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Veneers – Winfield, KS

Quickest Way to Completely Transform Your Smile

Are you struggling with mildly or severely stained teeth? Do you have one or several minor damages to your smile? Do you wish you could show off a set of pearly whites that you can be proud of? One of the most comprehensive solutions for this is veneers. With these porcelain shells, our team at David C. Parsons DDS can enhance the color, shape, and size of your teeth so that they match you’re desired results. By undergoing a process that typically takes a couple of weeks to complete, you’ll be free to enjoy a brand-new smile for well over a decade with proper care! Keep reading or give us a call to schedule your initial consultation.

Why Choose David C. Parsons DDS for Veneers?

  • Lifelike & Long-Lasting Cosmetic Results
  • Sedation Dentistry Available for Relaxing Visits
  • Friendly & Professional Dental Staff

What Are Dental Veneers?

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Veneers are one of the quickest and all-inclusive methods for completely redesigning your smile. These porcelain layers are super-thin and specifically designed to fit over the front surface of affected teeth to change their shape, size, and color. Even if you have one or multiple dental imperfections, these shells can effectively conceal them so you can have a smile that you’re confident about. Veneers are typically used for patients who struggle with the following:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Mildly damaged or chipped teeth
  • Short, stubby, or misshapen teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked or slightly misaligned teeth

The Process of Getting Veneers

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Like with every dental procedure, our team will begin with an initial consultation where we’ll discuss your concerns and smile goals, understand your oral situation, and determine if you’re eligible for veneers. If you are, we can start the process by altering a small portion of your enamel to make room on the front side for your porcelain layers. After taking impressions, we’ll provide you with temporary veneers to protect your natural teeth as well as serve as a “trial run.”

These will be worn for a week or two while a dental lab fabricates your veneers with the impressions we sent them. Once they’re finished, you’ll return to us to have your permanent shells bonded to your affected teeth. We’ll make sure your bite is correct and comfortable, and that you’re satisfied with the results, before sending you on your way to enjoy your upgraded smile!

The Benefits of Veneers

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As one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments in dentistry, veneers offer a wide range of advantages for both your teeth and overall appearance, such as:

  • Natural-looking and functioning results
  • Minimally invasive and a relatively quick process
  • Durable porcelain material for withstanding the pressures of chewing
  • Virtually permanent teeth whitening solution
  • Can last 15 years or more with proper maintenance

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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You don't have to be rich to invest in porcelain veneers. They are a cost-effective option to address multiple issues using one procedure. There is no flat fee for veneers because every mouth is unique. Many factors affect the cost of veneers, but Dr. David C. Parsons offers the financial options you need to keep a picture-perfect smile within your budget.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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There's no one-size-fits-all method to create a stunning smile. Every situation differs and you have multiple options to address common aesthetic concerns, each with different timelines, costs, and lifespans. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, Dr. Parsons will explain which procedures are right for you, like:

  • Braces: Metal braces and clear aligners can fix bite and alignment problems. Depending on the orthodontic system and the complexity of your case, the average treatment can take 12 to 24 months.
  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening can improve surface and age-related discoloration by up to 8 shades. Your results can last for many months or years with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing.
  • Direct Bonding: A cosmetic resin can treat minor issues quickly. It's shaded to match your enamel to blend in with your tooth.
  • Veneers: A veneer can be applied to a single tooth to enhance its color, size, and shape. Bonding veneers to the front surfaces of your teeth visible when smiling can correct chips, discoloration, and gaps. In as few as 2 appointments, you can have the smile of your dreams without requiring extensive dental work. You'll save time and money. Your dazzling smile can last for a decade or more.

Dr. Parsons will explain the pros and cons of each option to make an educated investment.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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A member of our office will review your estimate and explain the fees, so you'll know exactly what you'll need to pay. They will also discuss your payment options to keep a dazzling smile affordable, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and personal checks.
  • Dental Insurance: It is rare for dental insurance to cover elective services, but there are exceptions if treatment is medically necessary. Your insurance may partially cover your consultation, diagnostic services, and any preparatory procedures. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your coverage.
  • Financing: You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using monthly installments through a financing company, like CareCredit. Based on your credit approval, you can enjoy little or no interest in financing.

Veneers FAQs

Are Veneers Permanent?

While veneers will last for over a decade with proper care and maintenance, they will eventually need to be replaced. Though they are stain-resistant, they can become discolored over the course of many years, and they are also capable of chipping, cracking, or dislodging. So, once your smile enhancements reach the end of their lifespan, they need to be replaced. However, there is one aspect of the veneer procedure that is permanent. To receive veneers, the treated teeth need to have a sliver of their enamel removed. This is done to help the veneers lay flat and match your gumline. Unfortunately, enamel cannot be replaced once removed.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

Whitening treatment relies on chemicals that penetrate your porous tooth enamel to break up and lift embedded pigments. However, veneers don’t have pores like natural teeth, they are made from solid porcelain. The good news is that this surface is resistant to discoloration and acidity. This prevents your smile from becoming dull over time if it’s properly taken care of. Since the veneers are color-matched to your teeth, it’s best to whiten your smile before your veneer procedure. This will ensure that your new smile enhancements blend seamlessly into your pearly whites.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Many patients have a slightly crooked or misaligned smile that can be fixed with veneers; however, this doesn’t change the actual positioning of your teeth. The shells are adjusted to match each other and bonded into place, creating the appearance of a straight and symmetrical grin. While this will fix small gaps or slight misalignments, it can’t provide relief from complex orthodontic issues. If you’re experiencing discomfort from a tooth or jaw issue, Dr. Parsons may recommend that you undergo braces or Invisalign treatment first. This will ensure that your veneers last longer and you’ll be free from pain and discomfort so you can enjoy your smile to the fullest.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

One of the fantastic things about veneer treatment is that you can request as many as you want to fit your goals. If you have one problem tooth that’s chipped, a single veneer will cover it. And if you want a full makeover for your pearly whites, you can cover several of them at a time for ultimate aesthetics. Many patients opt for around six to eight veneers to replace their most visible teeth on the top and bottom, but others want more to hide embarrassing issues they’d rather not see. Your treatment is unique, so the number of veneers you receive will vary based on your needs and preferences.