Very few people are born with naturally perfect teeth. As you get older, stains become more prevalent and the brightness of your teeth decreases. You may have gaps, a crooked tooth or possibly even a chipped tooth. With porcelain veneers, you can have a perfect smile that nobody will ever guess you weren't born with.
What Are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are like permanent masks for your teeth. Tiny chips of porcelain are cut and shaped and then attached to the front surface of your tooth with an adhesive. Your original tooth is not damaged in any way. Porcelain veneers are the perfect in-between fix, as they are best suited for teeth that have more than just a simple chip, but yet do not need to be completely covered.
Advantages There are several advantages to porcelain veneers. Some of them are:
- Corrects a crooked tooth
- Fills in gaps between teeth
- Hides chips
- Can be used to reshape teeth
- Returns the bright white color to stained teeth
- The porcelain is stain-resistant so it will stay white
- Gum tissue isn't adversely affected
- Porcelain resembles the texture of natural teeth
- Stronger than crowns
- Doesn't damage the original tooth
Average Cost of Porcelain Veneers Like other procedures, the area you live in determines the final cost of porcelain veneers. On average, you are looking at anywhere between 500 and 1300 dollars for each tooth. A lot of the cost is determined by how much work needs to be done.
Alternatives Porcelain veneers find the middle point between the two alternatives. Crowns can be used when a tooth is severely damaged. For teeth that only require a little work, such as a small chip, bonding can be used. The choice that you opt for is most often determined by exactly what you want done and how much work it will take to achieve that resolution.
You can schedule an appointment with Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines to get the smile you have always wanted.