questions about dental veneers

Questions About Dental Veneers

questions about dental veneersSummerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada

Looking to improve your smile? Veneers may be the cosmetic dentistry option best suited for you. This cosmetic dental treatment can hide a multitude of imperfections in teeth to give you the smile you have always desired.

Here are some commonly asked questions about veneers that may help in deciding if this treatment is best for you.

What are veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain that are handcrafted to fit directly over the front surface of your teeth. They permanently hide imperfections in your teeth, giving you the look of a perfect smile. This procedure is minimally invasive, meaning only an insignificant amount of tooth structure needs to be removed from each tooth.

How can veneers improve my smile?

The purpose of veneers is to permanently hide any flaws in your teeth, providing you with a gorgeous new smile worthy of Hollywood. Most of us do not naturally have perfect looking teeth. With this revolutionary cosmetic dental procedure, Summerlin cosmetic dentist Dr. Matthew Wilson can transform your smile.

Dental veneers can fix these imperfections:

  • Minor tooth crookedness
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Teeth that appear too short
  • Twisted or gapped teeth
  • Tooth discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening
  • Chipped or broken teeth

Why should I bother fixing appearance issues in my smile?

Confidence is a huge reason to fix your teeth. No matter your age, a gorgeous smile can bring about self-confidence, improve your social or intimate life, and even help you get a promotion. Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you, so make that first impression a good one. Plus, straighter teeth are easier to clean, meaning that your oral health should improve.

Can veneers be combined with other cosmetic dentistry services?

Yes. Many patients choose veneers because of their versatility and the fact that they can correct a multitude of smile imperfections. However, veneers can certainly be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry services as part of your customized smile makeover. Often, patients will undergo professional teeth whitening prior to the placement of a permanent veneer. That way, the veneer can be made as white as possible, while still blending in with the surrounding natural teeth.

Also, it is important to note that any current dental problems should be addressed before the placement of veneers. The reason is that it saves money in the long run by not having to repeat treatments, and could help make your cosmetic dentistry last longer.

What do veneers look like?

Veneers are crafted from high-quality dental materials. Since veneers are ultra-thin, they will blend in with your smile and look completely natural. You will not even be able to notice that they are on your teeth. If you choose to have one or two teeth treated with veneers, we can customize the color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Or, we can choose a whiter shade if you wish to permanently whiten all of your teeth.

How long does it take to get veneers?

That depends on which type of veneers you choose. At Inspire Dental of Summerlin, we offer the following types of veneers:

Porcelain veneers take about two weeks to achieve the final results. We first take impressions of your mouth and then prepare the tooth (or teeth). Next, we send the impressions to our trusted dental lab where your veneers are custom-designed. We then make temporary veneers to place over your teeth while the lab fabricates your permanent veneers. It will take about two weeks for the veneers to arrive at our office in which you will return to have them permanently installed.

Composite veneers can be completed in one day since there is no need for a dental lab. For this process, Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Dr. Wilson uses a composite material to bond to your teeth, shaping and designing each tooth to look completely natural. The material can be selected to match your existing teeth, or we can choose a lighter shade to give the appearance of whiter teeth.

How much do veneers cost?

The cost of veneers varies for each patient, depending on the materials used and the number of veneers that are needed. During your consultation with Dr. Wilson, he will ensure that treatment costs are discussed.

Worried that the cost of veneers may not be within your budget? Rest at ease knowing that at Inspire Dental of Summerlin, we offer a variety of payment options, including third party financing that fits into almost every household budget. Our office staff can discuss these payment options with you in more detail during your initial consultation.

What are the benefits of veneers versus other cosmetic dentistry services?

Veneers are versatile, and can completely cover imperfections in your teeth all at once, instead of receiving individual treatments for each issue. This saves you money, and time spent in the dental chair. The most important benefit of choosing veneers is that the results will leave you with a gorgeous new smile that makes you proud and confident.

Veneers in Summerlin

To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office by calling (702) 331-4700 to schedule a consultation.

Inspire Dental of Summerlin welcomes patients of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.