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Porcelain Veneers – Wilton Manors, FL

Smile Makeovers in Just 2 Appointments

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!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

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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.

Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

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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.

What Can Veneers Correct?

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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.

What’s the Process for Porcelain Veneers?

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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.

How Can I Cover the Cost of Porcelain Veneers?

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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.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are one of the most effective methods of cosmetic dentistry, capable of producing absolutely incredible results. However, as you may know, they’re also one of the most expensive.

That said, if you’re a little bit apprehensive about paying for your dental care, you’ll be happy to learn that veneers don’t have to break the bank.

Here’s what you should know about effectively budgeting for this treatment, and for cosmetic dentistry in general.

Balancing Cost and Cosmetic Dentistry

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If you’re intimidated by the cost of veneers, it’s worth pointing out first and foremost that there are a variety of treatments out there that can make a massive difference in how your smile looks. If you’re on a budget, direct bonding can be used to cover up chips and cracks. Teeth whitening is also on the more inexpensive side and is capable of brightening your teeth by up to eight shades.

If you’re unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, you may want to invest in Invisalign in order to straighten them. This treatment is on the pricier side but may be cheaper than a full set of veneers in some circumstances.

However, veneers have the unique distinction of being able to do each of these things with a single treatment. They can repair, whiten, and align your teeth within as little as two appointments.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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As you might know, veneers and other varieties of cosmetic dentistry aren’t going to be covered by insurance. This means that you may have to pursue other options in order to make the care affordable.

For one, we have an in-house membership plan that gives you a 15% discount on many of the services you receive from us, in addition to a lot of preventive care you’ll receive for free. This makes both the treatment itself and the veneer’s upkeep considerably cheaper.

You might also want to pursue financing services. We work often with CareCredit, a firm that offers low-to-no interest financing terms to patients who qualify. If you’re interested in this or any other method of paying for your dental care, give us a call and we’ll discuss them with you.

Veneers FAQs

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A picture-perfect smile is within your reach with veneers in Wilton Manor. They are a big investment, and it's normal to have several questions before you're ready to commit to them. Your cosmetic dentist at Island City Dental will explain everything during your consultation for veneers . In the meantime, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are meant to serve as a long-term solution, but they won't last forever. Eventually, veneers need to be replaced. Applying them to your teeth requires a small amount of enamel to be removed. Although it doesn't harm their health or integrity, they will always need to be covered by restorations because your enamel won't grow back. Thankfully, you won't have to worry about replacements often because veneers can last for years with the right care, like brushing and flossing.


How Many Veneers Will I Need?

It's possible to apply a veneer to a single tooth to improve its color, size, and shape. However, the goal of the procedure is to improve your entire smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Wilton Manor will recommend bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling. Every mouth and situation differs. Some patients may need 4 to 6, while others can require 8 or more veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will explain how many you'll need after examining your mouth and learning more about your goals.


What Do Veneers Feel Like?

Veneers are thinner than ever, so you won't have to worry about them feeling bulky or heavy on your teeth. Etching the surfaces of your teeth allows them to sit flush, so you won't feel any ridges or ledges when running your tongue over them. Although it may take a few days to get used to your new smile, you'll soon forget they aren't part of your real teeth.


Can I Use My Dental Insurance to Pay for Veneers?

Most dental insurances classify veneers as elective, so it's unlikely they will cover the cost unless you need replacements. However, you may use your benefits to offset the cost of certain aspects of your treatment plan, like your consultation or preliminary treatments. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable coverage to lower the amount you’ll pay out-of-pocket. They will also review your payment options for any remaining balance, like monthly installments through a third-party financing company. We will help you find the solutions you need to keep the smile of your dreams affordable.


How Long Do Veneers Last?

The average lifespan of veneers is about 10 years, but it's not unusual for them to last for much longer with good oral hygiene and regular care from a dentist. You can get the most from your investment by breaking any bad habits, like smoking, chewing on your fingernails, or using your teeth in place of tools. Don't forget to wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports to safeguard your investment.


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