One pearl of wisdom many dentists love is that nothing you wear is more important than your smile. When you meet someone new, a flashy wardrobe or dazzling jewelry may catch some eyes, but for the most part, people are hard-wired to notice faces first.
Studies support this notion. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have found that people form first impressions based on faces across both age and cultures. Most of us agree that your smile should be the centerpiece of your face. And if surface problems impact your smile on your teeth, the team at Quality Dental Care of Lakeland Is here to help. One treatment we might recommend is porcelain veneers.
What Is a Dental Veneer?
Dental veneers are thin shells shaped to match your tooth surface. They essentially cover any issues you have on a particular tooth or teeth. Veneers are designed to feel, look and work like a natural tooth surface. They are most effective on front-facing surfaces because that’s the part that makes up your smile.
Our cosmetic dentists in Lakeland, FL have many reasons for suggesting veneers:
- Cover any cracks or chips
- Conceal severe staining unresponsive to whitening treatment
- Correct minor misalignments between teeth
- Close uneven gaps and spacing
- Cure thinning tooth enamel for protection
The cost of a new dental veneer depends on the type you choose.
The Two Types of Dental Veneers
At Quality Dental Care of Lakeland, Dr. Vernon Smith and Dr. Mohammad Zaman can apply a veneer in two different ways: indirect or direct. How much your dental veneers will cost depends largely on the type of veneer you choose.
Indirect Porcelain Dental Veneers
Before our cosmetic dentists apply either type of veneer, Drs. Smith or Zaman will take precise impressions of your tooth as a basis for the restoration, so it appears natural. When we send that impression to an outside dental lab, that is for an indirect veneer. The lab will create the veneer from high-quality porcelain materials that take about two weeks.
When your veneer is ready, you will return to our office to have it cemented onto your tooth. The cost of an indirect veneer ranges between $800 and $2000. With proper care, this type of veneer can last as long as ten years.
Direct Dental Veneers
Direct veneers we create in-office using tooth-colored composite filling material. Then, with a combination of resin particles and glass dust, we apply your direct veneer to your tooth in layers. This procedure provides strength and ensures that the material resembles your tooth enamel, so people don’t notice the restoration.
Since we create direct veneers here at our office, you don’t have to come for another appointment. This helps considerably with the final cost. Direct veneers can range from $400-$1000, but they likely must be replaced every five years.
Contact Us About The Cost of Veneers in Lakeland, FL
The team at Quality Dental Care of Lakeland wants you to know that you have options for correcting flaws in your teeth and payment plans to help cover the costs. So give us a call today at (863) 858-3891 to schedule a consultation and learn more about achieving a flawless smile.