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Porcelain Veneers in Downtown Columbus

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Porcelain Veneers in Columbus, OH

Improve the appearance of your smile with a popular cosmetic procedure that hides your stained, broken, misshapen, or worn-down teeth. Dr. Wood of 4th Street Dental Studio in Columbus, Ohio is your local expert on dental veneers. Regain your confidence with a bright, even smile!

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. They make your teeth look natural and consistent for a look that you won’t want to hide. Veneers are a permanent attachment. They are custom-made for your teeth, so that they look completely normal inside your mouth. The intended effect is meant to improve your teeth’s appearance.

What Types of Cosmetic Dental Concerns Can Veneers Treat?

Dental veneers are designed to correct or hide certain problems, including:

  • stained or discolored teeth
  • chipped teeth
  • crooked teeth
  • gaps between teeth
  • worn-down teeth

Quite often, people turn to dental veneers when other cosmetic procedures, such as whitening or braces, don’t do the job. 

At 4th Street Dental Studio, we provide our patients with high-quality porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are strong, very thin, and can be color-matched to the exact shade you need to match the rest of your teeth.

How Do Veneers Work?

Before we apply the porcelain veneers, the dentist first gives your teeth a thorough exam to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure. The exam will include a professional diagnosis and a treatment plan. We will always explain every aspect of your diagnosis and plan, so you can make an informed decision regarding your teeth.

When we’re ready to go ahead with the veneers, we need to prepare your teeth. This usually involves reshaping the teeth slightly, so the veneer will fit. We will also gently remove the enamel on the surface of your teeth. Then, an impression of your teeth will be created and sent to a dental lab where your new veneer will be fabricated. Temporary veneers will be applied while you wait for the permanent ones to be created.

Once the veneers  are  ready, the dentist will permanently bond them  to your natural teeth , making sure it is in the exact position for the best appearance possible.

Dental Veneers in Columbus, OH

Veneer Lifespan and Durability

Porcelain veneers are a long-term investment in your smile. Typically, they can last between 10 to 15 years, but with excellent care and maintenance, their lifespan can extend even further. The durability of veneers depends on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, the precision of the fit, and your oral hygiene practices. To maximize the durability of your veneers:

  • Avoid Hard Foods: Chewing on hard objects like ice, pens, or hard candy can chip or damage veneers.
  • Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Brush twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss regularly to keep the gums around your veneers healthy.
  • Wear a Night Guard: If you grind your teeth at night, consider wearing a night guard to protect your veneers from excessive wear.

Regular dental check-ups are crucial. During these visits, your dentist can inspect your veneers for any signs of potential failure and make adjustments to extend their life.

Benefits of Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer a multitude of benefits that go beyond just improving the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Here are some key advantages:

  • Enhanced Appearance: Veneers provide a quick transformation to your smile, covering stains, chips, and gaps between teeth.
  • Confidence Boost: With a restored smile, many patients report a significant boost in self-esteem and comfort in social situations.
  • Stain Resistance: Porcelain is naturally stain-resistant, which means your new smile will stay whiter and brighter, even if you love coffee, tea, or wine.
  • Minimal Enamel Removal: Veneers require a small amount of enamel removal compared to other cosmetic procedures, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  • Customization: Each set of veneers is custom-made to fit the shape, size, and color that will look most natural and attractive, ensuring your smile looks great and feels right.

How Do You Care for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are designed to be strong and durable. It is still important to take good care of them, so they will last many years. Reduce the risk of damaging your veneers by not biting down on very hard foods or objects. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, using a toothpaste that is non-abrasive. Dental veneers are designed to be stain-resistant, but you should still rinse or brush after drinking dark liquids, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. 

Keep going to your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. This is important for the overall health of all your teeth, and your dentist can make sure the veneers are in good shape.

Cosmetic Veneers Cost

The cost of porcelain veneers can cost between $900 and $2,500, but that cost may vary depending on various factors. Most dental insurance policies do not cover cosmetic procedures, including veneers. Although this may seem like an expensive procedure, remember that porcelain veneers are designed to last 10-15 years, and sometimes they last even longer.

Get the Smile You Always Wanted!

Porcelain Veneers at 4th Street Dental Studio

Our entire staff wants you to have a great dental experience, whether you’re here for a regular checkup or you’re here to improve your smile with dental veneers. We’ll do everything we can to make you more comfortable. Also, our office is equipped with all the cutting-edge dental equipment necessary to achieve great results. Dr. Wood is trained and experienced in the veneer process, and he will ensure your new veneers will be a perfect fit and color, so you can smile proudly again.

If you would like to see if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, please give us a call at our Columbus, Ohio office.

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