You might have heard about movie stars and other people getting veneers on their teeth. They might have an okay smile before the veneers, but they end up with a seemingly perfect smile after the veneers are put on. If you have started to think about how this perfect smile is something that you would like to get, then you may have already decided to set up an appointment with your cosmetic dentist. However, you will want to make sure that you know as much as you can about veneers before starting the process of having them placed on your teeth. Here are a few things that you will want to keep in mind.
There Is No Turning Back
Once you have veneers placed over your teeth, there is no turning back. You will not be able to go back to your original smile, as your natural teeth are going to be altered in order to fit the veneers on them. The dentist will shave down your teeth a good bit so that the veneers will not stick out once they are put on your teeth. They will be in a more natural position. Therefore, once veneers are put on your teeth, you will always need to have veneers.
They May Need Replaced At Some Point
The veneers are made to last a very long time. Some people find that they last for over ten years. However, there may come a point when you need to have the veneers removed and replaced with a new set. This could happen because your original set is starting to wear down or crack and chip. Since veneers can be costly, this is an expense that you want to plan for.
Insurance Does Not Cover Veneers
Dental insurance typically does not cover the cost of veneers or the cost to have the dentist prepare your teeth for their placement. Therefore, this is an expense that you are going to have to cover out of your own pocket. You might be able to use a credit card or save up for the veneers, but you will also want to remember that there is a good chance that you will have to pay for new veneers again later in the future.
If you would like more info about the process of getting veneers or the process of putting them on, you will want to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist.