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Veneers – Belmont, NH

Disguise What You Dislike About Your Smile

Man’s attractive smile with porcelain veneers in Belmont

The team at the Center for Contemporary Dentistry loves to help patients love their teeth. In many cases, that involves providing restorative care and preventive maintenance — but such treatments are not always enough to produce the aesthetic results our patients want. That is why we offer a number of cosmetic services, including veneers in Belmont. This remarkable treatment has the potential to totally transform your smile. Continue reading this page to learn more about it.

Why Choose the Center for Contemporary Dentistry for Veneers?

What Is a Veneer?

Illustration of veneers being placed on two front teeth

Veneers, which are often called porcelain veneers, are thin pieces of porcelain that we permanently attach to the fronts of a patient’s teeth. Their purpose is to disguise aesthetic imperfections, such as staining, chips, small gaps between the teeth, teeth that are too small, and other cosmetic flaws. Veneers can be used to change the look of just one or two teeth, or you may opt to get a set of 4 – 8 veneers or more to completely change your smile’s appearance.

How Do Veneers Work?

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Veneers take a minimum of two appointments to place. At the first appointment, we prepare your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them. This step ensures that the veneers will not look bulky. Then, we take detailed images and impressions of the teeth, which will serve as the basis for designing your veneers. You will wear temporary veneers while a laboratory fabricates your permanent ones. Then, you will come back to our office so we can double-check the fit of the veneers before we attach them to your teeth.

Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers offer numerous benefits, including:

Are Veneers Right for You?

Close-up of woman’s beautiful smile with porcelain veneers

Our team will be happy to talk with you about your goals for your smile. After we examine your teeth, we will design a treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Some traits that most candidates for veneers have in common include:

Are you ready to begin your journey toward the gorgeous smile you have always wanted? Get in touch with us today to learn more about our cosmetic services. We are eager to serve you!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Close-up of woman’s beautiful smile with porcelain veneers

The cost of veneers in Belmont varies from patient to patient and depends on a few factors, including the number of veneers you receive. Their price tends to be higher than that of other cosmetic treatments. However, because they offer natural-looking results, durability, and longevity, they can rightly be regarded as a smart investment in your smile. Of course, they are not ideal for everyone. During your cosmetic consultation, we will help you compare all of your options for enhancing the appearance of your teeth.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What Should I Choose?

Dental patient using mirror to admire results of cosmetic dentistry service

Veneers in Belmont are just one possible way to change the appearance of teeth. Below, you will find a brief comparison of other popular services, including generalized information about pricing.

  • Clear aligners and braces are not strictly cosmetic treatments; they are usually recommended for patients whose dental misalignment is threatening their oral health. They cost several thousand dollars and can take well over a year to produce final results. While they can certainly improve the appearance of teeth by straightening them, they do not provide any enhancements for their size, shape, or color.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening tends to be fairly affordable, often costing just a few hundred dollars. However, the results are temporary, and whitening does nothing to change the size, shape, or positioning of teeth.
  • Direct bonding. Also known as dental bonding or cosmetic bonding, this service provides results that look similar to veneers at first. The process is fast, and the price is manageable for the vast majority of patients. The downside to bonding is that it is not very durable; it usually needs to be replaced every few years.
  • Veneers in Belmont cost more than other cosmetic services. However, they provide an excellent value because they can change the size, shape, and color of teeth in just a few appointments. In some cases, they can even disguise minor misalignment. Image-conscious individuals who want long-lasting results are eager to choose them.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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By and large, veneers are considered to be a purely elective treatment. Therefore, dental insurance almost never covers them. However, that does not mean you cannot get help to afford your desired treatment. As your cosmetic dentist in Belmont, we offer a few provisions that you may find to be useful:

  • CareCredit is a third-party lender that provides low-interest and no-interest payment plans to qualified patients. The application process is fast, and you may be able to choose from a range of plans according to your personal budget.
  • Essential Dental Plan. This discount plan can help you save on virtually all the services we offer. Unlike regular insurance, it does not come with a deductible, waiting period, or annual maximum.

Would you like to learn more about veneers, their cost, and how you may be able to afford them? Get in touch with our team today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!

Veneer FAQs

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The team at the Center for Contemporary Dentistry is ready to help you experience all the wonderful benefits of veneers in Belmont. Before you schedule your cosmetic consultation, though, you might want to know more about the journey ahead of you. To help you out, we have compiled a brief list of frequently asked questions about this treatment, along with their answers. If you need further information about anything you discover here, feel free to give us a call.

Are Veneers Permanent?

A set of veneers may last for 15 years or longer before it needs to be replaced. However, although veneers do not last forever, they are considered to be an irreversible, permanent service. During the preparation phase of treatment, your cosmetic dentist in Belmont must remove a bit of enamel from your teeth. This can make the teeth extra-sensitive if they do not have anything to protect them. Fortunately, veneers shield the teeth so the loss of enamel does not cause any severe consequences.

The permanent nature of veneers should not frighten you. Most people who get them have no regrets about their decision.

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

Veneers are largely considered to be a safe treatment. Only about half a millimeter of enamel is removed from each tooth during the preparation stage of treatment (on average). Because veneers protect the prepared teeth, they are not at a heightened risk of cavities or other oral health problems.

You can take care of the teeth under your veneers by sticking to some basic best practices. For example, you should have a thorough oral hygiene routine, avoid tobacco usage, and not bite down on any hard objects.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Veneers do not respond to regular whitening products, including special toothpastes, whitening strips, and even in-office professional whitening procedures. If you wish to brighten your teeth, you should do so before getting veneers, so the veneers can be shade-matched to your whitened smile. If you wait until after your veneers are in place, your teeth could end up with uneven coloration.

If you have had veneers for a while and they are beginning to look dull or discolored, talk to our team. We may be able to polish or shade them to restore their original luster. It is also possible that they will need to be replaced.

Is There Anyone Who Should Not Get Veneers?

Most patients are eligible for veneers. However, they are not recommended if you:

  • Have cavities on the teeth that will get veneers. Without proper treatment, the decay will continue to worsen beneath the veneers.
  • Have active gum disease. If your gums are swollen or bleeding, they can interfere with getting accurate impressions of your teeth. Plus, if your gums recede, they could reveal the edge of the veneer, making it obvious to onlookers that you have had some work done on your smile.
  • Grind your teeth. Habitual teeth grinding can damage veneers or even cause them to fall off prematurely. Our team may be able to help you stop this habit so you can qualify for veneers in the future.
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