Understanding the cost and advantages of porcelain dental veneers
Patients of Dr. Christopher Griffin in Greenwood, South Carolina, often ask about the process and advantages of cosmetic restorations. Dr. Griffin offers many cosmetic treatments to help patients achieve a beautiful and functional smile using quality materials and advanced technology. Treatment options include whitening, orthodontics, bonding, and veneers. When considering their options patients typically ask about the time and cost involved.
Patients who want drastic improvements may need several treatments. For example, they may need orthodontics to align their teeth and whitening to make them sparkle. However, with dental veneers patients can undergo one treatment that will mask several imperfections. Dental veneers are very thin strips of porcelain that are bonded to the visible teeth. They can be used to disguise imperfections such as staining, breaks, chips, or minor misalignment. The veneers are custom made to blend with existing teeth or to brighten a smile.
When considering veneers, patients often inquire about the cost. While each patient’s cost will depend on factors such as number of teeth that need to be addressed and applicable insurance coverage, in many cases veneers are the most affordable solution. Patients who are considering veneers are encouraged to visit Dr. Griffin for a consultation and accurate price quote.
If patients do opt for veneers, several appointments will be necessary. During the first visit, the teeth will be prepared for the veneers to be placed. This may include removing a very small amount of the tooth’s enamel to create a natural appearance. Next, impressions will be taken. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers are created. Once they’re ready, the veneers are bonded to the teeth and patients can enjoy an immediately improved smile.
If you want to improve your smile and your confidence with dental veneers, call Dr. Christopher Griffin today.