Veneers have become commonplace in our current society and for good reason. Veneers act as a simple way to not only enhance the color of a patient’s natural teeth but, also the shape. Veneers are a great option for repairing damaged, discolored, worn out, cracked, or chipped teeth. They look, feel, and act just like natural teeth which make them easy to care for.
Veneers are a thin type of covering for your natural teeth. They apply to the front of the tooth that’s visible. Although veneers do not harm your teeth in any way, they cannot be removed once cemented on. Veneers come in two materials, porcelain, and composite resin.
COMPOSITE & RESIN VENEERS
Composite resin is the same material that is used for tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin doesn’t last as long as porcelain does however, they cost less. Depending on where you get them, composite resin veneers can cost anywhere from $250-$1500 per tooth. These usually last 5-7 years before needing to be replaced.
This type of veneer can last up to 15 years if taken care of which makes them often the veneer of choice. However, their price tag can be a hefty one ranging anywhere from $925-$2500 per tooth. However, the price differences level out since composite resin veneers have to be replaced more often than porcelain veneers.
Getting veneers is ultimately a pain-free process and results in a beautiful smile. If need be, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area being worked on. There are alternatives to getting veneers so, always be sure to talk to your dentist about all your options before following through with a procedure. Some procedures, such as getting veneers, can be more permanent than others, therefore, it’s important to be confident in the procedure of your choice.