Smiles are contagious! I get compliments about my teeth pretty frequently. And the good news, you can have them too! 10 years ago I had veneers put on at Kawartha Dental Clinic by Dr. Mason Sokary. I often get asked a lot of questions about them. So, Dr. Sokary and I got together to answer the questions most asked.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a porcelain covering over a patients original tooth. Generally, they’re used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a smile. The dentist shaves a small portion off of the tooth structure at the front and makes an impression of your teeth. The impression is then used to make the veneers to fit each patients teeth. After they’re made, they’re cemented onto the teeth permanently.
Think of it like having fake nails put on. Your nail remains on your finger, it just gets filed down and a fake nail placed on top.
Who can get veneers?
Anyone! But, the process to get them depends on the alignment of each patients teeth. Some patients may need braces or Invisalign first. If the misalignment is minor, it’s possible to get veneers without the extra steps.
Why did I get veneers?
I got veneers because one of my teeth was significantly smaller than the rest. Thankfully, my teeth were pretty well aligned. It made getting my veneers a breeze! On camera, the shadow would make it look like I was missing a tooth entirely. Veneers solved that problem entirely AND gave me a super nice smile!
They’re fairly comparable to the cost of braces. It averages out to $1000-$1200 per tooth. So, roughly $6000 to get your front 6 teeth done. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks from start to finish.
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Thank you Kawartha Dental Clinic and Dr. Sokary for making it possible to share this information. Kawartha Dental Clinic is located at 250 Reid St, Peterborough. To book your appointment, call 705-743-1852.
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