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What are Veneers and How Do They Work?

MAR 12

A recent survey found that over 80% of people think their teeth look BAD in photographs. It also happened that almost 30% of people do not show their teeth and smile in photos on social networks because they do not like the appearance. Many people are not satisfied with the presence of their teeth! Often, help is needed to solve problems that make people dissatisfied with the smile, such as underbites and overbites, but sometimes people only want bigger and brighter teeth. Veneers are generally a good option for these people.

What Are Veneers?

Unlike crowns, veneers are made of thin pieces of porcelain that can be glued to the teeth to improve the total appearance of your smile. The best part of it, the treatment can be completed after two visits, and the veneers are made and personalized for your smile. They look entirely natural after surgery. If you are not satisfied with the look of your smile in your photos, veneers can solve this problem.

Porcelain is the most commonly used coating material because it mimics the appearance of tooth enamel, which similarly reflects light and offers a more natural appearance than other materials. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of chipped, broken, or worn teeth and to change the size, shape, or the length of teeth.


How Do Veneers Work?

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, veneers are a process similar to improving your house. Over time, the siding on your home can appear worn, damaged, dirty, and old. Covering the original siding with something new improves the overall aesthetic. It also improves the attractiveness of your home without the need for demolition and renovation. Veneers are like covering teeth. Your teeth are still healthy, but veneers give your smile a new and attractive look again, enhancing your smiles.

Veneers are a cosmetic solution for many problems that deal with teeth, including; spaces, gaps, length, chips, and color of teeth.

Not satisfied with how short your teeth are? Veneers would help you out.
Not happy with how spaced your teeth are? Veneers can cover them up.

Veneers are a cosmetic procedure and are virtually painless. It is essential to know that traditional veneers are not reversible. It means that when you decide to buy one, you cannot return to your "old" smile. Your tooth must be prepared for the veneer placement, so talk to your dentist before starting.

Getting Started with Veneers

How do you get started? The first step is to consult one of our cosmetic dentists. You sit down and explain everything you like and dislike in your smile. We want to know your goals and the main reason why you looked in the mirror today, decided you wanted a change, and then arranged a cosmetic consultation with us, hoping to improve the look of your smile. Your dentist will discuss some options with you and suggest a recommended treatment plan based on the information provided.

You will receive an estimate of the cost of your dentist's treatment plan. If you are satisfied with the plan, the next step is to book a treatment, and set a date by which you will finally get your new smile.


If you're thinking about a smile metamorphosis, you'll probably have some questions. These are some of the most frequently asked questions by patients.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The cost of veneers may vary depending on the material and processing used. Most people get 6 to 8 veneers, which would increase the total cost.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Like your real teeth, veneers are not permanent. They are powerful, and if they are adequately taken care of, the veneers can last from 10 to 20 years. Proper care includes flossing and cleaning and avoiding hard or sticky foods. You should also avoid grinding your teeth or causing wear to them unnecessarily.

Does Insurance Cover Veneers?

Most dental insurance covers only medical treatments. For instance, you have a cavity that needs to be filled or an accident that caused damage to the tooth. Most insurance companies do not include optional treatments that are for cosmetic purposes only. However, many cosmetic procedures can be considered medically necessary. Talk to your dental team's insurance specialist for more information on options that vary by insurance.

What Happens If You Don't Like Your Veneers?

This problem does not usually occur because you see veneers before they go in. You'll also see what this new smile will look like. The treatment is NOT reversible because your teeth are altered, so before you start treatment, it's important to talk to your dentist.

Have a question or need to make an inquiry, contact us today at Walnut Hill Dental Group.

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