Do chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth make you self-conscious about your smile? Dental veneers at our John Day, OR dentist office are one of the simplest, affordable and most effective ways to help transform your smile.
At John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC, Dr. McMillan wants every Grant County, OR patient to love their smile. If you’re ready to stop feeling self-conscious when you smile, dental veneers could be the option you’re looking for. Veneers are simple and are designed to look like natural teeth, so your smile can shine without a lot of intensive dental treatment or tooth pain.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Your Smile?
Dental veneers are often the right choice for patients who have:
- Receding Gums
- Misshapen teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Gap(s) between teeth
- Grey or discolored teeth
Dental veneers are an ideal cosmetic approach to restoring youth to your smile. Over the years, teeth can become stained, chipped, and damaged - even if you brush, floss, and have regular checkups. Everyday activities like eating and drinking can eventually degrade the enamel of the teeth.
Dental veneers are designed to cover imperfections in your teeth, creating a perfect smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are cosmetic dental restorations that cover the front surface of a single tooth or of multiple teeth. These thin covers, usually made of porcelain, are adhered to your teeth in order to improve their shape and/or protect them from damage.
At John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC we offer two different types of dental veneers:
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution if your teeth are crooked, chipped, stained, or have gaps in between them. Veneers are applied to the front of your teeth to provide a whiter, flawless smile.
Dental veneers do require some tooth preparation, but our cosmetic dentists are gentle and will discuss the best options for preserving your healthy teeth with you.
Composite Dental Veneers
This type of dental veneer is made from a composite material instead of porcelain. Like traditional porcelain veneers, the composite dental veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth.
However, this type of veneer is typically less expensive than porcelain veneers and require minimal prep work before applying to your teeth. Most of our dental patients don't even need a local anesthetic!
Will Veneers Damage My Teeth?
Definitely not! This is a common question many patients have about dental veneers. Veneers will not damage your teeth as long as your treatment is completed by a properly-trained cosmetic dentist.
To prepare your teeth for a traditional porcelain dental veneer, we will need to remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from surface of your tooth. This is nearly equal to the thickness of your veneers.
Our dental team will discuss with you a choice of using a local anesthetic to numb the area before removing this small amount of enamel to make sure you're as comfortable as possible.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
The simple answer to how much dental veneers cost is this: it depends. Just like with any dental procedure, there are numerous factors that can influence the cost of dental veneers. We can provide you an accurate estimate after a consultation with Dr. McMillan.
Considerations can include:
- The skills and equipment needed to apply veneers to your teeth
- The brand and type of veneers used
- The number and size of the veneers you need
- Dental insurance coverage. Some insurances cover part of your veneer treatment, or have a waiting period for eligibility.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental veneers, call our John Day dental practice to schedule your consultation with Dr. McMillan.
A consultation allows us to spend time with you so we can truly understand your oral health goals and financial considerations, while presenting you with the best possible information about dental veneers.
Whether you’re on a budget or aren’t sure if your dental insurance covers the cost of veneers, we have a variety of financing plans available to you.
Schedule Your Dental Veneers Consultation With John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC Today!
If you have questions about dental veneers, teeth whitening, or any other cosmetic dentistry services John Day Smiles: McMillan, DDS, PC offers, call our local dentist office to schedule your consultation.
Book a consultation with Dr. McMillan to get the answers you need about your cosmetic dentistry options and determine if dental veneers could be the best choice for your smile!
If you'd like a whiter smile, Dr. McMillan provides convenient, professional Venus White take-home teeth whitening kits from our John Day OR dentist office.