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Veneers For Teeth— What Are My Options?

by Mohamed Shams
Veneers For Teeth— What Are My Options?

The first thing people notice about you is your smile. However, if your teeth are malformed, chipped, or considerably discolored, the chances are you'll be conscious of your smile. There are several ways to improve the appearance of your smile, but none is as effective as veneers. The shells enhance the aesthetics of your smile by covering teeth malformities, besides protecting the teeth surface from damage.

What are Veneers for Teeth?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin shells attached to the surface of your teeth to enhance their appearance. They often resemble the color of your teeth and permanently bind to the teeth. You can choose to get only one veneer to cover a chipped or broken tooth, but most people choose to get up to eight veneers to achieve an even and symmetrical appearance.

Typically, veneers restructure the front teeth and not the back teeth. After getting veneers, the tooth's natural enamel will get compromised. Thus, it's often said that there's no going back once you get veneers.

Types of Veneers for Teeth

Veneers are available in five different materials. These are:

1. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is arguably the most common material for dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are usually tooth-colored, and many prefer them for their versatility and ease of customization. They can last up to 15 years if well-placed, thanks to the ceramic construction that guarantees superior stain resistance.

Dental practitioners and patients alike prefer porcelain veneers because fitting them is minimally invasive. Thanks to their bio-compatibility, the veneers rarely harm the gum and surrounding soft tissues. Minimum preparation is required when placing the porcelain shells over the teeth. Nonetheless, it can take up to four weeks for porcelain veneers to be made. During this waiting period, patients usually get temporary snap-on veneers.

2. Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic veneers are made from bio-inert and bacteria-resistant materials such as zirconia. They are typically designed to custom-fit a specific patient and require minimum tooth preparation. These veneers provide a long-term aesthetic solution to chipped or malformed teeth since they usually get cemented onto the teeth's front surface.

Affixing ceramic veneers requires less preparation time because the veneers get synthesized and not milled. The underlying natural teeth also don't get contoured. Besides enhancing your smile, ceramic veneers can also reinforce the structural integrity of weakened or broken teeth.

3. Lumineers

Dental lumineers are made from porcelain. These ultra-thin (0.2 mm) and translucent veneers replicate the shape and color of the enamel. Despite being thin, they can last for over twenty years and do not require tooth recontouring or reduction. For this reason, they are faster to apply. The surface of lumineers is smooth and feels natural after getting bonded over your teeth.

On the flip side, lumineers have a higher chance of chipping, thanks to their ultra-thin construction. Moreover, since lumineers are translucent, they may not be effective at hiding significantly damaged or stained teeth.

4. Onlays

These veneers are primarily used for restoring posterior teeth. They're usually pre-molded outside the tooth before getting fitted in the outside and inner portions of the teeth, over the cusps. Dental onlays are excellent for correcting tooth corrosion and help to restore the affected part while leaving the rest of the tooth intact.

Onlays come in different materials, but ceramic, porcelain, and composite resin are preferred. Gold and silver onlays are also gaining popularity, and though not aesthetically pleasing, they're long-lasting and provide more bite force.

5. Snap-On Veneers

As the name suggests, these are removable veneers made from a flexible resin. Snap-on veneers primarily provide a temporary solution until permanent veneers get fabricated. Although snap-on veneers are convenient, they don't have the natural look of permanent veneers. If placed incorrectly, they can also harm the gum tissue. Therefore, it's best to get your snap-on veneers from reputable sellers who guarantee a custom fit.

How Much Do Veneers for Teeth Cost?

The cost of dental veneers varies depending on the type of material you choose and the number of veneers you want. Here's an overview of the costs per tooth:  

  • Composite Veneers: $250-$1,500.
  • Porcelain Veneers: $925-$2,500.
  • Onlays: $650-$1,200.
  • Lumineers: $800-$2,000.
  • Snap-On Veneers: $499.

How Can I Get TruSmile Veneers?

If you want an affordable cosmetic dental solution, look no further than TruSmile. Our custom-made snap-on veneers clip onto your teeth to instantly give you that killer smile you've been yearning for. We're committed to providing you with the ultimate makeover by delivering an affordable, instant, and pain-free smile solution.

Our ordering process is straightforward. First, check whether you qualify for our snap-on veneers. Our snap-on veneers may not suit you if you have severe gum recession of disease, loose teeth, loose fillings, or dental crowns. If you don't have any of these conditions, you can proceed to order our veneers. Here's how our ordering process works:

  • Head to our website's Shop section and click Order Online. We will send you a free impression kit and all the information you need to make impressions of your teeth from the comfort of your home,
  • When you receive the impression kit, make impressions of your teeth and send them back to use.
  • We will create custom-built snap-on veneers using the latest 3D technology. This ensures you get well-fitting and custom veneers that help to restore your smile. Afterward, we will ship the veneers to you for free.

When you order our snap-on veneers, you will receive them within a short amount of time so you get back that confident smile within the shortest time possible. Your TruSmile veneers get manufactured with unmatched attention to detail using high-grade German co-polyester. We understand how much you need that incredible smile, so we do our best to ensure you get it as soon as possible.

With TruSmile, those expensive, time-consuming, and painful dental visits to fix broken, stained, or missing teeth will be a thing of the past. Check out our reviews and the FAQs on our website and get inspired to experience the ultimate smile makeover. You can also call us through our direct line at +1 850-364-4800 to schedule the next available appointment with our team.