Dental veneers are a minimally invasive procedure meant to disguise broken, worn, discolored, or unsightly teeth with a material comprised, mainly, of porcelain. Dental veneers are painless, and the best way to mask issues with your mouth that can’t be easily corrected in a short amount of time. In just a few visits, you’ll go from having noticeable cosmetic issues with your teeth to sporting a new, healthy grin for all to see.
Dr. Gary Moore and his skilled staff can help determine if dental veneers are right for you based on the issues you’re currently experiencing with your smile. In addition to providing initial consultations, we also ensure that the cost of receiving dental veneers isn’t a burden for you by offering numerous options for payment. Check with a member of our staff today to set up a consultation to discuss this immensely helpful procedure.
Dental Veneers: The Process
In our experience, it’s best to let our patients know exactly what’s involved with the cosmetic dental procedures we offer. After all, knowledge is power – and we want you to feel at ease before you even walk through our door.
With that in mind, here is a step-by-step outline of what you can expect should you visit our office to receive your dental veneers.
Step 1: The Consultation
The first thing we do is have you visit with Dr. Gary Moore and his staff so we can check out the scope of the damage to determine if dental veneers would be beneficial for you. It’s important to ensure that everyone is on the same page as far as expectations from the procedure, but chances are if you have misaligned, fractured, or severely discolored teeth, dental veneers will offer the perfect solution to those ailments.
Step 2: The Initial Procedure
Dr. Gary Moore will begin the process by removing enamel from the surface of the tooth or teeth being implanted with the dental veneer. This is to ensure that the veneers don’t jut out or appear too large in comparison to the surrounding teeth. The amount of enamel removed is related to the size of the veneer being bonded, and will be a painless procedure requiring only a local anesthetic.
Step 3: Casting the Tooth
Dr. Moore will then make a custom cast of the tooth, or teeth, being fitted with the dental veneer. Each client is unique, and though this process may take a few days to ensure that the veneer is the right size and shape to appear symmetrical with your existing teeth, you’ll appreciate the attention to detail.
Step 4: Bonding the Veneer
A lot goes in to making sure that the dental veneer looks good and well-cemented to the problem area, or areas. First, in addition to molding the tooth for symmetry, Dr. Moore will make sure that the color of the veneer matches the surrounding teeth. He will apply a cement to the veneer so that it is bonded permanently to your teeth. There’s a special chemical in the bonding cement that is activated by a light Dr. Moore will shine on the area being corrected, but after a few minor alterations your smile will look good as new!
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
The cost of receiving dental veneer implants depends on the extent of the damage in need of masking. If you have severe damage to multiple teeth, you may be looking at a more expensive procedure. However, Dr. Gary Moore and his skilled staff believe in the power of cosmetic dentistry in improving the quality of their patient’s lives. That means that though most dental veneers fall between $12,000 - $15,000, and are usually not covered by dental insurance plans, we’ll set you up with financing options and other cost-cutting offers in order to ensure that you receive A-rated dental care at an affordable price.
Why Choose Dr. Moore of Stetson Hills?
Dr. Gary Moore has been practicing cosmetic dentistry since 1986, and earned his doctorate from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. He also served as a faculty member at Loma Linda and has hundreds of continuing education hours in the field of cosmetic dentistry. No procedure is too difficult for Dr. Moore and his expert staff, and they are constantly studying new and exciting ways to help remedy their patients’ cosmetic needs.
What separates Dr. Gary Moore from other practitioners is the priority he puts on making his patients feel comfortable while visiting his office. It’s understandable that some clients feel anxiety when visiting the dentist, however just a single consultation with the staff at Stetson Hills will wash your worries away!