Dental veneers serve as an excellent solution if you are looking to enhance your smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment because of their overall effectiveness and ease of use.
Dental Veneers in Grand Junction, CO
Dental veneers are a great option if you’re experiencing crowding problems, chipped teeth, worn down teeth or stained teeth. These thin shells are placed over the front surface of your teeth, effectively concealing any noticeable flaws and creating a visually even appearance.
Veneers can be customized to match the color of your teeth and are applied with minimal discomfort. Once in place, these durable shells will last for several years before needing to be repaired or replaced.
At Bookcliff Family Dental, our approach to dental veneers is tailored to your individual needs. We’ll schedule two appointments to ensure the perfect fit: the first for taking impressions of your teeth, and the second for the application of the veneers.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are thin shells that are affixed to the front of a person’s teeth. In some cases, a small amount of enamel may need to be removed before the veneers can be applied, this makes for a better fit. Once installed, veneers can conceal any correct misalignment and improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing in place with a strong dental adhesive.
Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?
Dental veneers and dental crowns are both used for cosmetic purposes—to resolve chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth. The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface where veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm) and the price for each is similar. Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth where veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.
Veneers and crowns are both a great solution for patients looking to get a white, straight smile that looks and feels natural. If you’re interested, but unsure which option is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
The two main types of dental veneers are: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
How much do dental veneers cost?
Dental veneers are not typically covered by insurance, as they are considered a purely cosmetic procedure. At Bookcliff Family Dental, the cost of dental veneers starts at $1,500. The total cost of veneers can vary depending on each patients individual’s needs and wants.
If you have more questions about dental veneers, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.