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Chips, stains, cracks, and other dental imperfections can detract from an otherwise healthy smile and can make you feel self-conscious.
Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, provides custom-made porcelain veneers to conceal imperfections and help you achieve your ideal smile.
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At Parkway Dental, we use medical-grade ceramic to craft each set of custom veneers. This material mimics the qualities of tooth enamel for natural-looking results.
Dr. Michael Haight can use veneers to address a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, and stubborn stains.
Despite being incredibly thin, dental veneers are very strong. With proper care and regular check-ups, they can last for 10 years or more.
Let's take a look at the veneers process...
Feeling embarrassed that you want to change your smile?
So what can veneers treat?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic solution for various dental issues, including:
Wondering whether you qualify for treatment?
In most cases, Dr. Haight will need to remove a small amount of enamel before placing veneers. If you have very thin or worn enamel, you may not qualify for this cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Bruxism, a condition which involves clenching or grinding teeth, can damage dental porcelain. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may be able to provide an oral appliance to protect your veneers.
If you want veneers to hide crooked teeth, it is important to keep in mind that these ultra-thin ceramic shells can only address small gaps or minor misalignments. More complex concerns may require orthodontics.
Conventional veneers require permanent changes to the structure of your teeth. If you are not ready to make a permanent change in your smile, you may consider dental bonding or another option.
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Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. They are custom-made and are the same color as your natural teeth. At Parkway Dental, we use porcelain veneers to dramatically improve the smiles of our clients.
Porcelain veneers are the solution for various dental issues: discolored teeth (from tetracycline or other drugs, or root canal treatment), chipped or broken teeth, teeth with gaps between them, crooked teeth, even gummy smiles.
After your initial appointment where the dentist will examine your teeth to see if veneers are appropriate for your situation, two additional appointments will be needed for preparation and application. To prepare the tooth for the veneer, ½ millimeter of enamel is removed from the tooth surface. Then an impression is taken of your tooth and sent to the lab to construct the veneer. In one to two weeks, the finished veneer is ready to be placed. It is tested for size and fit, and adjusted as needed. Then your teeth are cleaned and polished and the tooth in question is etched to roughen the surface for better bonding adhesion. Cement is applied and the veneer is placed onto the tooth. A special light is used to rapidly cure the cement. After any final adjustments, you’re ready to go.
Veneers last from five to 10 years and are affordable, making them a good choice for those who need a smile makeover.
There are several factors which can affect porcelain veneers cost. At Parkway Dental, we offer custom-made veneers from high-quality dental porcelain starting at $1,491 per tooth. After meeting with you to discuss your concerns and goals, Dr. Michael Haight can design a set of veneers which complement and enhance the natural beauty of your smile.
There are several aspects to keep in mind when considering the price of veneers. Every smile is different, which means that every treatment plan will be different. The final cost of your porcelain veneers will depend on the complexity of your case and the type of enhancements you want to achieve.
At our office, a single porcelain veneer starts at $1,491. The more veneers you need to achieve your desired results, the more expensive your treatment will be. However, in some cases, enhancing a single tooth can be more complicated and less effective than placing multiple veneers. You can discuss your treatment options with Dr. Haight to determine the optimal solution for you.
There are several cosmetic procedures which can complement your porcelain veneers to achieve more dramatic results. Teeth whitening and laser gum contouring are two treatments commonly combined with veneers. We can also include porcelain veneers as part of a comprehensive smile makeover treatment plan. While this method typically costs more than a stand-alone treatment, the result is a beautifully cohesive smile.
While Dr. Haight generally prepare teeth for veneers with only a local anesthetic, some patients prefer to receive sedation during the process. We offer various forms of sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort. However, sedation will add to your final treatment cost.
When deciding whether to proceed with porcelain veneers, keep in mind the many benefits offered by this treatment. For many patients, enhancing their smile with veneers offers them improved self-confidence and an overall increased sense of well-being. In addition, our dental porcelain is designed to last. If you properly care for your veneers, they can last 10 years or more.
We accept flexible financing plans from Compassionate Financing to cover out-of-pocket expenses.
Veneers are also a fast and conservative method for enhancing your smile. Orthodontic treatments to straighten your smile can take months, or even years. In contrast, a set of porcelain veneers from Parkway Dental can provide a brighter, straighter, more beautiful smile in just two simple visits.
The team at Parkway Dental is proud to provide an exceptional dental experience through:
To schedule your consultation at our Albuquerque office, contact us online or call us at (505) 298-7479.