Veneers – Royal Palm Beach, FL

Improve the Size, Shape, and Shade of Your Teeth Simultaneously!

If you want to completely transform your smile, but you don’t have the time or patience to undergo years of back-to-back treatments, we have a solution: veneers. With this smile-enhancing service, our team at Pearl Palm Beach Dental can improve everything from the size and shape to the color of your teeth simultaneously – the results will be gorgeous too! Want to learn more? Then schedule a consultation with our Royal Palm Beach dental team or read on.

Why Choose Pearl Palm Beach Dental for Veneers?

  • Talented Dentist with Training from the Kois Center
  • In-House Wellness Plan for Greater Affordability
  • Appointments as Early as 7 AM

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers, commonly referred to as “porcelain veneers,” are custom-made for each patient with high quality dental materials. When adhered to the front-facing surface of the tooth or teeth being treated, they conceal gaps, stains, chips, and other common imperfections. Patients love this cosmetic dental treatment because they are versatile, lifelike, durable, and long-lasting!

The Process of Getting Veneers

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Step one is scheduling a consultation with our incredible cosmetic dentist in Royal Palm Beach, Dr. Ashley Civetti. At this appointment, she will determine if veneers are the best smile-enhancing treatment for you and, if they are, work with you to select the ideal size, shape, and shade of each one. Then, she will move onto the next step of the process: removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth that’s being treated and taking impressions for the dental lab.

Typically, it takes a few weeks to craft your final veneers. That’s why we will provide you with a temporary set in the meantime. Although you will have to stick to a soft foods diet during this time, the silver lining is that you get to “test drive” your new smile!

As soon as we receive your veneers from the dental lab, we will schedule your final appointment, which is when we will remove your temporary veneers and bond your final ones in place. After this step, the entire treatment process will be complete!

The Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers don’t just deliver beautiful results. They also:

  • Can last for upwards of 30 years.
  • Are capable of addressing multiple dental flaws at once.
  • Can be placed in three visits or less.
  • Are stain-resistant – bring on that cup of coffee!
  • Can be easily maintained with the same oral hygiene habits you use for your natural teeth.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are associated with a hefty price tag, but they are more affordable than you might think. In some cases, they can be the most cost-effective option because they can address many issues using one treatment. You can revamp your smile without it costing you an arm or a leg. Dr. Ashley Civetti will create the personalized plan you need while staying within your budget.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

Dentist performing treatment on patient

You have more options than ever to achieve a picture-perfect smile. Each procedure has different costs and lifespans. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, your cosmetic dentist will determine which procedures are right for you, like:

  • Braces: Metal braces and clear aligners can fix bite and alignment issues. They can be covered under your dental insurance with the average treatment taking 12 to 24 months.
  • Teeth Whitening: Surface and age-related discoloration can be improved by up to 8 shades using an in-office or at-home whitening system. Your results can last for many months or years, depending on your aftercare routine.
  • Direct Bonding: The composite resin can fix minor imperfections quickly, like decay, exposed roots, or chips. It offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits. The average lifespan of dental bonding ranges from 5 to 15 years.
  • Veneers: Bonding veneers over the teeth visible when smiling will cover many flaws simultaneously, like discoloration, chips, and gaps. The minimally invasive procedure only takes two appointments and you'll enjoy results that can last for a decade or longer.

Your cosmetic dentist will review the pros and cons of each option to help you make the best decision for your goals, timeline, and budget.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan and a member of our team will review your estimate. You'll know exactly what you'll have to pay before committing to anything. We will also discuss your financial options, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental insurance: It's rare for dental insurance to cover elective services, but there are some exceptions. Your benefits may cover your consultation and any diagnostic or preparatory services. If your dentist determines a procedure is medically necessary, your insurance may pay some of the expenses after meeting your annual deductible. We will work on your behalf to maximize any applicable coverage.
  • Financing: Based on your credit approval, you can benefit from little or no interest in financing to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. You can pay for the smile of your dreams using monthly installments.
  • In-House Savings Plan: You can enjoy discounted rates for common services by joining our in-house membership plan.

Veneers FAQs

Q & A for veneers

Veneers in Royal Palm Beach can transform your teeth to give you a smile you'll be proud of. However, they are a lifelong commitment. Don't worry if you have a few concerns. Dr. Ashley Civetti will explain everything during your initial consultation. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about veneers to help determine if they are right for you.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are meant to provide long-lasting results, but they aren't permanent. Veneers need to be replaced about every 10 years. Although veneers don't last forever, they aren't reversible, either. Your dentist must remove a small amount of enamel during the application process. Your enamel will not grow back if your veneers are removed. While this doesn't harm your teeth, they must always be covered by restorations to protect them from sensitivity, bacteria, and damage.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

It's possible to apply a veneer to a single tooth, such as to fix a chip. However, the overall goal of the procedure is to enhance your entire smile. Therefore, your cosmetic dentist in Royal Palm Beach will recommend applying them to the teeth visible when smiling. Every smile is unique, so there's no way to know how many you'll need without first examining your mouth. Some patients only need 4 or 6 veneers, but others can require 8 or more.

Do Veneers Feel Natural?

Your veneers may feel unusual at first, but in no time at all, you'll soon forget they are there. Etching the surfaces of your teeth allows your veneers to sit flush, so there won't be any ridges or ledges. Veneers are made of porcelain, which allows them to be very thin and lightweight. Your teeth will not feel heavy or bulky. Your veneers will feel smooth and sleek to look and feel natural.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The average lifespan of a veneer is about 10 years, but it's not unusual for them to last for much longer with the correct care. Many factors will affect life expectancy, like your oral hygiene routine. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching your veneers. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes and floss every night. Break any bad habits that can damage your veneers, like using your teeth in place of scissors or biting your fingernails. Visit your dentist for a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. They’ll keep your teeth and gums healthy to ensure your veneers last.

Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Veneers?

Veneers are considered elective, so they are rarely covered by dental insurance unless you need replacements. However, your insurance may cover certain aspects of your treatment plan, like your consultation or any preliminary procedures. Besides using your dental insurance, our office offers several financial solutions to keep a picture-perfect smile affordable, like monthly payments with CareCredit.