Everything you need to know about veneers
By Kianoosh Behshid, DDS, PLLC
January 21, 2015
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Not everyone is readily familiar with all the details involved with veneers. They are a thin piece of porcelain that are bonded onto your teeth and have the capability of changing the shape, color and size of your teeth. Here’s a look at all the important information every patient should know about veneers.

So who is a prime candidate for veneers?

Veneers are not a quick fix to dental problems but more of a cosmetic procedure. To be a prime candidate, a patient should not have a history of gum disease or tooth decay. Those who grind their teeth are also not good candidates, nor are people with an improperly aligned bite. There should also be an ample amount of enamel on your teeth to support the veneers. The suggested minimum age for veneers is 16 for girls and 18 for boys.

And what is the lifespan of veneers?

This differs from person to person as wear and tear can vary in degree. However, veneers last between 10-15 years and can be easily replaced. The health of your mouth is a major determining factor as to how long your veneers will last.

Will veneers change color over time?

The beauty of veneers is that they will always remain the same color. Go ahead and drink all the coffee and wine you want, and it will not discolor your veneers the slightest bit. However, that is one of the reasons veneers can be a bit costly. Your bright white veneers are guaranteed not to change, and that is partly because the process of making veneers is such a detailed one.

Does insurance cover the cost of veneers?

The answer is usually no. Since this is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, most insurance carriers will not pay for the cost of veneers.

What do veneers feel like?

Veneers feel smoother than real teeth and feel somewhat like glass. They will be a bit sensitive for the first week or so and then they will feel like your very own teeth. You will be able to eat anything you like while regular brushing and flossing will not damage them.

The most talked about dental veneers Bellevue has to offer are available now at Fine Dental Arts. Our veneers are expertly made and fitted with top-notch precision. Also servicing the Redmond and Kirkland communities, Fine Dental Arts is your one and only stop for beautiful and affordable veneers.