Veneers – Edison, NJ
Conceal Multiple Dental Flaws in a Matter of Weeks
Between minor misalignment, noticeable chips, and pigmented stains, there are numerous reasons you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to undergo years of back-to-back treatments to address dental imperfections like these. On the contrary, you can conceal multiple flaws in a matter of weeks with veneers! To learn more about this smile-enhancing service, you can read on or give our Edison dental team a call to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics for Veneers?
- Prosthodontist with 20+ Years of Experience
- 5-Star Dental Office on Google
- Flexible Financing Available with CareCredit
What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments today, and for good reason! With these thin shells of porcelain (and other high-quality materials), Dr. Vrajesh Shah can improve the shade, shape, and size of your teeth. Most often, they are used to address minor misalignment, dental discoloration, noticeable chips, and misshapen teeth.
The Process of Getting Veneers
At your initial consultation, Dr. Shah will determine if veneers are the best treatment for you. If they are, then you will solidify the details of your treatment plan together, including the ideal shape and size of each veneer. Then, he will remove a sliver of enamel from each tooth that’s being treated and take impressions for the lab artisans who will craft your veneers. Typically, it takes about two to three weeks to make them, so we will adhere a temporary set to your teeth in the meantime.
Once your veneers arrive at our office, we will inspect them to ensure they are pristine. Then, we will schedule your next and final appointment. In addition to removing your temporary veneers and bonding your permanent ones in place, we will make any minor adjustments necessary. Then, the entire treatment process will be complete!
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are popular because:
- They address multiple dental imperfections simultaneously.
- The entire treatment process can be completed in two or three visits.
- They are easy to care for.
- They can last for 20+ years if you care for them properly.
- They can fix one imperfect tooth or completely transform your smile.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, don’t wait another day to schedule an appointment with us. Once your consultation is on the calendar, you’ll be a big step closer to a smile that you’re truly proud of!
Understanding the Cost of Veneers
Veneers look and feel unbelievably luxurious, which is part of what draws people to them. However, while people are thrilled to get a Hollywood smile, they aren’t the biggest fan of paying California prices.
We understand that, which is why we try to make paying for your veneers as easy and stress-free as possible. If you need a little bit of information to budget for this treatment, or any other cosmetic treatment, here’s what you should know.
Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?
Veneers are on the pricier end of what cosmetic dentistry has to offer—if you’re concerned about what they cost, it’s worth pointing out that there are probably options that are closer to your ideal price point.
On the cheaper side, there are dental bonding and teeth whitening. These are excellent if you have a single issue that you want to deal with, like a chip on your tooth or stubborn discoloration. They’re affordable and effective, but naturally a bit limited. Then there are clear aligners, which cost more but are capable of making sweeping changes to the alignment of your smile.
And finally there are veneers, which can do a bit of everything. By covering the tooth, they can change shape, color, and alignment of them. While they’re a bit pricey, the fact is that you’ll get what you paid for.
How to Make Veneers Affordable
Given that veneers are unlikely to be covered by dental insurance, you may have to pursue other options to make veneers fit your budget.
If you would like to break the cost of care into more affordable monthly payments, we often work with CareCredit. It’s a financing firm that can be used to split the cost of care up across several months, making it a much more affordable option for patients who are uncertain if they can pay a lump sum.
Veneers are an extensive, powerful treatment that can completely change the look and feel of your smile. That should be an exciting prospect but is also naturally means that patients want to know as much as possible about veneers before diving into the treatment.
If you’re curious, you have every right to be. We’ll be more than happy to take the time to answer any questions you have, and if you want to learn a bit more on your own, here’s some information you may find useful in the meantime.
What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?
In order for veneers to look natural, it’s necessary to remove a tiny sliver of your enamel. Thankfully, the amount of enamel that needs to be taken off is miniscule, meaning that there shouldn’t be any long-term negative health effects to your teeth.
However, it will be necessary for you to keep veneers on your teeth. Without them, the interior of your tooth with be exposed to the outside, making your teeth extraordinarily sensitive. That’s why it’ll be necessary to replace yours if they fall out.
Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?
It isn’t until you have dental work done that people realize how important their teeth are to speaking. When you first get your veneers, the muscle memory you depend on to talk normally will be disrupted by the shape of your new teeth. Some people say that they develop a little bit of a lisp, making it difficult to pronounce “s” or “v” sounds.
With a little bit of practice, you should be able to overcome a lisp that you develop as a result of your veneers. If you really struggle, you could also talk to us about subtly reshaping your veneers to make speaking with them a little bit easier.
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
In some situations, you could cover just a few of the most problematic teeth with veneers. However, if you’re interested in really making a massive difference in how you look, you should aim to cover all of your visible teeth with veneers.
The number of veneers this will require varies from person to person. Some could need as few as 6, others as many as 12. We’ll be able to give you a more precise estimate when we meet you in person.
Can You Whiten Veneers?
Veneers aren’t nearly as porous as your natural enamel, which means that whitening solutions do not affect them to the same extent as they will your teeth. If you are unhappy with the color of them, the only solution is to replace the veneers entirely.
If you want both veneers and teeth whitening, you should get the whitening beforehand and get your veneers to match.