Veneers – Beachwood, OH
Correct Numerous Dental
Flaws at Once!
Did you know that your smile is one of the first features others notice about you? In fact, even your eyes might go immediately to your smile when looking at yourself in the mirror or in a photo. If that’s the case, but you’re less than happy with what you see, then veneers may be the solution you’ve been looking for! After all, they can correct numerous dental flaws at once, including minor misalignment, noticeable chips, and pigmented stains. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our talented cosmetic dentists or keep reading.
Why Choose Orange Place Family Dentistry For Veneers?
- Top-Rated Dental Office
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- Flexible Financing Available
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are crafted from high-quality materials (like porcelain) and made to bond to the front-facing surface of your teeth. This conceals a wide variety of imperfections, including minor misalignment, small cracks and chips, and permanent discoloration. They have been, and continue to be, one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments because they are versatile, lifelike, and can last for well over a decade with proper care!
The Process of Getting Veneers
The entire veneers process starts with a consultation with our Beachwood dental team. This appointment is crucial because it allows us to learn more about your unique smile goals while also reviewing your dental history and assessing your dental needs. If we determine that veneers are the best treatment for you, then we will move onto the next step, which is preparing your teeth. At this time, we will carefully and gently remove a small portion of your enamel, take impressions of your teeth, and secure your temporary veneers in place. Then, all that’s left to do is wait for your permanent veneers to arrive!
Once we receive your permanent veneers from the dental lab and confirm that they are perfect, we will schedule a time for you to return to our office for placement. Then, we will remove your temporary veneers and bond your permanent ones in place. The entire process can be completed in just three visits, which means you won’t have to wait long to have the smile you’ve been dreaming of!
The Benefits of Veneers
Patients who choose veneers enjoy several noteworthy benefits, like:
- Versatility – Want to fix one flawed tooth? Maybe you want to completely makeover your smile. In both cases, veneers can help!
- Complete customization – From the size and shape to the shade, every aspect of your veneers is customized to your specific smile goals.
- No dietary restrictions – You won’t have to skip your favorite foods because of your new smile. In fact, you can even drink coffee with veneers; they are stain-resistant!
- Easy oral hygiene – Keeping your veneers in pristine condition doesn’t require complicated oral hygiene regimens. Simply brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash, as usual.
- A 15+ year lifespan – With the right best practices in place, your veneers can last for well over a decade. Some patients enjoy theirs for 20+ years!
- A quick treatment timeline – Veneers can often be placed in just three appointments. That means you could have your dream smile in a matter of weeks!
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
The cost of veneers varies from case to case. When you visit us for your consultation, our team will learn about your goals for treatment and provide a price estimate. Although veneers can seem expensive, they are actually a great value, especially for individuals who want a glowing smile that stands the test of time.
Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
Veneers are a great option for transforming your teeth, but they are not the only way to enhance your smile. Here is an overview of some popular services, along with brief notes about their cost:
- Clear aligners. Clear aligners can gradually correct misalignment over the course of several months or longer. They are ideal for many individuals whose crooked teeth are threatening their oral health. However, they cost thousands of dollars and do not enhance the color, size, or shape of teeth.
- Teeth whitening. Whitening services can quickly get rid of dental stains, and a treatment may cost just a few hundred dollars. However, the results might last for only a few years, and the size, shape, and positioning of your teeth will not be improved.
- Dental bonding. Dental bonding is quite affordable for most patients, and at first, its results look similar to veneers. The big downside with bonding is that it usually needs to be replaced every few years.
- Metal-free restorations. Metal-free crowns and other restorations can help you to replace old, unsightly metal restorations. Although they look beautiful, their purpose is more to improve your oral health than to enhance your smile.
- Veneers are sometimes thought of as an “all-in-one” treatment because they can hide discoloration, minor misalignment, and many other aesthetic flaws. They can last for decades, and the treatment process is relatively quick. Although they can cost several thousand dollars (depending on how many you need), they are a great monetary value!
How to Make Veneers Affordable
Insurance almost never covers veneers because they are an elective treatment. Despite that, there may be a few provisions that you can use to make your treatment more affordable:
- A FREE Smile Makeover Consultation can be an important first step on your path to achieving your ideal look.
- If you commit to veneers, you can take advantage of our special for $100 Off your total treatment cost.
- Our In-House Membership Savings Plan does not apply to veneers, but you can use it to get a discount on teeth whitening, which is often recommended prior to veneers treatment.
- We accept both CareCredit and Proceed financing, which can help you break up the cost of your treatment into several monthly installments.
- In some cases, we can make treatment adjustments to use fewer veneers.
Are you ready to learn more about dental veneers and their price? You can rely on our team to be candid with you about the financial aspect of your treatment. Get in touch with us today to book a personalized consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?
So long as you’re careful, you can drink coffee with veneers. A few cups of java won’t threaten your treatment results.
You see, veneers are made of stain-resistant porcelain. This material is nonporous, so dark-colored food particles struggle to get beneath it. As a result, the occasional coffee won’t lead to major staining. You can drink your morning joe without worry.
All that said, do note that veneers aren’t stain-proof. An excessive coffee intake could still affect them negatively. Therefore, only drink dark-colored beverages in moderation. This approach will help your veneers last as long as possible.
Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?
Occasionally, yes – veneers can give you a lisp. Some struggle to pronounce words with them at first.
When a veneer lisp occurs, it usually stems from muscle memory. The patient’s tongue isn’t used to the shells’ presence during speech. From there, the difference in thickness alters how the tongue moves. This change can cause trouble pronouncing the “s” and “v” sounds.
Luckily, it’s not hard to overcome this lisp. The tongue will eventually adjust on its own. Also, continued practice can speed up the adjustment. If necessary, a dentist could also reduce the veneers’ thickness. This method would help a lisp fade.
Is It Painful to Get Veneers?
You can rest assured: veneer placement isn’t itself painful. In fact, dentists take steps to ensure it goes smoothly and comfortably.
Crucially, the dentist will numb your mouth before treatment. Doing so will prevent discomfort during the placement process. At most, you might sense some pressure as the team works on the relevant teeth.
All that said, you may feel some post-treatment sensitivity. Such aches are more likely if you have multiple veneers placed. (Placing eight or more can lead to soreness in the gums and jaw.) Plus, some patients get short-lived “bonding sensitivity” – a sharp pain when they bite into something hot or cold. Still, these effects are temporary and can be managed with painkillers.
Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?
Given enough time, veneers do feel like real teeth. Most patients report that the shells work pretty naturally in their mouths. As such, they often don’t notice the veneers when talking or eating.
One reason for such naturalness is that veneers are customized. Using a precise dental impression, lab workers carefully craft them to match your smile. Therefore, the final shells fit perfectly over your teeth and don’t protrude uncomfortably.
Of course, another big factor is the material used. Veneers are made of dental-grade porcelain that’s smooth and mild. Consequently, they don’t irritate your mouth’s soft tissues.
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