dental Treatments
- $500 Savings on a Full Case of Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment
There are no deductibles or yearly maximums, and you can receive treatment right away. The Midtown Dental Savings Plan costs $37 per month or $449 annually.
Payment Plan Financing Available to Midtown Dental Patients
At Midtown Dental, our priority is to ensure you can receive the dental treatment you need, both medically and cosmetically.
We’ve partnered with CareCredit, a wellness and beauty credit card, to offer in-office financing. CareCredit allows you to say “Yes” to recommended surgical and non-surgical dental procedures, like dental veneers, and pay in convenient monthly payments that fit your financial situation.
- No-interest financing
- Low monthly payments
- No up-front costs, prepayment penalties, or annual fees
Ready for Your Next Dental Visit?
Are you looking for a dentist who can perfect your smile with the help of porcelain or composite resin veneers? Contact our experienced and friendly staff to schedule your first appointment.