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Veneers – Crystal River, FL

Make Your Smile Flaws Disappear

When you look at your smile in the mirror, what do you see? Is your gaze drawn to your imperfections? Are the chips, stains, gaps, or cracks in your smile detracting from your overall appearance? If so, you might benefit from enhancing your smile with veneers. This restoration can conceal virtually any cosmetic imperfection and make your smile flaws disappear at once. If you are interested in using veneers to acquire the gorgeous grin you’ve always dreamed of, give us a call today!

man smiling

Why Choose Signature Dental Care of Crystal River for Veneers?

  • Make Multiple Flaws Disappear at the Same Time
  • Can Last for a Decade or Even Longer
  • Custom-Made for Each Patient

What are Dental Veneers?

Dentist holding veneer in Crystal River with tweezers

Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are placed over the front surface of the teeth in order to mask imperfections. This durable, natural-looking material used is able to conceal a single damaged tooth, or a whole mouthful of aesthetic flaws. Usually, veneers are used to address teeth that are chipped, gapped, misaligned, misshapen, discolored, undersized, and more!

The Process of Getting Veneers

porcelain veneer diagram

In general, it takes two appointments to place your veneers. During your first visit, Dr. Lisa Schnell will prepare your teeth by filing down a minimal portion of your enamel to make sure the veneers will lay flat against the line of your smile. Once your teeth have been prepped, we’ll take impressions to send off to a ceramist’s lab and place temporaries while your veneers are being meticulously crafted. You’ll return to our office in a few weeks when your restorations are ready. Then we’ll bond them to your teeth with a composite resin and send you off into the world with your brand-new, perfected smile!

The Benefits of Veneers

woman with veneers

The most advantageous factor that veneers offer is their versatility. They act as masks that can conceal just about any cosmetic imperfection in your smile. Even if your teeth are mildly crooked, veneers can correct this issue. For this reason, they have earned the nickname “instant orthodontics.”

Another excellent reason to invest in veneers is their longevity. With proper care, they can last 10, 15, or even 20 years. Just remember to brush and floss your veneered teeth regularly, and come visit us for a checkup and cleaning every six months. Also, wear a mouthguard during physical activity and avoid chewing very hard foods.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Closeup of model with veneers in Crystal River

At Signature Dental Care, PA, you won’t find any cookie-cutter cosmetic dental services. Each treatment plan is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of every patient. As such, every treatment will cost slightly differently. While veneers are a somewhat expensive cosmetic service, it’s important to keep in mind that you get what you pay for! If you want to achieve a smile that looks like it’s right out of Hollywood, veneers are an excellent choice. However, it’s also important that you take the time to choose the cosmetic service that’s right for your specific goals.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

Quality is important when it comes to your smile. That’s why all of our cosmetic treatments use the highest-quality materials and Dr. Lisa Schnell’s careful artistic touch. We’re proud to offer several different and versatile services at different price points to help you get exactly the kind of results you’re looking for, including:

Teeth Whitening – A whitening treatment is a fast, easy, and cost-effective way to improve your smile. However, it only helps with the color of your pearly whites, not the shape or position of them. Some stubborn stains may not respond to teeth whitening.

Direct Bonding – This quick and easy treatment is one of the least expensive ways to address dental flaws, but it can only correct minor problems. In addition, it will need to be redone every several years.

Metal-Free Dental Crowns – Completely encapsulating a weakened or damaged tooth with a dental crown can dramatically transform its appearance and function. Unfortunately, placing one requires a somewhat invasive procedure that removes enamel and significantly alters the tooth permanently.

Veneers – Veneers may be somewhat expensive, but they offer the easiest solution for transforming every aspect of your pearly whites, including their color, shape, and position, all at once in just a few short appointments. Your time, peace-of-mind, and confidence are valuable!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Like most other cosmetic services, veneers typically aren’t covered by dental insurance. However, we believe everyone should be able to achieve the smile of their dreams! That’s why we offer financing options through CareCredit to help make the cost of revamping your appearance much more budget-friendly. Their low- to no-interest flexible payment plans can break up the cost of your veneers into smaller, more easily managed chunks that fit into your monthly budget.

If you’d like to learn more, we encourage you to schedule your consultation today! Dr. Lisa Schnell will be able to provide you with a custom estimate of costs after inspecting your teeth and discussing your goals for your smile. We’ll be more than happy to help you transform your look in a way that fits into your budget.

Veneers FAQs

Woman smiling with veneers in Crystal River

If you’re looking for a “dentist near me” to give you a perfect smile with veneers, look no further than Dr. Lisa Schnell ! He is by far the best dentist to go to in the Crystal River area for veneers. At our practice, you can trust that you’ll get results you’ll be proud of. If you still have some questions about veneers, don’t worry. We’ve answered some of the questions we get asked the most frequently below for your convenience.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Veneers?

Because veneers are often considered a cosmetic procedure, most dental insurance providers will not cover the cost. However, there are exception to this rule. For example, a veneer designed to repair a severely chipped tooth may qualify for some coverage.

At Signature Dental Care of Crystal River, we are in-network with Florida Blue, but we also welcome out-of-network insurance. Many out-of-network patients have been pleasantly surprised by how much we have been able to help them save on dental care!

If you don’t have dental insurance, or if you need assistance funding your veneers, we encourage you to apply for a payment plan through CareCredit. This financing company has helped countless patients across the country afford their dental and medical care with low-to-no interest loans.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Veneers are perhaps the most versatile cosmetic dentistry service available today. As a result, there isn’t a set number of veneers that suits every single patient. While you certainly can get a single veneer to cover a flawed tooth, we often recommend getting veneers in pairs to ensure an even smile. In our experience, getting veneers on the front two, four, six, or eight teeth that show when you smile creates the most seamless results.

Are Veneers Permanent?

If you’re considering veneers, it’s important to keep in mind that the procedure is irreversible. Placing veneers requires the removal of a thin sliver of enamel. Because enamel does not regenerate once it has been lost, your affected teeth will always need a veneer or some other restoration in the future to protect them from sensitivity, decay, and damage. Luckily, today’s veneers are quite durable, enough to last for a decade or even two with the right aftercare.

Will Veneers Affect What I Can and Can’t Eat?

Unlike metal braces, which come with a litany of foods you’re not supposed to eat, veneers shouldn’t restrict your diet. That said, chewing on extremely hard foods or hard inedible items like pencils and ice can leave your veneers, as well as your natural teeth, susceptible to breakage.