One of the quickest and easiest ways to instantly and easily improve your smile and overall appearance is with porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of enamel-like porcelain, handcrafted by our master dental ceramists and then permanently bonded to the front of the teeth.
Porcelain is just as strong, if not stronger, than your natural enamel. Like bonded veneers, porcelain veneers are a quick and easy way to improve your smile. Thankfully at Total Care Dental, we repair smiles using porcelain veneers at our Madison dental office. Take the first step to a new smile by scheduling a consultation.
6 Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Many people are embarrassed by the imperfections of their teeth and choose to hide their smiles. At Total Care Dental, we want to give you a bright and beautiful smile you’ll want to share. Porcelain veneers are designed to resemble natural enamel, remain a bright white color and resist stains. These veneers are also less prone to chipping and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Advantages of porcelain dental veneers:
Natural tooth appearance
Easy on gum tissue
More stain-resistant than bonded veneers
Make dark teeth look whiter
Change tooth shape without extensive shaping work
Long-lasting (up to 15 or more years with proper care)
Veneers are ideal for people who want to significantly change the shape and appearance of their teeth without using crowns. Porcelain veneers not only create beautiful, bright smiles but also protect damaged teeth. These veneers may additionally prevent the need for more extensive dental procedures.
To be considered as a candidate for porcelain veneers, a client must meet certain dental health requirements:
Good overall oral health
Committed to proper oral hygiene
Have a sufficient amount of healthy, natural enamel
Although porcelain veneers are more costly than bonded veneers, they are a worthwhile investment. With proper care and design, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years or longer. Total Dental Care offers a variety of payment options and accepts most major dental insurance plans. Our offices offer a 5% discount to patients with no dental insurance for services over $300, when paid in full before any treatment.
Porcelain Veneers Customized for Your Ideal Smile
Porcelain veneers are usually cosmetic and can correct a variety of aesthetic concerns. However, they can also fix dental problems by making it easier to chew or talk. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, talk to your dentist to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Veneers can correct teeth which are:
Too small or too large
Crooked, uneven, or misaligned
Discolored, stained, or dull
Broken, chipped, or cracked
Gapped or abnormally spaced
Veneers: A Tooth Whitening Alternative
Porcelain veneers are one way to whiten teeth that have been discolored by smoking, medications or tetracycline antibiotics. While we offer two-hour teeth whitening procedures, deep discoloration may not be treatable. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not be able to safely receive traditional whitening treatment without encountering pain. Applying veneers is a safe way to whiten your sensitive teeth.
Total Care Dental partners with the highest quality labs in the country for all our cosmetic dentistry supplies, ensuring you receive the best veneers. The procedure for applying porcelain veneers is simple:
Preliminary appointment: Your dentist takes X-rays or performs a physical examination to discuss what you would like to achieve.
Putting on veneers requires the removal of the top layer of your enamel (only about half a millimeter).
An impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a lab, where porcelain veneers are custom designed. This impression provides accurate and precise measurements of your teeth, ensuring the veneers will fit properly. It takes a week or two to prepare the veneers.
Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and lightly buffed, allowing the thicker veneers to fit comfortably.
The veneers and adhesive will be bonded to your teeth with a special cement hardened by a UV light.
This simple procedure requires little to no anesthesia and can be done in a single appointment. New veneers require the same oral hygiene routine as your regular teeth: brushing twice a day and daily flossing. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled a few weeks later to make sure the veneers are properly placed and attached. You’ll leave our office with a brand new smile and renewed confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
TCD Madison is equipped with the tools, technology and experienced staff to help you achieve a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers. You won't find another dental clinic that treats you with the utmost care. We consider every aspect of your smile when creating your veneers, from the way you talk to the shape of your face.
Porcelain veneers can range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth. For the most accurate price estimate, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentists to discuss your needs and goals for the perfect smile.
The two main types of materials dentists use to make veneers are porcelain and composite resin. Composite veneers are the cost-effective, reversible option while porcelain veneers are a more permanent, longer-lasting solution.
Porcelain veneers are non-porous and more stain-resistant than bonded veneers. Although bonded veneers are more prone to staining, they are less expensive and easier to replace.
Reveal Your Beautiful Smile
We encourage you to take a tour of our Madison dentistry gallery to see how porcelain veneers not only create stunning smiles but also change lives. Our veneers offer incredibly lifelike results and instantly restore a patient’s confidence.
Whether you have an uneven smile, gaps between your teeth, discoloration or chips, porcelain veneers may be the answer to your problems. Gain new confidence with the smile of your dreams. Don’t hide your smile any longer, get it corrected with porcelain veneers from Total Dental Care.
Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.