Dental Veneers FAQs

The best cosmetic dental treatment available from our Mesa, Arizona are custom dental veneers. Veneers are custom-made thin shells of porcelain that are cemented over the front surface of your teeth. Cosmetic veneers can be placed over chips, cracks, discolored teeth, or used to straighten crooked teeth and can close in gaps. Here are some of the most common questions we hear in our office related to the veneers procedure.

  1. Are Veneers the Best Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure?

While veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for many patients, not everyone will be a candidate.  When you’re ready to make a change, Dr. Vinh Huynh will discuss all your treatment options with you and help you decide which cosmetic treatment or treatments are best for your situation.


  1. How Many Teeth Do I Need To Have Treated?

You can get as many veneers as you’d like, however, to get the full effect of a complete smile makeover, you’ll want to address all of the teeth that show when you smile.  For most people this means the front 6-8 top teeth 一 maybe even 10 if you have a very wide smile.

  1. How Long Does It Take To See Results From Porcelain Veneers?

When compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, getting porcelain veneers is one of the quickest treatments from start to finish. The process takes about two visits.  At the first visit our Mesa cosmetic dentist will remove an egg-shell thickness of enamel from the front surface of the teeth being treated.  We will then take an impression of the prepped teeth.  Finally, we’ll make a set of temporary veneers to wear for a few weeks.  During this time, our top-of-the-line cosmetic dental laboratory will craft your permanent veneers from the impression that we submitted. Once the final restorations have arrived at our office you’ll return for another visit where we’ll remove the temporary veneers and permanently cement the permanent ones in place.

  1. How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

If cared for properly you restorations can last for many years.  An average of about 10-15 years is to be expected with an upward timeframe of about 25 years.

  1. What Can You Do To Ensure That Your Veneers Last a Long Time?

To ensure that your dental veneers last as long as they need to, you should be careful to avoid biting into hard foods.  Also, don’t use your teeth as tools 一 like you would if you were trying to open a package.  Avoid nail biting as well.  If you grind or clench your teeth, then let our Mesa, Arizona dentist know. We can fit you with a nightguard to wear while you sleep to protect your veneers from chipping, breaking, or popping off.

  1. How Much Do Veneers Cost?

Porcelain veneers aren’t cheap, but when you consider what’s involved in the process, how long they last, and the difference they will make in your life, the price tag will seem more reasonable.

If you’re working on a budget, let our dentist know during your cosmetic consultation because this can help narrow down your options as far as how many veneers you need and the type we can provide. Porcelain veneers may also be combined with other, more affordable, treatments to achieve the desired look.  Whitening your teeth, Invisalign, or dental bonding are some possibilities.

Regardless of what the cost is, we’ll always discuss all prices with you up-front before completing any treatment.  We’ll never put you in a position where you feel like you’re being forced to pay an amount that you’re not comfortable with.

  1. Does Dental Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers?

Since dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure your dental insurance plan won’t pay anything toward them.

  1. Is There Financing Available for Cosmetic Dentistry like Veneers?

Eastport Dental offers Care Credit, Greensky, and Lending Club financing to make your cosmetic dreams a reality. We may even be able to offer you a 0% interest payment plan for up to 18 months. Our expert team will work with you to help set you up with payments that are affordable to you.

Dental Veneers in Mesa, Arizona

When it comes to the appearance of your teeth and detailed procedure like porcelain veneers, you’ll want to make sure that you’re in the most artistic, skilled hands.  In Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Vinh Huynh, DMD of Eastport Dental is experienced in helping patients enhance their smiles and looks forward to being a part of your transformation journey. You deserve having the smile you’ve always wanted so don’t delay and longer, give us a call to schedule your consultation today.

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