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Porcelain Veneers – West Seneca, NY

Revitalize Your Smile in Just Two Visits


Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth due to cosmetic imperfections? Are you asking, “Where is a dentist near me for a noninvasive cosmetic procedure?” If you answered, “yes,” Applegate Dental is here to help. Porcelain veneers allow you to drastically enhance the beauty of your smile using a simple cosmetic procedure. By attaching thin shells to the front side of the teeth, cosmetic flaws are instantly hidden to give you more attractive teeth. The versatility of the veneers allows you to completely transform your smile with just one procedure. If you are ready to get your dream smile, Applegate Dental has the solution you need with porcelain veneers in West Seneca, NY.

Why Choose Applegate Dental for Porcelain Veneers?

  • High Quality Porcelain Materials
  • Long-Lasting Cosmetic Improvements
  • Caring, Knowledgeable Dental Team

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Woman's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

Porcelain veneers have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because they can effectively correct several cosmetic issues. Overall, your teeth gain a shapelier and more proportionate appearance. Often, veneers are used to make the teeth whiter by hiding dark tooth discoloration that does not respond to traditional whitening treatments.

Veneers can be used to hide chips, cracks, and abnormally shaped teeth. This is the perfect option for those who have shorter than average teeth. In some cases, you can use veneers as an alternative to orthodontics. By hiding minor alignment concerns, your teeth will appear straighter without needing a lengthy treatment.

When compared to dental veneers made from other materials, porcelain is the preferred choice because it is thinner. This allows more of the tooth’s structure to remain intact. Plus, porcelain closely mimics enamel so you will have a natural-looking, bright smile you will love showing off.

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Animated porcelain veneer placement

To transform your smile, you will need a consultation to see if you are a candidate for the procedure. If veneers are right for you, a customized treatment plan is created to help you reach your desired results. During the first phase of treatment, we thoroughly clean your teeth. If you have dark tooth discoloration, we may recommend a whitening treatment to ensure the highest level of results.

To create your custom-made veneers, we will need to remove a small amount of enamel by etching the surface of the teeth. This is necessary to ensure the veneers sit flush on the teeth while creating a secure bond. After preparation is complete, impressions are taken to create your new smile. The impressions are sent to our dental lab to ensure they meet your specific requirements.

While you wait for your veneers, we attach temporary veneers. In a couple of weeks, your new veneers will be ready to be bonded to your teeth. With the right care, your new smile will last an average of 10 years.

Get a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Man's smile compared with porcelain veneer shades

If you are ready to gain an attractive, confident smile with porcelain veneers in West Seneca, we will help you achieve your goal. We will create the customized treatment plan you need for a natural-looking smile using a noninvasive procedure.

Transform your smile in just a couple of appointments with porcelain veneers. Contact Applegate Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

man smiling after understanding the cost of veneers in West Seneca

Before you choose to perfect your smile with veneers in West Seneca, we understand completely if you are concerned about the cost. Our team is always transparent about our pricing, but we aren’t able to give general estimates because our customized veneers mean each case is completely unique. However, during your consultation, after we’ve taken a close look at your teeth and created a treatment plan, we can then talk about the financial details with you.

Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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  • Braces: In addition to taking up to three years to complete, braces can temporarily impair your appearance with brackets and wires. If you have very minor misalignment, veneers may be the faster and better solution for your smile for a comparable price.
  • Teeth Whitening: Although teeth whitening tends to cost less than veneers, there are cases where even professional whitening doesn’t work. Whether you’re taking certain medications or your teeth are simply not responding to treatment, veneers cover any discoloration regardless of the cause.
  • Direct Bonding: This more cost-effective alternative to veneers can address many of the same problems as porcelain, but it is not usually as natural looking or durable.
  • Veneers: Although these ceramic porcelain sheaths may have a higher cost than other cosmetic procedures, veneers last significantly longer and are custom fabricated to look just like natural enamel for a flawless look.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

patient learning how to make the cost of veneers affordable

Unlike necessary dental work, like root canals, crowns, or fillings, veneers are not typically covered by dental insurance because purely cosmetic procedures are considered elective. However, even if you can’t use your benefits to lower the cost, we provide ways to make veneers fit within your budget, such as financing. For those who qualify, low interest rates are available and break up the total price into monthly payments that are much easier to pay for than a one-time sum.

Veneers FAQs

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Before you get started with this treatment, you may find that you have questions about the veneers process. Great! we invite you to bring your questions to your veneer consultation, and we’ll happily address your concerns. For your convenience, we’ve answered a few questions in the content below. Please take some time to read our responses, but feel free to ask us in person if you need more explanation or information.

Can Veneers Be Whitened?

Not really. Once the shade of the veneers has been selected and made in the dental lab, it can’t really be altered, even by the bleaching power of professional teeth whitening. If you plan on getting veneers on some teeth and whitening others, we generally recommend doing the whitening treatment first. That way, we will be matching your veneers to a more brilliant shade in your enamel, and your teeth can look naturally uniform and flawless.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The lifespan of veneers typically runs for 10 to 15 years, but it ultimately depends on how well you care for them. If you brush and floss your teeth daily and get regular dental cleanings and checkups, chances are your veneers will stay in good shape for a long, long time. However, if you grind your teeth, chew on pencils or ice, or have other bad habits, your veneers may not last the full amount of time.

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

When preparing your teeth for veneers, we take off a tiny bit of enamel, which would likely be uncomfortable, but that’s why we give you a local anesthetic first! We wait until it has fully taken effect before we start removing this tooth structure. As a result, you should be completely numb and impervious to any pain while getting ready for your veneers. At all the other stages, you shouldn’t feel discomfort.

Are There Food Restrictions with Veneers?

No, you are free to eat basically anything you would eat with real teeth. The porcelain material is very durable and actually resists stains better than natural enamel. However, to keep your veneers in the best possible shape, you may want to be careful, especially soon after getting them, and avoid excessively hard foods. Consuming too much highly pigmented foods and drinks like coffee can also make your veneers discolor prematurely.