You might be wondering “what are veneers?“. Veneers offer the ability to create a perfect smile without the need for advanced and potentially expensive dental work. They are normally produced using porcelain or ceramic and fit over your teeth to fix issues such as unevenness or discoloration. Veneers are a great choice for many people who want to enhance their smile and gain the confidence to “show some teeth” whether for photos or just everyday life. But before you decide that veneers are for you, there are five things you should know:
- Types of Veneers
Not all veneers are alike – you have the option to choose between either permanent or temporary veneers, and both have different advantages and disadvantages:
- Porcelain. Super strong and built to last, porcelain veneers aren’t prone to staining and have a more natural look.
- Resin-Based. Less expensive than porcelain, resin-based veneers are easy to repair and won’t require as many dentist visits.
- Snap-On. No dentist required! Snap on veneers can be fitted in the comfort of your home and taken out when you don’t wish to wear them. This means you can save them for special occasions when you really want to make an impact with your smile.
2. Cost of Veneers
Price is a major concern for many, and the cost of veneers can be a bit intimidating at first. It’s important to remember that choosing permanent veneers means investing in a smile that will last you anywhere from 10 to 15 to 20 years. Luckily, snap on veneers offer a much more attractive price point, so you always have options! Porcelain veneers typically cost between $1,000 to $2,500 per tooth, whereas laminate options are considerably less at a range of $324 to $1,700 per tooth. Snap on veneers are in their own cost category and provide a much more affordable way to enhance your smile, at as low as $570 for a full set – top and bottom!
3. Procedure to Fit Veneers
The cost of veneers depends on the procedure involved to fit them properly. While permanent veneers require a cosmetic dentist to fit them over a series of separate visits, snap on veneers don’t require a dentist at all. When determining which solution is best for you, consider how the procedure will impact your decision:
- Permanent Veneers. Dentist consultation, grinding tools to prepare your teeth and make them rough, dental cement, lengthy procedure. Fitting permanent veneers is a painful process, and you’d need an anesthetic to get through it.
- Snap On Veneers. Completely different from permanent – an impression kit is sent to your home where you’ll spend about five minutes biting into them before sending them back to us. Within two weeks, we’ll ship your finished veneers and you can snap them on just like a retainer!
4. Proper Care for Veneers
With permanent veneers, it’s important not to chew hard foods as it can damage the porcelain or laminate. You can eat with them, but you should exercise care when eating certain foods. Snap on veneers should be cleaned on occasion and taken out when eating tough foods such as steak.
In order to keep your veneers in pristine condition for the years ahead, you should keep them as clean as you would your natural teeth. In fact, permanent veneers should be treated the same as your natural teeth, as they are bonded and designed to last for 10-15 years or more. Snap on veneers should always be protected, so if they aren’t in your mouth, you should keep them in a safe container to avoid any damage.
Enhance Your Smile With Shiny Smile Veneers
Shiny Smile Veneers is your trusted supplier of permanent and snap on veneers and we are ready to help your smile shine bright! Our team will help you achieve the smile you want at a cost that fits your budget. Order your new veneers online today! Be sure to check out our FAQ page for the most commonly asked questions about our veneers.