Dental Veneers

Many of our patients ask us if dental veneers are right for them.  Truth is veneers are available to almost anyone with enough healthy tooth structure that they can be bonded to.  Dr. Maroon will ultimately help you make the decision in deciding what dental treatments are right for you but as you learn more about veneers here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

What are veneers most commonly used for?

Veneers are typically used by patients who want a Hollywood smile and to the correct the effects of uneven teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, discolored teeth, and chipped or cracked teeth.

What is the procedure like?

Veneers are placed by a bonding adhesive to the tooth.  In order to create a good surface in which to bond them to and so that they look like your natural teeth, Dr. Maroon must prepare your teeth before they are applied. This entails removing a small amount of tooth structure, usually an amount equal to the thickness of the veneer.  Lumineers are even thinner than traditional veneers and require less removal of natural tooth structure.  Once your veneers are made they are placed on your tooth and checked for fit and color.  Once you and Dr. Maroon have agreed that you are ready to move forward the bonding process begins.  The tooth must be cleaned, polished and etched to roughen the surface to ensure a strong bond.  Adhesive cement is then used on your tooth and a special light beam is used to allow the cement to cure quickly.  Excess cement is removed and you leave the office with a bright fantastic new smile.

Will my dental insurance cover my veneers?

Because dental veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure they typically are not covered by insurance plans.  If you are looking for a treatment that improves your smile and is covered by insurance you may want to look into alternative treatment options such as orthodontic treatment.

How long do veneers last?

With proper care dental veneers are known to last about ten years..