Basic Information For Patients Considering Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are a common dental procedure to undergo. While this procedure can be an important cosmetic improvement to your smile, you will need to be reasonably informed about this type of procedure before you can begin the process of weighing whether it is the suitable choice for your dental situation.

What Is The Purpose Of Having Porcelain Veneers?

One of the most important benefits that veneers will offer patients is that they can correct a variety of embarrassing cosmetic dental problems. When a veneer is installed, a layer of composite resin or porcelain will be applied to the exterior of the tooth. This will help to restore the appearance of the tooth while also help to reinforce damaged tooth.

How Much Pain And Discomfort Is Caused By The Placement Of These Veneers?

A dental veneer will not be a particularly painful procedure to have done. These tooth coverings are prepared after a series of molds are made of the teeth that are being covered. Typically, this type of procedure will only require the removal of a small amount of enamel from the exterior of the teeth. As a result, you may only expect a fairly mild sense of discomfort and pain from this procedure. A general sense of soreness may persist for the first day or two after installing the veneers, but it should be minor enough to avoid causing significant disruptions.

Will Veneers Ever Be At Risk Of Failure?

It is a common assumption for people to think that dental veneers are a permanent addition to their mouths. Unfortunately, these tooth covering can eventually start to suffer major structural problems. These problems can lead to the veneers cracking, splitting and loosening. Replacing the veneers at least once a decade will help to prevent these problems from compromising the benefits that you enjoy fro your veneers. Regularly having these veneers inspected and serviced will help you to know when they are approaching the point of needing to be replaced.

Is The Cost Of Getting Veneers Covered By Your Insurance Carrier?

Unfortunately, the costs of getting veneers can cause some people to avoid considering this option. For those that are wanting to use their insurance, this upgrade will typically be denied due to it being a cosmetic procedure. Luckily, there are options to help individuals manage these sizable out of pocket expenses. For example, many providers will partner with financing services so that they can offer their qualifying clients convenient payment terms.

Contact a family dentist near you for more information and assistance. 


20 September 2017

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.