Important Things To Know Before Asking Your Dentist About Veneers

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Are your teeth yellow or otherwise discolored? Have you tried bleaching or whitening your teeth, but haven't gotten the results that you want? Having veneers applied may be the solution that you've been looking for. Before talking to your dentist about veneers, here are some things to consider:

Veneers are usually not reversible: Like many dental treatments, such as a tooth pulling, having veneers added is not a reversible process. With traditional veneers, a small amount of your natural tooth enamel is removed during installation, in order to allow the veneers to bond to your teeth. Once you have them added, you will need to care for them as if they were your normal teeth. However, you should also remember that while you cannot simply opt to remove your veneers and have your old teeth back, the veneers can still be damaged by use. Extremely sticky foods, such as a caramel apple, could cause your veneers to become loose or may even pull your veneers off. Opening things with your teeth and hard foods that could damage your original teeth could also cause damage to your new veneers. Your dentist can provide you with a comprehensive list of the types of foods that you should avoid with your new veneers.

Veneers are practically invisible: If you care for your veneers properly, nobody will have to know that they're not your real teeth. Unlike dentures, you won't have to worry about your veneers falling out at an inopportune time. And unlike metal crowns, veneers will look exactly like your teeth. Having natural looking teeth means that you can smile with confidence, without worrying whether or not people can tell that they're not looking at your natural teeth.

Veneers may not be covered by insurance: Unfortunately, cosmetic dentistry may not be covered by your dental insurance. Before making plans to have veneers added to your mouth, check with your insurance company to find out if all or part of the cost will be covered. If veneers aren't covered by your insurance, ask your dentist if he or she has any finance plans available. While some dentists may want payment in full, other dentists may be willing to allow you to make payments over the course of several months. Being able to make payments may make veneers a more affordable option for you.

Although veneers are a good option for many people, they're not right for everyone. Your dentist will be able to tell you whether your teeth are suitable candidates for veneers or whether there might be better options for you. For more information, visit


20 July 2015