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Dental Veneers – Superior, WI

Get a Flawless Smile with Veneers

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If you are embarrassed by chipped, gapped, or stained teeth, you don’t have to undergo several procedures to achieve the smile of your dreams. Instead, you might be a candidate for veneers in Superior. The minimally invasive procedure can correct various issues at once, saving both time and money. In as few as 2 weeks, you can have a picture-perfect smile you’ll be proud to share with others.

What are Dental Veneers?

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A veneer is a thin shell that’s bonded over the front side of a tooth, instantly improving its size, shape, and color. When applied to the teeth most visible when smiling, veneers can drastically transform their appearance. Although you’ll require a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Superior, veneers can be used to treat:

Your dentist will examine your mouth and learn more about your goals to ensure that veneers are right for you. Generally, patients with good oral health can benefit from the procedure. If you have any untreated dental problems, like tooth decay or gum disease, they will be addressed before any elective procedures.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

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You can expect the process to take about 2 appointments after completing your consultation and any prep work. Your teeth will be cleaned before your dentist removes a small amount of enamel to ensure the veneers fit like a glove. Don’t worry, it doesn’t harm the health or integrity of your teeth, but they’ll always need to be covered by restorations.

Once your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take a digital impression of your mouth, which integrates with advanced software. They’ll design your veneers to meet your exact specifications and send the information to the dental lab.

Your teeth will be covered by temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent restorations to be sent back to our office. You’ll return for your final appointment to have your veneers bonded in place.

Your dazzling smile can stay bright and beautiful for a decade or longer, depending on how well you care for it. You can safeguard your investment with a solid oral hygiene routine at home and regular cleanings and checkups.

The Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers offer several advantages that aren’t possible with other procedures, such as:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

a patient smiling before receiving veneers in Superior

It’s understandable to have some questions about the cost of receiving veneers; after all, committing to a whiter and brighter smile is a pretty big step, and you want to be certain that your money is being well-spent! When you visit us for a consultation, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your smile goals before coming up with the perfect treatment plan for your individual circumstances and reviewing the expected cost. Keep reading to learn a little more about what you can expect to pay for veneers in Superior or feel free to give us a call to request additional information.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

a patient smiling after receiving veneers in Superior

Since every smile is different and has unique needs, no two treatment plans are identical; a patient with mild staining will likely need a simpler solution than a patient with chipped or misshapen teeth. That said, there are several cosmetic treatment options out there with different applications and varying degrees of affordability:

  • Teeth whitening – Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most accessible cosmetic treatments available; however, it’s also pretty limited. It can only assist with staining and discoloration and does nothing for your teeth in terms of shape, position, or integrity. It’s also worth noting that the results usually last for a few months to a few years, meaning retreatment might be necessary to keep your results intact.
  • Cosmetic bonding – For patients with minor flaws in one or just a few teeth, cosmetic bonding is often a viable solution. We can apply a small amount of composite resin to the affected teeth, immediately improving their appearance. It’s less invasive than veneers, much more affordable, and can be completed in just one quick visit; though it usually needs to be redone every 3 to 10 years, which can add to the total cost of treatment.
  • Natural-colored fillings – Although metal fillings used to be the norm, composite and porcelain fillings have become quite common these days; not only are they safer, but they also seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. They’re an affordable, reliable solution that can easily be used to address cavities and other forms of damage.
  • Veneers – Even though veneers aren’t the cheapest cosmetic service, they’re arguably one of the most effective means of transforming every aspect of your smile simultaneously. They can handily assist with the color, shape, size, and position of your teeth.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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You should know that in most cases, veneers aren’t covered by dental insurance. This is because they’re considered an elective treatment with cosmetic purposes. Despite this, there are still ways you can make them more affordable. Our practice is thrilled to offer third-party financing through CareCredit which allows qualifying patients to break up the cost of care into manageable monthly installments. If you have any questions about what you can expect to pay for veneers, or if you need a little assistance navigating the financial implications of receiving care, feel free to give us a call ; we’re happy to help!

Veneers FAQs

Woman smiling with veneers in Superior

If you’re eager for a smile transformation, veneers could be the solution that you’ve been looking for! However, it pays to be well-informed, so we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about veneers in Superior. If you don’t see the information that you’ve been looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to walk you through the procedure and get you started with an initial consultation.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are not a permanent solution because they eventually need to be replaced. However, they are considered to be irreversible. To ensure that veneers fit properly on the teeth, small amounts of enamel need to be removed, and this will not grow back. For this reason, teeth that have been prepared this way will always need to be covered with veneers or crowns going forward.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Veneers that are made from porcelain are stain-resistant, as porcelain is a nonporous material, so the particles in dark-colored foods and beverages have a harder time slipping beneath the surface. Ultimately, you should be able to drink coffee without worrying too much about staining your veneers. Just remember that veneers are not stain-proof, so excessive consumption of coffee can still have a negative impact. Moderation is key!

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Some people have trouble pronouncing certain words when they first get veneers, therefore resulting in a temporary lisp. This is partially due to muscle memory. The tongue is not used to accounting for the presence of veneers when you talk. The tiny difference in thickness affects the way the tongue moves. Your tongue should eventually adjust on its own but practicing difficult sounds and words can help to speed this process along.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The goal of veneers is for all of your visible teeth to match, so you will receive the appropriate number of veneers to achieve this goal. Some people opt for a single veneer to mask one pesky tooth, while others get anywhere from 6 to 12 for a more complete smile makeover. During your consultation with us, we can discuss what the right number of veneers is for you to achieve the goals you have for your smile.

If you are ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, take your first step toward a confident future. Contact our office today to request your consultation for veneers.