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Veneers – Carlisle, PA

Give Yourself a Complete Smile Makeover

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When looking for a cosmetic dentist in Carlisle, PA, you want someone with experience, education, and a reputation for excellence – and this is exactly what you’ll find at our dental office. We provide a range of cosmetic dental care procedures, including veneers, to give you the kind of smile you want to show off. With veneers, we can cover up problems including cracks, chips, gaps, crooked teeth, and discoloration. Imagine – in just two or three visits, you can give yourself a complete smile makeover with veneers. To find out if veneers are the right option for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Veneers?

What are Dental Veneers?

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Dental veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-colored shells of porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of the teeth to cover cosmetic flaws. They can mask a wide array of aesthetic imperfections, including:

The Process of Getting Veneers

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After a comprehensive exam, we will develop a cosmetic plan to improve your smile’s appearance. Veneers are long-lasting, stain resistant, and require only two visits for the complete treatment. During your first visit, your teeth will be prepared. A small amount of your tooth enamel will need to be removed from the front surface of your teeth to make room for your restoration. You’ll leave the first appointment with a set of temporary veneers while your custom ones are being crafted at a lab. When your final veneers are ready, you can return to the practice where we will adhere them to your teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

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There are numerous different benefits that you can expect when you choose veneers to enhance your smile. Here are just some of them:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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When patients are looking to completely makeover their smiles, one of the most common questions we end up getting is, “How much do veneers in Carlisle cost?” While we can’t give a specific answer until we’ve had the chance to go over your unique case, the price of veneers tends to be higher than that of many other cosmetic dental services. However, when it comes to dentistry, you typically get what you pay for. If you truly want a high-quality smile solution, veneers can be a great investment! Below, you’ll find some information that’s important to consider when getting veneers.

Cost of Veneers VS. Other Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

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At Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a variety of cosmetic services, each of which can accomplish different things for your smile. They also come at different price points. Consider how each of these treatments compares to veneers in terms of cost:

  • Invisalign – These clear aligners can dramatically straighten your teeth without others even noticing. However, they can cost upwards of several thousand dollars, and it can take a year or longer to achieve your desired results. Invisalign also doesn’t change the shape or color of your teeth, only their positioning.
  • Teeth whitening – Compared to Invisalign, teeth whitening is much faster and less expensive. That being said, it can only change one aspect of your teeth – their color. If you’re looking to totally transform your smile, teeth whitening won’t be enough.
  • Dental bonding – Bonding is a quick, affordable fix for small dental flaws like chips, gaps, and stains. Despite its versatility, though, it can only address minor issues. The results also rarely last as long as veneers do, needing to be touched up or redone every five years or so.
  • Veneers – Although veneers are far from the cheapest cosmetic dentistry option, most of our patients with veneers have been thrilled with their results. This solution is the easiest way to revamp every aspect of your pearly whites – color, shape, size, positioning, and more. The treatment process only takes two appointments, and with proper oral care, you can expect the results to last for 15 years or longer. If you want to give your smile the royal treatment, veneers are a worthwhile investment!

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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As a cosmetic and therefore not medically necessary procedure, veneers are typically NOT covered by dental insurance. However, our practice can help you make veneers more budget-friendly via our partnership with the third-party financing company CareCredit. Qualified patients can split up their costs of treatment into monthly payment plans, most of which have extremely low or even zero interest rates.

Interested in learning more about the cost of veneers in Carlisle? We’ll be happy to review your financial options during your consultation. Schedule yours today!

Veneer FAQs

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Are you tired of hiding your teeth every time you speak, smile, or laugh? If so, you may be thinking about getting veneers in Carlisle. They can easily transform your grin into one you can confidently show off! Before committing to treatment, it’s completely normal to have a few concerns about the process. For your convenience, our team at Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has decided to answer some frequently asked questions about veneers. If you don’t see your specific question below, feel free to reach out for an answer!

Are Veneers Permanent?

Since veneers will need to be replaced eventually, they’re not considered permanent. However, the process of getting them is considered to be irreversible. In preparation for veneer placement, Dr. Neslund or Dr. Benner will remove a thin layer of enamel to ensure the restorations fit properly on the teeth. Once enamel is removed, it’ll never grow back. Because of that, teeth that have been altered in that way will always need to be covered with crowns or veneers.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Yes, you can drink coffee with veneers! Since porcelain is a nonporous material, the staining particles in dark-colored foods and drinks have a much harder time slipping beneath the surface. It’s worth noting that veneers are stain-resistant – not stain-proof. Overconsumption of coffee can negatively affect your smile, causing it to become discolored over time. If you want your veneers to last as long as possible, you should only drink dark-colored beverages in moderation.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

When you first get veneers, you may have difficulty pronouncing certain words or making specific sounds. That happens because the tongue is so used to speaking with natural teeth. Even though veneers are thin, the slight difference in thickness affects the way the tongue moves. The good news is that any lisp you develop is temporary and should go away as soon as you adjust to the veneers. You can speed up the adjustment process by reading aloud, having more conversations with loved ones, and asking your dentist to slightly reduce the thickness of the veneers in a certain area.

What Materials Are Used for Veneers?

Composite resin and porcelain are the two most commonly used materials for veneers in Carlisle. Composite resin veneers are typically the more affordable option, costing between $250-$1500 per tooth. Unlike veneers, this treatment is reversible because it doesn’t require the reshaping of the natural teeth.

Although veneers are costly, they’re certainly worth the investment. You can enjoy many incredible benefits, including improved aesthetics, longer lifespan, and resistance to chipping and staining. However, you will need at least two appointments to have these veneers placed in most cases.

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