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Get Educated On Veneers Teeth Pros And Cons

Are you interested in dental veneers? Changing the appearance of your smile is a big decision! Before you decide which dental option is right for you, you should learn about the different types of veneer teeth, pros and cons, and everything in between.

Keep reading to find what's right for you and your smile. 

Traditional Veneers

Traditional veneers are created in a dentist office. These tooth veneers are a small tooth-shaped cover that go on top of your natural teeth. These veneers are made of either porcelain or a composite resin. 

Pros

Function

Traditional veneers can really beautify your smile. They can fix a number of issues including chipped, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers last comparably long (around 10 years) before needing replacement. 

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Many people have found teeth veneers to be a great solution to cosmetic issues they have with their smile. The method has been used by dentists for many years. 

Cons

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Cost

Traditional veneers are costly. The cheapest traditional veneers are $1,000 per tooth, but can cost much more. This is especially problematic for patients with major dental issues and need quite a few teeth fixed. 

Veneers are generally not covered by dental insurance since it is a cosmetic procedure. There will also be an additional charge for each dental visit not to mention the amount of time you'll be off work. Traditional veneers are anything but affordable veneers.

Durability

Even though they are incredibly expensive, traditional veneers don't last forever. Even with proper dental hygiene, you'll have to replace most traditional veneers every 5-10 years. 

Invasive and Irreversible

Traditional veneers are an invasive procedure that is irreversible. A dentist must remove .55 mm of tooth enamel before attaching the veneer. The irreversible nature of this procedure is something to keep in mind before deciding to have it done. 

Even Colgate says there are more Cons than Pros, when it comes to traditional veneers.

Press-On Veneers

Press-on veneers, on the other hand, are a more modern dental solution. These veneers are typically a full arch of teeth that snaps into place over existing teeth, instead of a cover on an individual tooth. Custom-made just for you, these modern affordable veneers are made from a thin but durable resin. 

The process to complete these veneers is quite easy and only requires a simple tooth impression along with photos of the existing smile. 

Pros

Accessibility

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You can order Press-On Veneers directly from Brighter Image Lab instead of going through a dentist.  You simply send your dental impression through the mail and upload photos of your smile. Press-On Veneers are uniquely accessible. While many dentists do offer similar solutions, the Original Press-On Veneers are only available lab direct.

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Cost

Press-On Veneers are much cheaper than traditional veneers and there are no expensive dentist office charges. 

Non-Invasive and Irreversible 

Press-On Veneers are so thin that enamel removal is unnecessary. This makes the process reversible and clients can have other procedures done in the future. Press-on veneers can be a cosmetic fix for several years before having another procedure done. 

Cons

Scam Companies

Some companies offer a low-quality version of what they claim are dental veneers. Many unsatisfied customers take to social media and review sites to complain about the fit or appearance of these products.

Many companies have advertised new dental options. Often, it is difficult to determine which are legitimate. Some companies to be wary of are Instasmile, TruSmile Veneers, and many cheap knockoffs found advertising on social media. 

Actual Instasmile Client

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Brighter Image Lab is a reputable company that has been offering lab direct smile solutions for over 20 years.

Thickness

Press-On Veneers add bulk to the existing smile because there is no enamel removal. People are bothered by this addition both due to discomfort and cosmetic preference, but this discomfort usually subsides with continued use. 

Atypical Dental Option

When done lab direct, Press-On Veneers have no oversight from a dentist. Some people prefer the traditional dentist experience and are uncomfortable with any dental option that doesn't include a dentist. 

Final Thoughts About Veneers Teeth Pros and Cons

There are plenty of reasons someone might choose each of the different types of dental veneers. The most important thing is finding what is right for your smile, and your budget. Hopefully this article has educated you on veneers teeth pros and cons to help you make your decision. 

Are you leaning toward traditional veneers or Press-On Veneers? Let us know in the comments! 

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Fear of the dentist, the struggle to find a trustworthy dental office, and the rise in dental cost are all prime examples of why many people avoid going to the dentist.

In 2014, the  American Dental Association claimed 52.3% of adults reported going to the dentist every 6 months. Only 15.4% claimed to have visited once a year, and 11.0% visit once every 2-3 years. Shockingly, 21.3% have not been to the dentist in over three years.

Dentist Salary in America

According to the United States Department of Labor, last year the annual median salary of a dentist was $156,240. How much of that salary do you think is justified?

Dental jobs are predicted to increase in the next few years by 19% overall. When you compare that rise in dental cost to the national average of 7% growth in employment, the figure surpasses expectation.

The average person's salary is roughly $63,688 per year, less than half of what a dentist brings home every year. Why is that?

Rise in Dental Cost

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For years dentists have claimed that routine check-ups are necessary to develop and maintain good oral hygiene. Check-ups are the most common reason for visiting a dentist. Other dental procedures like fillings, tooth extractions, crowns, root canals, and even gum disease are other common requests.

Studies show that roughly 47.2% of adults over the age of 30 suffer from untreated gum disease. Purchasing dental insurance is commonly held as a simple and very cost-effective solution for the average person, but the problem is, what does it cover?

Routine care such as x-rays and check-ups are usually covered. However, only 50%-80% of the cost to perform fillings and major procedures are covered. Pricing varies within the industry, practice, doctor, or even the opinion. The wide range of procedure costs leave dentists free to charge extensive amounts as they desire.

Botched Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is not recognized by the ADA or considered to be a specialty field. The recent rise of this pseudo-occupation gives new dental graduates immediate access to work in an industry with little to no oversight.

Roughly $35.2 billion is spent every year on cosmetic dentistry in the United States. Of that estimate, $10 billion accounts for redoing work previously done by another "cosmetic dentist". The advantage for a dentist is they can demand a more expensive dental cost for services they sell you.

Usually these "dental plans" are optional dental procedures at best, but are presented in a way that the patient feels they have no option but agree to them. This emotional selling is essentially dentistry by duress. Sadly, it is what keeps these dentists in business. 

At Brighter Image Lab, you can rise above the rise in dental cost by ordering Press-On Veneers from us! No dentist required ... everything's handled online, and more affordably than a dental office. Contact us today, to learn more.

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