Have you ever looked at a celebrity and thought to yourself “How do their teeth look so perfect?!” If that is the case then you are not alone! Although braces, cosmetic contouring and bleaching can achieve a similar result, many times patients in Coral Springs will elect to have dental veneers made to achieve their cosmetic desires.
What is a dental veneer in Coral Springs?
There are two types of dental veneers. Direct veneers and indirect veneers. Direct veneers use composite bonding (filling material) to reshape the very front surface of a tooth. Another term for direct veneers can be “chairside” veneers since they are done in the dental office. Many times direct veneers are not recommended because they tend to stain easily, chip more easily and are not as aesthetic as indirect veneers. Indirect veneers are typically what dental patients in coral Springs chose when discussing their treatment options with their dentist. Indirect veneers are porcelain restorations that are fabricated by a master technician in a dental lab. Indirect porcelain veneers are typically stronger, last longer, look better and fit better than direct veneers. Both direct and indirect veneers can be bonded to the tooth structure, however indirect veneers are typically best. Indirect veneers can be categorized as labial, partial or full coverage. Lakeview Dental of Coral Springs offer a variety of dental veneer options to choose from. Dental Implants can help to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as
- Large or small gap between the upper front teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
What is the difference between a labial, partial or full coverage veneer?
A labial veneer covers just the front portion of the tooth. The benefits of this are that it is more conservative, however, it is much more prone to fracture or debonding. A partial coverage veneer covers more tooth structure (over half) and a full coverage veneer covers the entire tooth. Although it you may get the same aesthetic result, many times it is recommended to have a full coverage veneer due to the occlusion, or bite, that a patient exhibits. Typically a full coverage veneer is a stronger restoration. That being said, the downside of a full coverage veneer is that it is more aggressive and requires more tooth structure removal.
What is the cost of a dental veneer in Coral Springs?
An indirect dental veneer can cost between $1200- $2000 per tooth. Typically direct veneers can cost between $700-900 per tooth. Although the price of a direct veneer is cheaper, many times patient prefer to have indirect veneers since they will last longer and they are a superior quality.
How is a dental veneer made?
An indirect veneer is made by a dental lab. A high quality, aesthetic lab is used to fabricate the dental veneer. There are different materials that your dentist in coral springs will choose. The materials can be made from e-max porcelain, feldspathic porcelain or zirconia. The choice of materials is very important since there are trade-offs between all materials. For example, zirconia is the strongest material that can be used in the front teeth, however it typically is not as translucent as an E-max porcelain. This is an important discussion to have with your coral springs dentist when choosing the right practice.
How long will a dental veneer last?
Dental Veneers will last for many years. Our Coral Springs dentists will tell you how long each dental veneer should last. You can ask any questions about composite veneers, front teeth veneers, cosmetic teeth veneers and more.
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