Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and it’s no wonder why. By simply covering flawed teeth, you can have a perfect smile after only two appointments with Dr. Smith or Dr. Yap. Where there used to be chips, cracks, and fractures, you can now have white, well-formed and perfectly straight teeth. Call to schedule a consultation so we can show you how porcelain veneers can make all the difference in your smile!
Like all veneers, these are coverings designed to improve the appearance of the hidden surface underneath. They are made of fine dental porcelain, and each one is individually crafted to fit a specific tooth. Once they are adhesively bonded to your teeth, you can look forward to having an attractive smile for many years.
Chances are the answer to that question is yes. But as happens before any cosmetic treatment, the dentist will need to conduct an oral exam first to ensure your overall oral health before placing veneers. Tooth decay or gum disease will need to be taken care of before we can start creating your new smile with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are often suggested for moderate cosmetic concerns, such as chipped, slightly cracked or broken teeth. Other cosmetic flaws that veneers can conceal include teeth that are misshaped or too small, as well as teeth that have gaps between them.
Although the process is rather straightforward, Dr. Smith and Dr. Yam take great care in getting the details just right. First, you and the dentist will talk about how you’d like to see your smile change. Then, we’ll take X-rays, photographs, and measurements of your mouth. Along with your personal preferences, these will help guide the dentist as he creates your new smile.
At the next appointment, your teeth will be prepped. A slim layer of tooth enamel is removed to make room for the veneers. We’ll give you a set of provisional veneers to protect your prepared teeth while the permanent ones are handcrafted in the dental lab. In a couple of weeks, you’ll return to Island City Dental to have your new teeth bonded into place.
In most cases, dental insurance does not pay for cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers. However, we accept third party financing through CareCredit, Lending Club and GreenSky.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that allows you to cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry. Special financing options to accommodate your budget are available.
LendingClub offers longer term lending. Your credit rating will be the basis for determining the loan’s interest rate, which is set once you complete an online application.
Green Sky is a loan program that offers attractive financing for everything from porcelain veneers to home improvements.