Veneers – Brookfield, WI
Achieve a Hollywood Smile
As one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, veneers can reshape, restore, and rejuvenate anyone's teeth to create a brand-new image. Our cosmetic dentists use fine dental porcelain that reflects light just like real enamel and can be trusted to last for decades. With veneers in Brookfield, WI, anyone can achieve a red-carpet-ready smile they’re always eager to show off.
Why Choose Elmbrook Family Dental for Veneers?
- Highest-Quality Materials Guarantee Lasting Results
- Completely Personalized Treatment for Every Patient
- Specially Trained Cosmetic Dentists On-Site
What Are Veneers?
Veneers, which are ultra-thin porcelain laminates, are a long-lasting means to mask discolored, uneven, crooked, or chipped teeth. The porcelain used to create them is extremely durable when bonded to the teeth, and with careful maintenance, veneers can last a very long time.
The Veneers Process
Veneer design and placement can be completed in as little as two appointments with our cosmetic dentist. At the first one, we’ll talk about what you want your final result to look like, and then your dentist will prepare your teeth to be fitted with veneers. This involves removing a very tiny portion of enamel, no thicker than a contact lens. They’ll then take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a lab to make your veneers. In the meantime, you’ll be given temporary restorations so you can “test drive” your new smile.
A couple of weeks later, you’ll return to our dental office, where your cosmetic dentist in Brookfield will remove your temporaries, apply your permanent veneers, and make small adjustments so they fit perfectly. Your dentist will ensure your veneers complement your unique facial features and personality.
Benefits of Veneers
- Conceal Multiple Flaws: Your cosmetic dentist can use veneers to fix stained, chipped, cracked, and gapped teeth all at the same time.
- Customizable: You can get one veneer or an entire set to cover all of the teeth that show when you smile—the choice is up to you.
- Stain-Resistant: The porcelain won’t discolor as quickly as other, more porous materials like composite resin.
- Easy Maintenance: To keep your veneers looking like new, all you need to do is brush, floss, and get checkups and cleanings like normal.
The Cost of Veneers
Because veneers are such a versatile procedure, the cost is always different from person to person. We can give you a definitive price estimate when you come to see us for a consultation. It should be noted that most insurance plans do not cover veneers unless they are being used to repair teeth. However, we do offer financing through CareCredit to make this type of treatment easily affordable.
Veneer Frequently Asked Questions
Are you ready to completely transform your smile in just two appointments? During your consultation, your cosmetic dentist will take the time to go over your treatment plan with you in detail. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about this popular cosmetic service, we invite you to peruse some of the most common questions we get about porcelain veneers below.
Are veneers permanent?
Unlike the rest of your body, your enamel can’t heal itself. Once we remove a thin layer of it to make room for your new veneers, your tooth will always need to be covered. The veneer will act as a shield for this area of your tooth, protecting it from damage and bacteria while dramatically improving its appearance. You can easily expect to enjoy your veneers for a decade before replacing them, but they may last 20 years or more with the proper care.
Does getting veneers hurt?
At first, you may feel alarmed hearing that some of your enamel needs to be removed before placing your veneers. However, we want you to know that you have nothing to fear. This step is quick and virtually painless, and we’ll ensure that you’re completely comfortable by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. For a few days afterward, you may experience some sensitivity while enjoying hot or cold foods or beverages. This is completely normal and should wear off on its own very quickly. If needed, over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage your symptoms.
How many veneers do I need?
Since each porcelain veneer is custom-made, you could potentially use a single one to improve the appearance of one tooth. However, we usually recommend getting veneers in pairs, such as your front two, four, six, or eight teeth for the most seamless and lifelike results. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what about your smile you would like to enhance and help you determine how many veneers will be needed to achieve your desired results.
Can anyone get veneers?
Porcelain veneers are typically a great choice for almost anyone who wants a better smile. However, some patients may need to complete preliminary treatments first. Oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease can potentially threaten the success of your porcelain veneers. Once they’ve been addressed and your oral health is back on track, you’ll be ready for your brand-new smile.
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of veneers?
Since every dental insurance policy is different, there is no simple answer to this question. If you like, you can bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation, and we’ll be happy to help you understand what your policy does and doesn’t cover. Unfortunately, since porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment, most dental insurance policies won’t cover them. As we create your personalized estimate, we’ll help you explore every option to make your treatment affordable. We offer in-office financing as well as payment plans from CareCredit. Both options will help break down the cost of your treatment into payments that fit into your budget.