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Veneers– Lincoln, NE

Transform Your Damaged Teeth Into a Flawless Smile

Even if your mouth is healthy, your smile can still be riddled with cosmetic imperfections. Whether your teeth are cracked, crooked, misaligned, severely discolored, or you have gaps between them, porcelain veneers in Lincoln can repair all of these issues in only a few visits to South Ridge Dental. Instead of letting these unsightly problems impact your self-esteem and cause you to hide your grin out of embarrassment, let Drs. Ryan or Steven Shaffer help fix them! We are passionate about providing each of our patients with a comfortable and lasting cosmetic solution that allows them to get the most out of everyday interactions!

Why Choose South Ridge Dental For Veneers? 

What are Veneers?

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Veneers are custom-crafted porcelain shells that are permanently placed over your natural teeth to conceal a variety of imperfections. The process typically takes place over the course of a few visits with your cosmetic dentist in Lincoln and each shell works to transforms the size, length, and shape of the teeth that you’d like to have repaired.

Who is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

porcelain veneers being placed over the model of a tooth

If you’re unhappy with your grin because of cosmetic imperfections, porcelain veneers may be a great solution for you. The best way to learn more is to visit Drs. Ryan or Steven Shaffer for a consultation. They can answer any questions you may have and help you determine what your desires are and whether this service can help achieve them. You may be a great candidate if you’re looking to fix:

How Does the Veneers Procedure Work?

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Getting dental veneers in Lincoln is usually broken down into three different visits: the consultation, the preparation, and bonding the permanent veneers. During your initial visit, our team will examine your teeth and discuss whether veneers are the right choice for you. We can also answer any questions you may have. We’ll then schedule your next appointment to prepare your teeth.

During the second trip to our state-of-the-art facilities, we’ll remove a small portion of your natural enamel, so the veneers lay flush and even with the rest of your teeth once they’re permanently placed. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send off to our dental laboratory to have your permanent veneers crafted to our specifications.

Usually, it takes about two to four weeks before we receive your veneers and can schedule your last appointment. Once they come in, we’ll remove your temporary ones and make sure your new veneers meet our high-quality standards. We’ll use special dental cement and curing light to attach them to your natural teeth and make any final adjustments.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

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Although getting veneers requires at least two separate appointments, veneers offer many advantages to patients who are looking to refresh their grin. For instance, correcting minor misalignment, which otherwise would involve months and months of orthodontic treatment, can be completed in just a matter of weeks. Other benefits make this treatment one of the most popular cosmetic services available.

Natural Appearance

The material used to create veneers resembles tooth enamel extremely well. In fact, you may know someone who has veneers, but their smile looks so natural that you can’t tell veneers are there at all! But we take veneers a step further by customizing each case. Every patient’s unique smile gets a unique set of veneers designed specifically to give them perfect, yet natural-looking results.

Gentle on Gum Tissue

Compared to some other materials, dental porcelain has very little effect on the gum tissue. When we apply and bond the veneers in place, we’ll make sure that your gums and tooth structure are properly taken care of so that your veneers not only look natural but also feel natural and comfortable.

Stain-Resistant Material

Although natural enamel can yellow in few years, the ceramic material used for veneers resists stains for much longer. As a result, you drink your coffee and tea without worrying about the brightness of your smile. Just be sure to brush and floss every day and come to South Ridge Dental for regular cleanings and checkups.

Custom-Matched Color

For many patients, the problem with their natural teeth is stubborn discoloration. Other times, just a couple of teeth are getting veneers, so we match the veneers to the color of your other teeth. During your consultation, we’ll determine the exact shade your veneers need to be to fit seamlessly with your beautiful smile.

If you have any questions about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, our team of caring dental professionals will be more than happy to help out. Contact us today to start your journey towards getting a grin that you’ll be proud of.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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When it comes to your smile, there is no room for error. That’s why investing in a skilled Lincoln cosmetic dentist and effective treatment in the short and long term is so important! While veneers are one of the more expensive cosmetic dental services available, they offer a comprehensive means of achieving stunning results, while other treatments may only address certain types of issues. During your consultation, we’ll be more than happy to discuss your goals for your smile and what options may be best for you, as well as a personalized cost estimate.

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

Closeup of smiling patient with veneers in Lincoln

Naturally, different types of cosmetic dental treatments come at different cost points because they’re designed to accomplish different results:

  • At-Home Teeth Whitening –With one of our professional at-home teeth whitening kits, you can get a sparkling smile in just a few weeks! Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic treatments because it only changes the color of teeth, not their shape.
  • Direct Bonding – If you’d like to fix both the shape and the color of one or more teeth, direct bonding is a quick and inexpensive solution. This treatment uses tooth-colored composite resin to reshape teeth or cover patches of discoloration. However, it can only be used to correct minor imperfections and it will need to be touched up every few years.
  • Veneers – While veneers are more costly than either teeth whitening or direct bonding, they stand apart from the crowd because of how they can transform the size, shape, color, and complete appearance of one or more teeth with a single beautiful and comprehensive treatment.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Since veneers are a cosmetic treatment, they’re not typically covered under dental insurance. However, every plan is different, so we’ll be happy to go over the details of your policy with you to make sure your benefits are being maximized.

Thankfully, there are other options for making veneers budget-friendly. In addition to limited-time special offers, there are two easy ways to make your new smile as affordable as possible:

  • In-House Membership Plan – If you don’t have dental insurance, you may be interested in our in-house membership plan. For one simple annual fee, your basic dental care will be covered and you’ll get discounts on other services.
  • CareCredit Financing – CareCredit is a third-party financing company that offers low- to no-interest payment plans. Qualifying patients can get the treatment they’re interested in and break up the final cost into smaller monthly payments.

If you’d like to learn more about the cost of veneers in Lincoln, give us a call and schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you transform your smile in a way that works best for your budget!

Veneers FAQs

An older woman showing off her beautiful, new smile thanks to veneers

Transforming your smile with veneers is an effective way to hide imperfections and achieve the look you desire. Their customized look and careful application are guaranteed to leave you with a natural appearance that improves your self-esteem and gives you a reason to smile again. But before you move forward with this type of cosmetic treatment, you likely have many questions about the process and aftercare. Fortunately, our team at South Ridge Dental is here to provide you with the answers you need to feel confident about your upcoming procedure. Below is a list of veneer FAQs in Lincoln. Should you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can veneers become stained?

The truth is that veneers can indeed become stained over time if you do not properly maintain them. The material used is much more stain-resistant than traditional tooth enamel, but if you are prone to drinking dark-colored beverages, do not adequately clean your teeth, or continue to smoke and use tobacco products, your veneers can become discolored. This is why it is important that you be mindful of your daily habits and oral hygiene routine, so your veneers will continue to look beautiful every day.

Why are veneers better than other cosmetic treatments?

Veneers are designed to be a permanent solution to hide smile imperfections. Unlike other solutions that will either fade or can be reversed, veneers require altering your natural teeth. As a result, you cannot remove your veneers and return to your previous smile. When discussing your options with your dentist, make sure you are 100% confident you want to move forward with veneers, as it is a lifetime commitment.

What should I do if a veneer comes off?

While it might seem like a panic-stricken moment, do not worry. Should you have a veneer accidentally come off for any reason, make sure to contact our office and schedule an appointment to come in. If the veneer breaks, bring any pieces with you to your appointment. If possible, we will try to re-bond it, but if this is not possible, our team can have a new veneer created to restore your smile.

If I don’t have veneers on all my teeth, how can I be sure they’ll match the rest of my teeth?

Many patients who choose not to have veneers on all their teeth often turn to teeth whitening before or after treatment. This ensures that all your teeth will be the same color and give you an even, natural-looking smile. Ultimately, the decision is yours as to how many teeth you want to cover but remember, there are available options if you prefer to only cover your visible teeth but wish to have all match in color.

Will dental insurance cover my veneer treatment?

It is unlikely that your dental insurance will agree to cover veneer treatment. Why? Because it is a cosmetic procedure and not “medically necessary.” As a result, you will need to seek alternative ways to pay for your treatment. Fortunately, at South Ridge Dental, we offer flexible financing through CareCredit, which allows you to apply for low or no interest payment plans. You can also enroll in our in-house membership plan that offers discounts on many treatments for one, low, flat fee.

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