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Veneers & Lumineers – Reynoldsburg, OH

Completely Transform
Your Smile’s Appearance

Many patients want a brighter, cleaner, more attractive smile but have chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly crooked front teeth. If this sounds like you, Dr. Mick will be glad to evaluate your situation, listen to the exact changes you have in mind, and talk to you about how custom porcelain veneers and Lumineers in Reynoldsburg, OH might be able to help. Often, this treatment can transform your entire smile in just a few short appointments!

Woman smiling after getting veneers in Reynoldsburg, OH

Why Choose Mick Family Dental Care for Veneers & Lumineers?

What Are Dental Veneers & Lumineers?

Preparing a veneer in Reynoldsburg, OH for placement

A veneer is a thin type of dental restoration typically made out of porcelain. It’s made to fit exactly over your teeth to cover up multiple imperfections at once. We can personalize your veneer so that it looks completely natural in your mouth; most people won’t be able to tell that you had dental work done and will only notice your dazzling new grin.

Lumineers are similar to veneers, but the main difference is that they’re even thinner. As such, they can often be attached to your teeth right away without needing to file off any enamel first. This makes them a more conservative option that can be reversed later on if you want.

The Process of Getting Veneers or Lumineers

Patient receiving veneers in Reynoldsburg, OH from dentist

First, we’ll examine your mouth to make sure that you aren’t suffering from tooth decay, gum disease, or any other oral health issues. Any existing problems will need to be treated before you can have any sort of cosmetic treatment done. Then, if you’re getting traditional veneers, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. You’ll be given temporary veneers to wear while an offsite lab fabricates your permanent ones. Once your veneers arrive, we’ll schedule a second appointment to attach them to your teeth.

If you choose to have Lumineers placed, we won’t need to prepare your teeth beforehand, and there won’t be any temporaries to worry about. That said, it will still take at least two appointments to place Lumineers – one to take impressions of your mouth, and one to place the final restorations on your smile.

The Benefits of Veneers and Lumineers

Man smiling with veneers in Reynoldsburg, OH

Why choose veneers and Lumineers to enhance your smile? There are several good reasons:

Understanding the Cost of Veneers & Lumineers

Woman at office smiling with veneers in Reynoldsburg, OH

There are several factors you’ll need to consider before you commit to getting veneers or Lumineers. Naturally, you’ll want to take the cost of the treatment into account. During your initial consultation, our team can give you an estimate of how much you can expect to pay for veneers or Lumineers; we’ll also help you explore the available financial options that make it easier to fit cosmetic dentistry into your budget.

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

Veneers and Lumineers are not your only options when it comes to transforming your smile. Our practice offers other cosmetic treatments as well, and each one has its own price attached. Here’s an overview of some of our cosmetic options and how much you can expect to pay for them:

  • Invisalign: Invisalign can be used to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth. It’s a very reliable method for making a variety of orthodontic corrections, but it’s also more expensive compared to other treatments. It should also be noted that Invisalign cannot change the shape or color of your teeth, so it may not be an option depending on what improvements you want to make.
  • Teeth Whitening: We can use professional teeth whitening to help you get rid of dental stains and discoloration. It’s one of the more affordable cosmetic treatments, but it also has no effect on the shape or position of your teeth, meaning it’s not as versatile as veneers and Lumineers.
  • Direct Bonding: Direct bonding is one of the cheapest cosmetic treatments available. It’s usually recommended if you want to correct minor flaws that only affect a few teeth; on the other hand, it may not be the best option if you want to make multiple improvements to your entire smile.
  • Veneers: Veneers generally cost more than teeth whitening and direct bonding, but this is balanced out by the benefits they offer. They can be used to address a wide variety of flaws, and they can last a decade or longer if you take good care of them.
  • Lumineers: You can usually expect Lumineers to cost slightly less than veneers. That said, the exact amount you pay will vary depending on how many teeth need to be treated.

How to Make Veneers & Lumineers Affordable

Most dental insurance companies won’t cover cosmetic treatments. As such, you usually can’t expect your dental insurance plan to help pay for veneers and Lumineers. You can, however, apply for financing with CareCredit or Lending Club to make your cosmetic treatment more affordable. Both CareCredit and Lending Club offer payment plans that will let you pay for your veneers or Lumineers in budget-friendly monthly installments. Call our office today to learn more about how financing works at our office as well as what steps you can take to apply for a plan.

Veneers & Lumineers FAQs

Several veneers in Reynoldsburg, OH on a black reflective surface.

Are you interested in using veneers or Lumineers to transform your smile? Reach out to us today to start learning more! We can answer any questions you have about these cosmetic options so that you can decide for yourself whether they’re right for your personal grin. The following FAQs include several questions that we’ve heard from multiple patients in the past. If you don’t see one of the questions that are on your mind, feel free to give us a call.

Are Veneers and Lumineers Permanent?

Neither veneers nor Lumineers are permanent; at some point, they will need to be replaced due to wear and tear. You can help your restorations last as long as possible by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting our office for checkups.

While veneers don’t last forever, they are considered irreversible because they can only be placed after small amounts of enamel have been filed away. That means that the treated teeth will always need to be covered by veneers or crowns for protection. Lumineers, meanwhile, don’t require any changes to your natural dental structure. As such, you can have them removed later if you want.

Do Veneers and Lumineers Give You a Lisp?

Veneers and Lumineers change the thickness of your teeth, which can cause a lisp when you try to pronounce certain words. For most people, the lisp occurs when pronouncing words containing “s” or “v” sounds.

Generally speaking, the lisp will be temporary. It will eventually go away once your tongue is used to moving in a way that takes your veneers or Lumineers into account. Practice can help speed up the process, so try reading aloud and repeating any words that are giving you trouble. If necessary, we can adjust the thickness of your veneers or Lumineers so that they don’t cause a lisp.

Can You Whiten Veneers and Lumineers?

Unfortunately, discolored veneers and Lumineers can’t be whitened the same way as your natural teeth. If your restorations become stained, they will likely need to be replaced, although in some cases it might be possible to simply re-shade them.

Remember that while whitening doesn’t work on veneers and Lumineers, it still affects the rest of your teeth. To avoid giving your smile an uneven tone, it’s recommended that you have teeth whitening performed before getting veneers or Lumineers. That way the restorations can be designed to match the rest of your newly brightened grin.

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers or Lumineers?

Veneers and Lumineers are not recommended if:

  • You currently have untreated tooth decay. Covering a cavity with a veneer onr Lumineer can make the problem more difficult to treat.
  • You have gum disease. Bleeding or swollen gums can affect any impressions we take of your mouth, meaning your veneers or Lumineers won't fit correctly.
  • You have bruxism, meaing your grind and clench your teeth while you're asleep. Grinding and clenching can wear down or break veneers and Lumineers. Fortunately, you can keep your new smile safe by wearing a custom-made mouthguard.
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