How Cosmetic Veneers Work

The cosmetic veneers procedure all starts with a smile design consultation. We’ll discuss what you’d like your end results to look like by going over the adjustments to tooth length, width, and color. After we’ve created your treatment plan, we’ll prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel so that the veneers will be able to fit well and look natural. Once we’ve received your custom veneers from the lab, we’ll bond them to your teeth. You can think of it as attaching a thin shell to the outside of your tooth.

What are some of the benefits of having veneers?

  • Porcelain veneers benefit your smile cosmetically by fixing teeth that have been damaged by cracks, chips, or that are uneven in length.
  • They can close any gaps in your teeth, possibly eliminating the need for braces.
  • Teeth that are too short or long in relation to the rest of the mouth can be brought into balance.
  • Studies have shown that using porcelain veneers will strengthen your teeth by 95%.

How much time does it take from start to finish?

Typically porcelain veneers can be completed within two visits, one to two weeks apart. The first visit includes a consultation where your personalized dental plan is formed based on your smile goals. Then your teeth are shaped and prepared for your porcelain veneers. After shaping your teeth an impression will be taken and temporary veneers are put on.

At your second visit, we will be permanently placing your lab created veneers to your teeth. Before the veneers are bonded, you’ll have an opportunity to have adjustments made to the color or shape of the veneers. Once your veneers are bonded they are permanently affixed.

Is the process reversible?

Because a very thin layer of tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the thickness of the porcelain veneer, the process the process is generally irreversible.

Cost of Veneers

The cost of veneers mainly depends on the material your veneers are made of (like porcelain vs. composite) and how many teeth are being treated. After you come in for your consultation and we see what exactly is necessary to create your dream smile, we can give you a price estimate. We’re committed to caring for the Hamburg, West Seneca, and Orchard Park communities, and will work with you to make your new smile attainable.

We know that money is a major consideration when deciding whether to move forward with a smile makeover. While we believe the benefits of a beautiful smile are priceless, that doesn’t change the fact that veneers are a financial investment. At McKinley Crossing Dental, we want to help make veneers more affordable for Hamburg, West Seneca, and Orchard Park with flexible payment options. You can finance your treatment using CareCredit®’s no-interest and low-interest plans, and you can also join our in-house savings plan to get a 25% discount on our services.

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