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Veneers – Webster, MA

Transform Your Smile in Just 2 Visits

Cosmetic dentistry has advanced exponentially in the last decade alone. Whether you are unhappy with the position, shape, or color of your teeth, there is a treatment available to safely and effectively leave dental flaws like these in the past. However, there is only one smile-transforming solution that is long-lasting and can address multiple aesthetic concerns at once: veneers. Now, you can transform your smile in just two visits! Keep reading to learn more or get in touch with our team today to schedule your initial consultation.

Why Choose Webster Lake Dental For Veneers?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Late Hours
  • Flexible Payment Options

Veneers: What They Are and How They Work

Dentist holding shades of veneers in Webster against patient's teeth

Veneers are thin shells of high-quality materials, like porcelain, that conceal everything from minor misalignment to permanent dental discoloration. To anchor them in place, our cosmetic dentist in Webster will first remove a sliver of your enamel, which will ensure the veneers don’t look bulky in any way. From there, the lab artisans will get to work meticulously crafting your permanent set. In the meantime, you will be given temporary veneers to give them a “test drive” and make sure you like them. After a few weeks, you will return to our office so we can place them on your teeth. After making any final adjustments, your new and improved smile will be all set!

The Benefits of Choosing Veneers

Patient with veneers in Webster looking at smile in mirror

Year after year, veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. And it’s not hard to see why! This smile-transforming solution comes with multiple benefits, such as:

  • Versatility – Veneers can be used whether you are interested in fixing one flawed tooth or undergoing a complete smile makeover.
  • Longevity – Unlike other cosmetic dental services, veneers can last for 20+ years with proper care.
  • Quickness – Instead of waiting months to see your results, you can use veneers to transform your smile in as little as two visits!
  • Customization – Since veneers are custom-made for your unique smile, the results can be as discreet or dramatic as you’d like.

How to Care For Your Veneers

Man smiling in mirror while flossing

As mentioned above, veneers can last for decades with proper care. Fortunately, that task isn’t too cumbersome since they can be maintained with many of the best practices you should have in place anyway, including:

  • Brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day.
  • Treating flossing as important as brushing.
  • Using mouthwash regularly.
  • Visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Quitting poor dental habits, like smoking and nail-biting.
  • Limiting your sugar consumption.
  • Avoiding hard, sticky, or chewy foods that could damage your veneers.

Does it sound like veneers are the solution you’ve been looking for? Are you ready to schedule your initial consultation? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Now that you know all about the benefits of veneers, you might just want to learn one more thing before scheduling an appointment: how much they cost. Unfortunately, we can’t provide you with an estimate of the price until we’ve conducted a thorough exam and learned all about your smile goals. The good news is that we can provide you with some helpful information pertaining to the cost, including how it compares to other popular smile-enhancing services!

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

When researching the cost of veneers, it’s important to keep in mind how it compares to other cosmetic dental treatments, including:

Braces – Both braces and veneers can address cases of minor misalignment. Although they both require a higher upfront investment, there are some benefits to choosing veneers, including that the entire treatment process can be completed in just two or three appointments. Plus, braces only improve the position of your teeth, not their shape, size, or shade.

Teeth Whitening – It’s no secret that professional teeth whitening will blow any kits you find at your grocery store or pharmacy out of the water. However, there are some patients who would benefit from veneers instead, including those struggling with permanent discoloration. Again, the upfront investment will be higher, but the results can last significantly longer as well (10+ years with proper care).

Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Cosmetic dental bonding offers numerous benefits – from the affordable price to the quick procedure. The one “downside” is that it’s typically only recommended for small imperfections, like a minor chip. If you’re deciding between this smile-enhancing treatment and veneers, make sure to keep in mind the longevity of the results as well!

After reading through the above information, you’ll notice that veneers typically aren’t the cheapest option. With that said, their unique benefits (like a 10+ year lifespan) mean they could be the best choice for your smile and wallet!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

As you may know, dental insurance providers don’t typically cover the cost of elective treatments. Fortunately, our team at Webster Lake Dental offers another solution: flexible financing through CareCredit. With this option, you can space out the total price into smaller, monthly chunks. That way, you don’t have to try to budget for the entire cost of veneers at once. CareCredit also offers some payment plans with little-to-no interest attached, which helps keep the price affordable in the long run as well. As always, if you want to learn more about this financial solution, you can give our friendly dental team a call!

Veneers FAQs

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

No matter what your dental needs are – from dental implants to veneers – our team at Webster Lake Dental will go the extra mile to make the entire treatment process painless. That starts with answering any questions you have at your consultation and extends to using a numbing agent when it comes time to actually secure your veneers in place. We’ll also provide some helpful tips on how to minimize bonding sensitivity once you return home, like sticking to lukewarm water and taking OTC pain medication as directed.

Can You Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Yes, you can! That’s because veneers are crafted from stain-resistant materials, like porcelain, not enamel. With that said, we do recommend making a few tweaks when it comes to drinking coffee since not all of your teeth will be covered with veneers. A few examples include using a straw, keeping sugar and other additives to a minimum, and brushing your teeth about 20 minutes later.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

While there aren’t any foods that are completely off-limits, there are some we definitely recommend indulging in sparingly, like caramel candies and sour gummies. It’s also a good idea to exercise caution with hard pretzels, popcorn, tortilla chips, and other really crunchy foods since they can damage your veneers. Remember, although this cosmetic dental service is made from high-quality, durable, and lifelike materials, they aren’t indestructible!

Tip: To keep your smile in tip-top shape, do your best to stick to a well-balanced diet filled with foods like oatmeal, bananas, and plain yogurt. This will help prevent stubborn stains from surfacing on your natural teeth while also giving your body the nutrients it needs to keep your jawbone strong, your gums healthy, and your oral health in pristine condition!

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Like any restorative or cosmetic dental treatment, the lifespan of your veneers depends heavily on how well you care for them. In other words, if you don’t floss consistently, you smoke, and you skip your biannual dental checkups and cleanings, there’s a good chance that they won’t last very long. If, on the other hand, you adopt healthy habits (i.e., brushing consistently, eating a well-balanced diet that’s low in added sugar, not using tobacco products), then your veneers can last for a decade or more!

Note: If you ever need a reminder on what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to keeping your smile in pristine condition, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or ask our talented team at your next checkup!

Why Should I Choose Veneers?

When it comes to transforming your smile, there are several cosmetic dental services you can pick from. So, why veneers? To start, they can conceal minor gaps, noticeable stains, permanent discoloration, and more – all in two or three visits. They also are versatile in the sense that you can fix one imperfect tooth or undergo a complete smile makeover depending on your unique dental needs and how noticeable you want the results to be. If you want to learn more about why so many patients have chosen veneers, schedule a consultation with us!