Veneers 101

Thinking of ways to beautify your smile? Veneers are a great customizable dental treatment for those who want to improve the way their teeth look. Here are some of the basics about cosmetic dental veneers, including how they work and what they can do for you, so you can decide if they may be the right choice for achieving your smile goals!

brown haired woman wearing a blue dress smiles after getting porcelain veneers

How Veneers Work

Veneers are essentially ultra-thin wafers of tooth-colored material that we apply to the outside of your teeth. To make sure your teeth don’t look bulky or unnatural with these extra shell casings, we have to remove a minimal amount of your tooth structure to make room for the veneers.

What Veneers Can Fix

Since veneers are placed over your teeth, there are so many possibilities for how to use them. For example, you can cover up a chipped tooth and serious staining, or you can even out the length of your teeth to become more uniform. You can also use veneers to fill in minor gaps between teeth. We like to say that we’re designing smiles with veneers, because we truly can work with you to create your perfect look.

How Much Veneers Cost

The price of veneers varies significantly depending on how many teeth you’re fixing as well as whether or not your insurance covers any of the procedure. Wherever you decide to get your veneers done, they should always provide you with a cost estimate after discussing your needs and treatment plan so you won’t end up with a surprise bill at the end of your treatment.

Interested in getting veneers for yourself? At Ashley Laird, DDS, we can provide beautiful porcelain veneers to get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of having. Contact our Tyler dental practice today to set up your cosmetic consultation!

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