Have you ever been watching a movie or TV show, seen an actor’s smile, and thought, “How are their teeth THAT perfect?” If so, you were likely looking at porcelain veneers. The secret behind many of Hollywood’s most gorgeous smiles, you can now get the same treatment right here in Fargo at Cornerstone Dental. Whether you have noticeable stains, chips, cracks, or gaps, veneers can make them all disappear behind a flawlessly white grin, often in just two easy appointments.
The porcelain veneers procedure involves placing extremely thin ceramic shells over the front of the teeth that are designed to look like perfectly healthy enamel. They are made in a dental lab in accordance with a patient’s preferences, and they are bonded into place using dental cement. It’s basically like putting a mask on your teeth, and they enable Dr. Goodwill and Dr. Majidian to completely transform the smile with a single treatment. With them, they can literally change the shape, size, and color of a patient’s teeth to whatever they want.
Porcelain veneers can take care of all of the following aesthetic issues at the same time:
The process to get porcelain veneers typically takes at least two appointments. At the first one, your dentist will ask you about your smile goals, quickly examine your teeth, and let you know what your treatment options are. If porcelain veneers treatment is one of them, they can then begin the process of creating your treatment. Your dentist will work with you to help you figure out what you want your final results to look like, and once everything is agreed upon, they’ll actually start making your veneers.
This will start with them removing a small amount of enamel (about the width of a contact lens) from your teeth to ensure that the veneers lay flat. They’ll then take an impression of your teeth, and this will be sent to a dental lab to fabricate your veneers. While they are being made, you’ll be fitted with a temporary set of veneers so you can “test drive” your new smile.
A week or so later, you’ll return to Cornerstone Dental where your dentist will remove your temporaries and bond your final veneers to your teeth. They’ll check the fit, your bite, and make any minor adjustments as needed. Once this is complete, you’re finished, and your new smile is ready for the world! In order to keep your veneers looking like new, you should maintain a consistent brushing and flossing routine at home as well as attend regular checkups. With the right care, a set of veneers can easily last for about 20 years.
When it comes to dental care, you typically get what you pay for. The cost of veneers in Fargo is often higher than that of other cosmetic dental treatments, but most of our patients do not regret investing in veneers. After all, if you truly want a smile that looks like it belongs on the red carpet, veneers are the best way to do that! However, it’s also important to consider all of your options, as well as their prices.
Your cosmetic dentist in Fargo offers all sorts of services that can each accomplish different things for your smile. As such, they each come with their own unique costs. We encourage you to explore your options, including:
Our team at Cornerstone Dental understands that sometimes, paying for dental care can be difficult. That’s why we offer ways of making veneers in Fargo affordable.
Most dental insurance providers will not cover cosmetic treatments like veneers, but our team can gladly look over your plan to see if there are any exceptions. We also partner with CareCredit and lending Club, two third-party financiers that have helped countless patients break up their treatment costs into affordable monthly payments. Even better, many of these plans have very low interest rates, or even no interest at all! Contact our team to learn more about your financing options.
Although you would love to have the smile of your dreams, it’s normal to be a bit apprehensive. There isn’t any reason to worry. Your dentist will explain everything you need to know about veneers in Fargo, so you can feel confident in the investment you are making. While you wait for your consultation, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions our patients ask us to help calm your nerves.
That is a tricky question because veneers aren’t considered permanent; however, the procedure also isn’t reversible. A small amount of enamel will need to be shaved off each tooth to ensure the veneers sit flush. Although this doesn’t harm the health or integrity of a tooth, your enamel will not regenerate. As a result, your teeth will always need to be covered, whether by crowns or veneers. While your new smile won’t last forever, modern veneers are more durable than before. It’s not uncommon for them to last for a decade or longer with the proper care, like maintaining your oral hygiene at home.
A veneer covers the front surface of a tooth; however, the overall goal of the procedure is to improve the entire smile. While a veneer can be applied to a single tooth to hide a chip or discoloration, your cosmetic dentist in Fargo will recommend more than one. Every smile is unique, so there isn’t a specific amount needed for each patient. Some people only need 6 to 8 while other cases may require 10 to 12. Your cosmetic dentist will examine your smile and discuss your concerns to determine how many veneers you’ll need to achieve seamless, natural-looking results.
When veneers first appeared in the dental industry, you might have heard complaints about their bulkiness, but things have changed quite a bit over the years. Since veneers are commonly made of porcelain, they are thinner than ever for a smooth, comfortable fit. Etching your enamel before they are bonded to your teeth will ensure there aren’t any ridges or lips that might irritate your soft tissues. Although it may take a couple of days to get used to your new teeth, in no time at all, you’ll forget your veneers aren’t a natural part of your smile.
It’s very rare for dental insurance to cover veneers because the procedure is elective, but it isn’t unheard of. There are certain instances when your dental insurance will pay a portion of the cost, such as if they are medically necessary. This situation can occur if you have failing veneers that need to be replaced. If applicable, we’ll work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your annual benefits. We’ll explain how your coverage is being used and if you owe a remaining balance. We offer several payment options for any out-of-pocket expense, including third-party financing.
If you are tired of feeling insecure about your appearance, take the first step to getting the smile of your dreams by calling your cosmetic dentists in Fargo. We will create a personalized treatment plan to resolve the flaws that cause you to hide your teeth. With porcelain veneers, you will make a true investment in your confidence. Contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation for a new smile.