How are veneers fitted?
They are first hand-fitted one by one until they sit perfectly on the teeth. Then the patient previews the appearance – the shapes, sizes, and color – to make sure they are exactly what the patient wants. If not, the veneers are corrected in our on-site lab, and once approved, they are securely bonded in place.
How much do veneers cost?
It is more important to consider the quality and value than to focus on just the cost. If a dentist advertises nothing but a low cost, run! You will not receive the quality or the value. And many dentists charge different amounts based on the type of the material they use and even because of the location of their practice. Because we make all our veneers in our lab, and because we have so many patients from all over San Antonio, we are able to efficiently pass savings on to you. You will receive excellent value due to custom work. Many factors can affect cost, such as materials, skill set, facilities, lab, etc. So the best way to get a realistic cost estimate is to visit your dentist and crunch numbers – see what your needs are, look at what it will take to treat in terms of time, materials, and procedures. By working with your dentist to fully understand your needs, you will come up with the best plan that delivers the best value and the best results.
What are veneers made of?
There are a number of materials that are used. They are made of porcelain, ceramic, or plastic composite, of which there are many types and varying qualities. Genuine porcelain is currently the best available material, while the plastics are the least expensive and least durable.
What are the advantages of prepless veneers?
They preserve more of your healthy natural tooth structure. Interestingly, they also stay on better because enamel is a much better bonding surface (much of that enamel must be removed for traditional veneers).
Lumineers vs. veneers – which is better?
Lumineers is simply a brand name and is one of the best options out there. However, there are limitations because the Lumineers manufacturers and technicians are not here in our office participating with the patient. That’s why our in-house lab is the best way to go.