February 23, 2007, Newsletter Issue #52: Dental Veneers

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Do you have an ugly tooth you want to make beautiful?

If your teeth are a severely discolored or even a little misshapen (maybe too big, too small, or a little chipped), you'll need more than a tooth whitening procedure to fix your smile. The best way to correct a misshapen or severely discolored tooth is to get dental veneers.

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is glued to the top of the tooth and is hardy enough to allow you to chew, in addition to dazzling friends and relatives with cleaner looking pearly whites!

Before rushing out to get a veneer or two put on, beware of the cost. Dental veneers, as with most procedures that fall under cosmetic dentistry, will probably not be covered by your dental plan. What's more, porcelain veneers can cost anywhere from $900 to over $2500! Fortunately, Lumineer Porcelain Veneers, which are supposed to last just as long but cannot be used for extensive re-shaping of teeth, are more affordable, costing between $700 and $1000.

If you want to improve your smile without putting too large a dent in your bank account, call various cosmetic dentists in your area and see what type of veneers they offer and the associated costs.

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