Achieve A Flawless Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Imperfections in your smile can cause you to be self-conscious and less confident in social settings. If you’re suffering from a cracked, crooked, gapped, or discolored smile, porcelain veneers may be for you.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that’s used to cover imperfections in your smile and provide you with a natural-looking smile. They’re customized to each patient to ensure they blend in seamlessly with the rest of their teeth.
Receiving Your Porcelain Veneers
Before you can receive your new smile, Dr. Martin will provide you with an initial consultation. During this appointment, he’ll take digital images of your teeth. Using these high-quality images, he’ll determine what color and shape each veneer needs to be.
Next, he’ll smooth your teeth and prepare them for your veneers. He may need to remove a small amount of enamel to ensure your veneer doesn’t stick out farther than the rest of your teeth.
Once your veneer is ready, Dr. Martin will place your veneer precisely over the prepared tooth. He’ll numb the area first to make sure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Lastly, he secures the veneer to your tooth using a special dental adhesive.
Who Is a Candidate for Veneers?
Do you ever get embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth or feel the need to smile or talk less around others? If so, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers will make you want to show off your teeth to everyone you meet due to their new stunning appearance.
Veneers will also improve your oral health. Since they eliminate gaps and even out your smile, it’ll be easier to clean between your teeth. Sparkling new teeth may also motivate you to maintain a better oral hygiene routine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
To ensure you feel no pain during the procedure, we’ll numb the areas affected by the veneers as well as offer you a form of sedation dentistry.
How long do veneers last?
While the longevity of your veneers depends on how well you care for them, they typically last from 10-20 years.
How many appointments does the entire procedure require?
The entire veneer process will take two to three appointments. Your first appointment is the consultation and Dr. Martin will either prepare your teeth for veneers during this appointment or have you come back for a second. During your second or third appointment, your dental veneers will be secured to your natural teeth.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The average cost of porcelain veneers ranges from $925-$2,500 depending on how many you’re receiving and what insurance plan you have.
Does dental insurance cover veneers?
Each dental insurance company is different. Your coverage depends on what plan you have and how many veneers you’re receiving. Contact us or your insurance company to see the exact coverage amounts.
What if my veneer falls off or is damaged?
If you experience any issues with your veneers, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to have them fixed.
How do I take care of my veneers?
You’ll care for your veneers in the same way you would your natural teeth, but make sure you use non-abrasive toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles so you’re veneers don’t become scratched.
Do veneers work for crooked teeth?
Veneers will cover crooked teeth and make them appear straight, but they won’t permanently straighten them.
Achieve Your Dream Smile in Champaign, IL
Do you want to achieve a smile as flawless as the actors’ on your favorite television show? Porcelain veneers will eliminate imperfections and leave you with a straighter, brighter smile.
Contact our friendly staff in Champaign, IL to find out if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us at (217) 355-9997 or fill our contact form to the right to get in touch with us.