Veneers – Dublin, OH

A New Smile in Just Two Appointments

Aging, teeth grinding, consuming staining foods, and other daily activities add up to a less than perfect smile over time. One tiny chip or crack in a tooth may not make a significant impact on the appearance of dental patients’ smiles, but two, three, or more definitely do. In some cases, dentistry patients feel that they are stuck with flawed smiles because the time and money necessary for restorative dentistry services seems too extensive to correct something as minor as worn down or chipped teeth. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we offer dental patients numerous cosmetic dentistry services that may help. One of the most popular cosmetic services we provide are porcelain veneers. Veneers from our Dublin, OH cosmetic dentist allow our dental patients to hit the reset button on damaged smiles. This conservative, minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment conceals and corrects a variety of smile irregularities without removing significant amounts of healthy dental structure.

Why Choose Distinctive Smiles of Dublin for Veneers?

  • Fix Multiple Flaws with One Procedure
  • Designed to Last for 15-20 Years
  • Straighten Crooked Teeth Without Braces

What Are Dental Veneers?

a set of veneers next to a dental mirror

Veneers are incredibly thin porcelain layers that are meant to bond over the front side of flawed teeth. Due to the lifelike material, it can effectively alter the size, shape, and color of your smile while blending in perfectly with the rest of your pearly whites. In some cases, a patient may only require one veneer to fix a single chipped or stained tooth, whereas some might receive six or eight to achieve their dream look.

Who Should Consider Veneers?

Woman with veneers sharing flawless smile

Like any cosmetic dentistry services, the decision to receive porcelain veneers is largely personal. Working with our Dublin dental team, patients may be encouraged to select veneers if this is the most conservative treatment option that offers the results they desire. Some of the most common reasons patients cite for choosing veneers include:

  • Severe staining – patients who have dental staining that is the result of aging, tetracycline medications, or fluorosis may find that teeth whitening is not effective at reversing stains. Porcelain veneers are a great option to conceal this discoloration, make teeth look instantly brighter, and the stain-resistant porcelain offers patients long lasting results.
  • Dental wear – patients who grind or clench teeth often experience significant areas of wear including chips and cracks to the enamel. Over time, these minor flaws add up to an uneven, unattractive smile. Porcelain veneers correct this dental damage, and protect remaining structure from further abuse.
  • Minor crowding or gapping – patients who have minimal spacing or orthodontic issues may wish to conceal the cosmetic flaw rather than undergo significant orthodontic smile correction for a minor issue.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Smile compared to porcelain veneers shade chart

Once patients determine porcelain veneers are the best treatment option for their unique smiles, the process is typically completed in two visits. During the initial appointment, the dentist prepares the affected teeth by removing a minimal amount of surface enamel. This allows the veneers to blend seamlessly into the natural smile line. During the same visit, impressions are taken of the prepared teeth and the entire bite. These impressions are used by our trusted dental lab to create custom veneers. Finally, a temporary veneer is placed over the prepared teeth to protect the underlying structure, and allow patients to become accustomed to the look and feel of the porcelain shells. During the second appointment, the dentist removes the temporary restorations and replaces them with custom-crafted veneers, completing the patient’s smile transformation.

The Benefits of Veneers

a patient checking his new veneers with a mirror

With porcelain veneers, you can expect to make the most of several advantages, such as:

  • Completely personalized treatment – The veneers will be specifically shaped to match the rest of your smile while upgrading the size, shape, and color of your affected teeth.
  • Natural-looking results – Porcelain veneers can mimic natural tooth enamel, meaning you won’t be able to tell the difference between them and your real teeth.
  • Stain-resistant material – Veneers are highly resistant to staining and discoloration, making it easier to maintain a brighter smile in the long run.
  • Durability – With proper maintenance, veneers can last around 15 years or more.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

a tooth standing next to a stack of coins

Veneers typically come with a higher upfront price compared to other cosmetic services, and dental insurance likely won’t offer coverage for the treatment. Since every policy is different, it’s best to double-check the details of your plan to see if your benefits include veneers meant for restorative purposes. Otherwise, you might consider our in-house membership plan that provides patient discounts on various procedures, including veneers. You can also sign up for CareCredit—a third-party financier that can turn the total cost of treatment into monthly installments with little to no interest attached!