Veneers – Hammond, IN

Conceal Multiple Dental Imperfections Simultaneously!

If you have multiple aspects of your smile that you’d like to change – from the shade of your teeth to their size – you might think that you need to undergo years of back-to-back treatments in order to achieve a gorgeous grin. That’s not the case! In fact, veneers can effectively conceal everything from minor chips to permanent discoloration simultaneously – no lengthy treatment timelines necessary. If you think this is the best cosmetic dental treatment for you, then don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our Hammond dental team!

Why Choose United Dental Centers of Hammond for Veneers?

  • Dentist with 30+ Years of Combined Experience
  • CareCredit Flexible Financing Is Available
  • See Your Results Before Ever Starting Treatment

What Are Dental Veneers?

Illustration of veneer being placed on lower, front tooth

Crafted from porcelain or ceramic, veneers are thin sheaths that are about the size of a fingernail. When adhered to the front-facing surface of your teeth, they can conceal a variety of dental imperfections, including chips, stains, and cracks. They’ve also earned the nickname “instant orthodontics” over the years since they can correct minor crowding and spacing issues in a matter of weeks!

The Process of Getting Veneers

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First, you need to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated Hammond dentists. This appointment is crucial because it allows us to learn about your smile goals, your oral health, and, ultimately, if you are a good candidate for veneers. If you are, then we’ll move onto the next step: creating your custom treatment plan!

Once we’ve determined the ideal size, shape, and shade of your veneers, we will start the preparation process. This involves removing a small layer of enamel from your teeth and taking the necessary impressions for the dental lab. Since it typically takes a few weeks to have your permanent veneers made, we will provide you with a temporary set.

When we receive your final veneers from the dental lab, we’ll inspect them thoroughly to ensure that they are perfect. Then, you’ll come back to our office so we can secure them in place!

The Benefits of Veneers

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We’ve already mentioned a few benefits of this cosmetic dental treatment, including that the entire treatment process can be completed in three visits or less. Of course, that’s not the only draw. In addition to delivering results relatively quickly, veneers are stain-resistant and easy to maintain. Plus, they can fix several dental flaws at once and last for 15+ years!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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When it comes to veneers and other cosmetic options, quality is of utmost importance, and you get what you pay for. Veneers are a great option for those seeking a smile fit for the big screen! However, there are also other cosmetic solutions out there that can help to achieve a variety of goals. It’s important that you explore your options so you can pick the right service to achieve your dream smile.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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There are numerous cosmetic services out there that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Here are some of our most popular options:

    • Teeth Whitening –Teeth whitening is a relatively quick procedure, and it is one of our most affordable options available. However, it only enhances the color of the teeth.
    • Direct Bonding – This is generally the most affordable cosmetic option out there. This treatment uses composite resin to correct chips, small gaps, and other minor imperfections. It usually needs to be touched up or replaced every 3 to 10 years.
    • Veneers – Veneers certainly aren’t the cheapest cosmetic service out there, but they are an ideal option for changing numerous aspects of your smile at the same time.
    • Smile Makeover – A smile makeover combines multiple treatment options in a customized plan just for you. It’s usually the most expensive solution, but you will see the biggest difference in the appearance of your smile.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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In the majority of cases, veneers are not covered by dental insurance because it is considered to be an elective procedure. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be left completely on your own. We accept payment through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn how you can apply, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our friendly team members.

To find out the exact cost of your veneers, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of!

Veneer FAQs

Are Veneers Permanent?

When patients see their gorgeous new smile, they often wonder how long veneers last. Although they aren’t permanent, they can last for well over a decade. The best way to prolong the lifespan of yours is by getting a checkup and cleaning every six months, implementing a solid at-home oral hygiene regimen, not using tobacco products, and adopting other healthy dental habits.

What Happens to the Teeth Under Veneers?

To prevent your veneers from protruding abnormally, a sliver of your enamel will be removed from your teeth. Then, your veneers will be bonded to the front-facing surface, keeping them securely in place. Of course, it’s still possible for decay to develop, which is why it’s so important that you continue to take good care of your smile.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

Like your natural teeth, it’s possible for your veneers to crack or chip. So, it’s important to be mindful of your diet. That means filling your plate with nutrient-dense foods and keeping items loaded with added sugar to a minimum. Additionally, you should exercise caution with extremely crunchy foods, like peanut brittle, since they can damage your new smile.

Important note: You shouldn’t chew on ice cubes either – it’s one of the easiest ways to crack a veneer!

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Whether you enjoy black coffee in the morning or an iced latte in the afternoon, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to give up this caffeinated beverage when you get veneers. In fact, many patients choose veneers over other cosmetic dental treatments because they are custom-made from stain-resistant materials. With all of that said, we still encourage our patients in Hammond to use a straw, keep added sweeteners to a minimum, and rinse their mouths thoroughly with clean water afterward.

What Materials are Used for Veneers?

Speaking of materials… Veneers are typically crafted from composite resin and porcelain. The one that’s best for you will depend on a few factors, including the dental imperfections you’d like to address, how long you want the results to last, and your budget.

Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Get Veneers?

There are some patients who aren’t candidates for veneers right away. For example, if we find a cavity or gum disease at your initial appointment, then we will need to restore your healthy smile first. Similarly, if you struggle with nighttime teeth grinding, we may recommend a different cosmetic dental treatment instead. In other words, even if you aren’t initially a candidate for veneers, we will still find a way to bring your dream smile to life.

Can You Whiten Veneers?

The short answer is “no.” Not only do porcelain and composite resin not respond to teeth whitening, but this stain-removing treatment also has the potential to weaken the adhesive holding your veneers in place. If there comes a time when you are no longer happy with the shade of your smile, then schedule an appointment with us so we can review your treatment options.