Dental Veneers

Dental veneers offer an excellent solution for enhancing your smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment due to their effectiveness and ease of use.

Dental Veneers in Morehead City, NC

Dental veneers are an excellent option if you have crowding issues, chipped or worn-down teeth, or areas of stained teeth. Veneers are thin shells placed on the teeth’ front surface to improve their appearance. They conceal any noticeable flaws and help the teeth look straight and even.

The shade of the veneers can be matched to your tooth color, and they are applied with minimal discomfort. Dental veneers are durable and long-lasting, typically lasting many years before needing replacement or repairs.

Each set of dental veneers is custom-designed to meet your specific needs, ensuring that you achieve the desired results. This process involves two appointments: the first is to take impressions of your teeth, and the second is to apply and adjust the veneers to your teeth.

Illustration of a bottom row of teeth with veneers being applied
  • How do dental veneers work?

    Dental veneers are extremely thin shells applied to the front surfaces of a person’s teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepared first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws and adjust alignment. They can also change the thickness of the teeth to improve spacing. Veneers are very easy to apply, requiring the preparation of the teeth and then securing them with a strong dental adhesive.

  • What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?

    The two main types of dental veneers are porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both can improve your smile.

    Composite veneers are made in the dentist’s office using tooth-colored resin and applied directly to the teeth. They are generally less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers. Composite veneers work well to cover many aesthetic problems.

    Porcelain veneers are custom-made from porcelain to fit your teeth. They are typically made in a laboratory and then sent to the dentist’s office for application. Due to the stronger material, porcelain veneers generally last longer, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as dark stained teeth or teeth incorrectly positioned.

  • How much do dental veneers cost?

    The cost of dental veneers can vary depending on your dentist. Typically, insurance does not cover veneers because they are considered a cosmetic procedure. On average, traditional dental veneers range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth, while no-prep dental veneers cost around $800 to $2000 per tooth.

  • Veneers vs. crowns—what’s the difference?

    Dental veneers and crowns address chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth for cosmetic purposes. The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface, whereas veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm), and their prices are similar. Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth, whereas veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.

    Veneers and crowns are great solutions for patients looking to achieve a straight white smile that looks and feels natural. If you’re interested but unsure which option suits you, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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