Best Veneers in Madison
Dental Health Associates Offers the Best Options for Dental Veneers
If you’re thinking about getting porcelain veneers for your teeth, there’s a lot to consider. Starting with the type of veneer. For cosmetic enhancement, the top 3 options are porcelain veneers, Lumineers® and composite veneers (aka bonded veneers). In order of cost, here’s a quick look at all three:
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. The translucent quality of porcelain results in a very natural looking tooth, and if cared for properly can last 20 years or more. Before being applied, the tooth has to be ground down about half a millimeter to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. Since the tooth’s enamel is destroyed, you can’t later have the veneer removed.
Lumineers ® are also made of porcelain (Cerinate®) but are considerably thinner than other porcelain veneers. Lumineers don’t require any contouring of the teeth before applying them, just a cleaning and polishing. The entire application is painless, and the veneers can last up to 20 years. The downside to Lumineers is their opacity, which causes them to look less natural than porcelain veneers. They’re also more fragile than conventional porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers, aka “bonding,” is a relatively inexpensive and quick way to get brighter teeth. They have a noticeably less natural look than porcelain veneers but can be applied in just one appointment. Unlike porcelain, bonded veneers will chip and stain. You can expect to get about 5 to 10 years of service from these veneers.
If natural-looking teeth are important to you, our recommendation is porcelain veneers. Dental Health Associates has applied these veneers for many patients, with spectacular results. Patients with only one or two problem teeth usually find the cost manageable. If you’re looking for Hollywood celebrity style veneers on all teeth, you’ll need a celebrity-sized bank account.
Although porcelain veneers look fantastic, they aren’t for everyone. If you have gum disease, are plagued by unhealthy teeth, or grind your teeth in your sleep, porcelain veneers won’t work for you. However, we have other cosmetic treatments worth considering, like bleaching.
Choose the Best Dentist for Your Porcelain Veneers
Besides the type of veneer you choose, your choice of dentist is also important. In the Madison area, Dental Health Associates is well known for high-quality dental care—both restorative and cosmetic. Our clinic has been recognized by Madison Magazine in their list of the Top Dentists in Dane County, and we consistently get glowing reviews from our patients. Check our Google or Facebook pages to see what hundreds of satisfied patients have to say about us.
At Dental Health Associates, you can count on experienced, caring dentists who will advise you of all your options, help you choose the best one for you, and do an impeccable job of applying whatever type of veneer you decide on.
About Dental Health Associates
In 1969, five visionary Madison dentists saw the need for a complete range of dental services in a single location and joined their practices to form Dental Associates of Madison. Besides offering comprehensive dental care at one location, these dentists had the foresight to realize peer review and shared consultation would inevitably enhance the quality of dental care.
Over the years, Dental Health Associates has grown to over 30 dentists with a staff of over 250 serving the Madison area at 7 locations. We remain committed to our founders’ original goal of providing the highest quality dental care in the area.