Veneers

What are Veneers?

 
One of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are thin, custom made casings that cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth and irregular spacing, and can last over 20 years. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
 
What Does the Procedure Involve?
 
After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth, Dr. Korinis will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then he will create an impression and send it off to a laboratory to create the veneer.  While the mold is being created, Dr. Korinis may provide you with temporary veneers. Finally, the veneer's size and color are given one last adjustment before they are cemented to your tooth on your second visit.
 
What Are the Advantages of Veneers?
 
Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant and soft on gums. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
 
Types of Veneers
 
  • Porcelain
  • Resin Composite

 

Since porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and chipping, they are generally more expensive. Veneers provide a beautiful cosmetic look while requiring less removal of natural tooth structure.
 
Will My Insurance Cover Veneers?
 
As this procedure is elective and primarily cosmetic, most dental insurers will not cover veneers. Talk to the staff in the office about the financing options available.