Everyone who has ever attended a job interview has witnessed the importance of first impressions. For better or for worse, we make an impression with everything we say and even more with what we don’t say. As we age, we become even more aware of malocclusion as crooked teeth and broken teeth begin to interfere with critical aspects of our lives. If you suffer from crooked teeth, you know the effects can be devastating and long lasting, even more so as a young adult. Social stigma related to a bad dental condition takes a sharper and more devastating turn as the appearance of your teeth begins to dictate what jobs you will get and impacts your ability to date.
For this reason, many people begin to look at porcelain veneers for crooked teeth. Often, people dive right in without fully evaluating the process. Far more than just “up front costs,” getting porcelain or composite veneers is a long-term commitment. Asking “how do dental veneers work” is the first best step to learning if Lumineers and veneers are the right choice for you. You will find out that some people may suffer from conditions such as severe discoloration, protruding teeth, or crowding that might require grinding and reduction to attain the desired effect. Depending upon the condition of your teeth and the result that you hope to get, the cost for porcelain veneers can run into the tens of thousands.
According to the ADA, composite resin veneers are made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth. At $250.00 to $350.00 per tooth, the composite resin veneers cost seems like a more affordable option of all of the dental veneer prices. However, when you ask your dentist how long do composite resin veneers last, you’ll find that they last between four and eight years and require what is referred to as “maintenance.” Maintenance means two teeth cleanings and checkups a year and paying out of pocket when the composite resin veneers chip. Which they do. Less strong than porcelain veneers, the composite veneers are not as resistant to daily wear and tear. If you have habitual grinding or clenching of your teeth, this can easily break dental veneers and send you back to the dentist for repair or replacement.
Before you commit to a process that cannot be undone and veneers that may chip and come loose over time, call Laurie Hall to ask about a dental snap on smile that doesn’t make you commit to grinding your teeth down. Visit Brighter Image Lab at www.pressonveneers.com to view online veneers removable and with no dentist visit. With clients from Sydney, Australia to Georgia and the UK, we have helped thousands of people who want to change their smile without fixing their teeth. We understand that everyone wants be seen for who they are, not for their challenged smiles, and we help you achieve that while you figure out what’s the best choice for you.