Veneers – BRANDON, SD

Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams

Advanced dental technology has improved the results we can achieve with veneers. Our lab ceramist uses advanced staining and layering techniques, digital color-matching technology, and digital photography to create the desired veneers. Teeth whitening is a complimentary service that we offer prior to all complete smile makeovers. Read on or call us to learn more about dental veneers in Brandon!

Why Choose NEIGHBORHOOD DENTAL - Brandon for Veneers?

  • Mess-Free Dental Impressions for Greater Comfort
  • High-Quality Materials Used to Create Natural Appearances
  • Enhancing Patients’ Smiles for More Than 40 Years

What Are Dental Veneers?

Cosmetic dentist smiling while preparing a patient for dental veneers in Brandon

Dental veneers are thin shells that are designed to cover the front surfaces of the teeth. Once placed, veneers conceal the visible portion of your smile, correcting a variety of flaws in the process. We can use this treatment for a single tooth or an entire grin depending on your needs. Typically, veneers only require two dental appointments.

Who Is a Candidate for Veneers?

Dentist placing a veneer over the front tooth of a patient

The only way to know if veneers are right for you is to visit our dental office for a consultation with Drs. Scott Wehrkamp or Mauri Heesch. Our cosmetic dentist will examine your smile before making a recommendation. Typically, patients who can benefit from veneers are those who want to:

  • Make teeth appear longer or shorter
  • Repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • Cover stains (including tetracycline stains)
  • Correct gaps and slight rotations
  • Correct alignment
  • Correct tooth size discrepancies with better proportions
  • Change the color and brightness of teeth

The Benefits of Veneers

Dental patient smiling while dentist holds shade guide up to her smile

Veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because of their many advantages, including:

  • Personalization: Custom-made in a high-tech dental lab, veneers can be personalized to match the size, shape, and shade of your natural smile.
  • Durability: While it’s still important to care for your veneers, the material used is relatively stain-proof, making it more difficult to discolor your new teeth.
  • Confidence: Veneers allow you to flash your smile in any professional or social setting! Gone are the days of hiding your teeth for photo opportunities or interviews.
  • Convenience: Get a complete smile transformation in just two dental visits!

Caring for Veneers

Woman with red lipstick looking at her teeth in mirror

With proper care, your new and improved smile will last between 10 and 15 years. Avoid using your teeth as tools to protect your veneers and extend their lifespan. It’s also vital that you brush twice a day for two minutes each session with a nonabrasive toothbrush. Floss once a day to remove plaque and bacteria from between your teeth. If you play sports or tend to grind your teeth at night, we will provide you with a sportsguard/nightguard to prevent damage. Last but certainly not least, visit our office for regular dental checkups!

Veneers FAQs

Are Veneers Permanent?

Although they’re incredibly resilient, technically veneers aren’t ‘permanent’ because they often need to be replaced in time. That said, they’re bonded to your teeth and aren’t intended to be removed. They’re also considered irreversible because our team will remove a thin layer of enamel before placing them so that they line up properly against your gums. This protective outer layer doesn’t regenerate so you’ll need to have veneers or some other restoration in place ongoing.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

While your permanent veneers are being created, you’ll likely be given a temporary set to wear while you wait to protect your teeth. During this time, you should avoid anything overly hard that could break them like raw fruits and vegetables, candy, or ice. These also stain relatively easily so if you don’t want a darkened smile, steer clear of foods known to cause discoloration like tea, coffee, red wine, and some types of berries.

Then, when your permanent veneers are placed you should still watch what you eat to prevent damaging or dislodging them. Things that are extremely hard or crunchy can chip or crack them.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers are made of an incredibly durable ceramic that’s intended to last. One study completed in 2012 found that 95% of them lasted 5 years, 94% lasted 10 years, and 83% lasted 20 years. That means if you care for them properly, there’s a good chance that they’ll stick around for a decade or two. Typically, the lifespan is about 10 to 15 years.

When they fail, it’s usually because they’ve been chipped, cracked, or fractured somehow. You can protect them by practicing consistent daily dental hygiene habits like brushing and flossing twice daily. Also, try not to bite hard items like pen caps, fingernails, or ice cubes.

Can Insurance Cover Veneers?

Most dental insurance policies don’t cover this treatment because it’s considered cosmetic. However, there’s a chance that your plan might reimburse some of the cost if they’re deemed medically necessary for your oral health in some capacity. Your dentist can help you establish whether this is the case when you arrive for your consultation appointment. If you’re not sure what your insurance contributes to, you’re welcome to contact us . Our friendly team is familiar with many policies and is happy to help you make the most of your benefits.

If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry! We believe cost shouldn’t keep you from having the smile you deserve and so we have other options to help make your veneers more affordable. We have several in-house memberships at various price points that include discounts on cosmetic services. You can also apply for flexible financing with Cherry Financing and CareCredit to break up your total invoice into more manageable installments.