Dental laminating also known as veneers are literally covers for damaged or injured teeth. They act as a shell over the existing tooth to fill in any gaps, smooth the surface of the tooth, and even straighten uneven tooth alignment.
Patients opting for dental veneers obtain a number of benefits. Not only are veneers aesthetically pleasing, but dental veneers protect damaged tooth surfaces. Veneers can protect patients from more invasive dental care procedures. Patients with poor dental alignment, gaps in their teeth, or severely yellowed teeth may benefit from increased self-confidence and self-esteem following dental veneer application.
Dental veneers are applied in the dentist office, normally over a six-week period of time. Each visit may take up to a few hours in order to examine and prepare the teeth for the application of the veneers. In some cases, if patients are nervous or anxious about the procedure, they may opt for some type of sedation therapy.
The cost of dental veneers depends on a number of factors, including dental fees, the type of veneer chosen, location, and materials used to create the veneers. The number of teeth being covered will also affect costs.