Porcelain Veneers - Waupun & Beaver Dam, WI
A Whiter, Brighter Smile
If you want a brighter smile, you’re not alone. Many people also realize that their smile could use a pick-me-up, but finding reputable dentists to provide cosmetic dental services can be hard. However, it is the first step toward a smile you can flash with confidence.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
If you have teeth that are chipped, discolored, unevenly spaced, or stained from years of drinking coffee or smoking, porcelain veneers may be the solution. Come in for a consultation. You’ll meet with one of our dentists who will examine you and make recommendations to your specific situation. If you have ideas about the exact changes that you’d like to see, this is your time to share them. After your situation is assessed, we’ll show you examples of the end results before any treatment is decided upon.
How Long Does it Take to Get Porcelain Veneers?
How long will it be before your teeth are part of a dazzling smile? The actual treatment usually involves only two visits. Of course, the number of pre-procedure appointments that work out all the details depends on the complexity of your situation and the changes you’re looking to make. Once the procedure is complete, one or two follow up visits for any adjustments or polishing, as well as reviewing instructions on how to care for your new smile, will also be necessary.
Dentistry of Wisconsin is Here to Help
If you want to significantly enhance your smile, contact us immediately to schedule a consultation. With dental offices in Waupun and Beaver Dam, WI, we also serve Columbus, WI and surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan the ideal smile makeover!
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Due to their incredible versatility and potential to last for quite some time, porcelain veneers are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. Even if you’ve already seen some people’s results of this treatment, you might still have a few concerns that must be addressed first. That’s why we’ve answered some frequently asked questions down below. If you have a question that we haven’t answered, just call Dentistry in Wisconsin and we’ll be more than happy to help!
How are veneers different from dental crowns?
Both veneers and dental crowns are made of dental porcelain, a durable yet lifelike tooth-colored material. The main difference is that a crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, while a veneer only conceals the front side. Generally, a crown provides restorative as well as cosmetic benefits, as it can protect a tooth from damage. However, it also requires more enamel removal than a veneer.
Your dentist can discuss the pros and cons of these treatments, as well as which option is better for you, during your consultation.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of veneers can vary greatly from patient to patient based on factors such as how many veneers you’re receiving and how much preparatory work is required beforehand. While many dental insurance carriers won’t cover veneers because they view them as a purely cosmetic procedure, that’s not always the case. Our team can look over your insurance plan to see whether you qualify for coverage. We can also help you apply for a low-to-no interest loan through CareCredit, which you can pay back in manageable monthly chunks. Lastly, we offer a 5% discount when you pay on the same day that your service is performed (whether with a credit card, a check, or cash).
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With the right aftercare and maintenance, veneers usually last between 10 and 20 years. It’s worth mentioning that while the veneer itself can’t get a cavity, the underlying tooth certainly can. In general, the healthier you keep your teeth, the longer your veneers will last.
How do I care for my veneers?
Here are some tips to prolong the lifespan of your veneers:
- Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing every morning and every night and flossing at least once daily.
- Visit us for a checkup and cleaning at regular intervals so that we can detect potential problems as early as possible.
- To prevent chipping your veneers, avoid chewing on hard objects like fingernails, pen caps, ice, and hard candies.
- Wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth while you’re asleep.
- Wear a mouthguard if you play sports.