Veneers – Minot, MD
We Can Give Your Smile a Complete Makeover
When someone takes out their phone to snap a picture, do you instinctively smile with your mouth closed? Do you automatically cover your mouth when you laugh in public? If you have imperfect teeth, these are common habits. Here at Souris Valley Dental Group, we believe everyone should be proud to show off their pearly whites. That’s why we offer a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry service called veneers. No matter what aesthetic flaws plague your smile, our skilled dentists can use veneers to give you the smile of your dreams in just two appointments.
Why Choose Souris Valley Dental Group for Veneers?
- Long-Lasting, Metal-Free Solution
- Correct Several Aesthetic Imperfections at Once
- See Your Smile First with Digital Imaging
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front-facing surfaces of your teeth. They act as little “masks” to conceal virtually any flaws you may have in your smile, such as:
- Chipped or cracked enamel
- Misshapen, short, or stubby teeth
- Stubborn stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatment
- Minor gaps between teeth
- Slightly rotated or crooked teeth
Benefits of Veneers
In addition to being versatile enough to give your teeth an effortlessly perfect appearance, veneers offer other advantages, including:
- Dental porcelain is not as porous as enamel, so your veneers won’t stain as easily as your natural teeth.
- Veneers are durable enough to withstand several years of daily wear and tear from chewing.
- They are able to reflect light in exactly the same way as enamel. Each veneer is also personalized to mimic the rest of your teeth. As a result, they’ll look like a perfectly natural part of your smile.
The Process of Getting Veneers
After your cosmetic dentist in Minot has determined that veneers are the best way to revamp your smile, the process takes just two quick visits to our office. During the first appointment, a thin sliver of enamel is removed from the teeth that will receive the veneers. This step ensures there is ample room in your mouth and the veneers won’t stick out. We then capture impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. A team of professional ceramists begins designing your veneers to our exact specifications. In the meantime, we can place temporary veneers to let you take your new and improved smile for a test drive.
A few weeks later, when the final veneers have arrived at our office, we’ll permanently cement them into place. In as little as two appointments, you can attain the perfect smile you deserve!
If you’re ready to achieve the confident smile you deserve, you might be a candidate for porcelain veneers in Minot; however, you might have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the procedure. There isn’t any reason to worry. Here are the answers to a few of the top questions that patients ask us about veneers.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers are not permanent because they will need to be replaced eventually. Unfortunately, they aren’t considered reversible either since a small amount of enamel will need to be etched to ensure your veneers sit flush on your teeth. Once your enamel is removed, it will not grow back if your veneers are taken off your teeth. As a result, your teeth will always need to be covered by restorations, like crowns or veneers.
Is there anything I can’t eat with veneers?
Although veneers are thinner than ever, they are very durable, so you’ll be able to enjoy many of your favorite foods after you’ve received your final restorations. While your temporary veneers are in place, your cosmetic dentist in Minot recommends skipping any hard foods, like raw fruits and vegetables or ice. You’ll also want to avoid any sticky foods that might pull your veneers off your teeth. Since your temporary restorations aren’t made of porcelain, they won’t be stain-resistant. We suggest limiting your consumption of darkly pigmented foods or drinks to prevent discoloration. After you return to our office to have your final veneers bonded to your teeth, you can resume your normal diet, but it’s a good idea to still avoid foods that are overly hard or sticky. If your teeth are sensitive after your treatment, stay away from foods and drinks that are hot or cold until your discomfort subsides. To preserve the longevity of your new smile, limit your alcohol consumption to ensure it doesn’t weaken the bonding material between your veneers and enamel.
How many veneers will I need?
It is possible to bond a veneer to a single tooth, such as to fix a chip, but we often recommend more than one. The overall goal of the treatment is to improve the appearance of your smile; therefore, you will likely need 6 to 8 veneers. Some patients may require as many as 10 or 12 to achieve the results they want. During your initial consultation, we’ll evaluate your smile and learn more about your goals to determine the number of veneers you’ll need.
Can dental insurance cover veneers?
Veneers are an elective procedure, so it’s rare for dental insurance to cover their cost, but there are some exceptions. If they are medically necessary, such as when replacing veneers, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the amount you need to pay. We’ll work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to maximize your benefits to lower your out-of-pocket cost. If there’s any remaining balance, we offer several solutions to keep your new smile affordable, like third-party financing.
Achieve Your Dream Smile Today!
Don’t let dental flaws hinder your confidence any longer. Souris Valley is a great place to get veneers done and fully transform your smile. Contact us today to schedule a veneers consultation with your dentist in Minot.