Dental veneers are an excellent option, if you're looking to improve your smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment due to their effectiveness and simplicity.
Dental Veneers in Wichita, KS
Dental veneers are an ideal solution if you have crowding problems, chipped, worn down, or stained teeth. Placed on the front surface of your teeth, these thin shells improve the appearance of your teeth and hide any flaws. The shade can be matched to your natural tooth color, and the application process is generally painless. Veneers are strong and long-lasting, with repairs or replacements only necessary after several years.
At Humlicek Family Dental, we strive to provide you with the best results possible when it comes to dental veneers. That’s why we will take the time to create a custom-designed set of veneers for you based on your individual needs and wants. To get the most accurate results, we will need to schedule two appointments with you. The first appointment will be to take scans of your teeth and the second will involve the application and adjustment of the veneers.
Dr. Ashley Humlicek provides dental veneers in Wichita, KS. Call our office or schedule your veneers consultation online today, using the link below.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells that are attached to the front of teeth. Some teeth may need to be reduced in size by removing some enamel in order to get a correct fit. With veneers, any visible flaws can be concealed, the alignment of the teeth can be adjusted, and the teeth can be made to look thicker to bridge gaps. The application process is simply and efficient. The teeth must first be prepared and then the veneers are firmly held in place using a dental adhesive.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
The two main types of dental veneers are: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
How much do dental veneers cost?
Veneers are typically not covered by insurance as they are considered a cosmetic procedure. The cost of veneers may vary depending on a patients needs and wants. Generally, traditional dental veneers cost around $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while no-prep dental veneers usually range from $800 to $2000 per tooth.
Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?
Dental veneers and dental crowns are both used for cosmetic purposes—to resolve chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth. The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface where veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm) and the price for each is similar. Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth where veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.
Veneers and crowns are both a great solution for patients looking to get a white, straight smile that looks and feels natural. If you’re interested but unsure which option is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
More Questions About Dental Veneers?
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