To improve the appearance of your teeth, consider dental veneers from Olive & Palm Dental. These porcelain shells are custom-designed by our cosmetic dentist to fit onto the front of the teeth, improving the look of a smile while still appearing natural. At Olive & Palm Dental, we combine our clinical expertise with one of the best dental labs in the country to create the best cosmetic results possible for our patients.

Unlike dental crowns (another dental procedure that can be used to change the appearance of a smile), which completely cover a tooth, cosmetic veneers are bonded to cover only the front of a patient’s teeth. They are typically used to restore a smile’s appearance by concealing minor flaws. They are a popular option in cosmetic dentistry because of their affordability, versatility, and simplicity. Some of the most common issues that cosmetic veneers near you are used to treat are:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Deformed teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Uneven teeth, or gaps
  • Teeth alignment issues

A local anesthetic is needed to have veneers placed. The teeth will first be prepared by having a small amount of enamel removed. This creates room for the veneers to fit. An impression will then be taken of the teeth and sent to a dental laboratory, where the veneers will be created. While waiting for the veneers to come back, temporary veneers will be placed on the treated teeth. It usually takes two to four weeks for the veneers to be completed. During a second appointment, the permanent veneers will be placed on the teeth to check for the fit before they are permanently bonded. To complete the procedure, the treated teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched, and the veneers will be bonded using special cement. A special light beam is also used to harden the cement. Excess cement will be removed, and the fit will be checked at the end of the treatment.

Once veneers have been bonded to teeth, they are virtually unnoticeable. An added benefit to veneers is that they are stain-resistant and durable, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration in them for years.

If you are wondering, “Are veneers worth it?” or “How much do veneers cost with insurance?”, contact our cosmetic dentistry for more information, or to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers. Book an appointment with your dentist at Olive & Palm Dental today.

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