I really wanted to get porcelain veneers but when I found out the cost I almost had a stroke. There’s no way I can afford that. But, I don’t want to live my life with stained teeth and a chip on my front tooth. I did some research and learned about something called Press-on Veneers. The company says they’re only a little over $1000. Is that a good alternative for people in my situation?
It’s always disappointing when we’re looking forward to something we feel will improve our lives only to discover it’s out of reach. However, I wouldn’t use press-on veneers as a consolation procedure. You won’t be happy with the results. These are a bit like that procedure called Snap-on Smile, which fits over your teeth. Most people find them to be bulky looking.
When you have porcelain veneers done, you go to a dentist who’s invested a great deal of money and time into learning the artistry involved in creating stunning smiles. First, they’ll usually go over with you the type of smile you want. Do you want to look more youthful? More authoritative? Sporty? All of those require different design strategies. Plus, there’s your facial structure and skin tone to factor into the design. They’re custom designed for you then permanently bonded on.
With Press-on Veneers, you take the impression of your teeth and send it in. It often takes dental assistants years to get the proper technique of impressions correct. If yours are off even a tiny bit, it will affect how your press-on Veneers turn out. Plus, they’re removable and don’t last very long.
Great Alternatives for you to Porcelain Veneers
I have good news for you. You can fix those areas of your smile, and for a fraction of the cost of the press-on veneers. Porcelain veneers are phenomenal if you want a total smile makeover, that includes changing even the shape and size of your teeth, not just their color. Because you’re talking about staining and a chipped tooth, two affordable procedures will give you much better and natural looking results than the press-on Veneers.
- Teeth Whitening—This is the most affordable way to remake your smile and will take years off of your appearance.
- Dental Bonding—This is the standard solution for a chipped tooth. It uses a composite resin which the dentist sculpts onto your tooth.
This will save you money and give you a much more permanent solution to your smile.
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