Getting Veneers In Your 20S? What You Should Know

For many people, their twenties are a decade where appearance is important. While you're in your twenties, your dating life and your career often take precedence. Because of this, many in this age group want to look as good as possible. Smile enhancement, whether it's through teeth whitening, braces, or other methods, is common. Dental veneers are one way that many people in their twenties change their smiles. If you are considering dental veneers in your twenties, here are a few things that you should know.

What They Can Do

When it comes to dental veneers, the first thing that you should be aware of is what they can do for your smile. Veneers are thin shells made out of either porcelain or composite that are attached to the outside of the teeth in order to improve their appearance. Dental veneers can hide staining, change the shape of your teeth, change the size of your teeth, and even correct spaces and disguise a small amount of crookedness. If you have minor cosmetic issues or staining that does not respond to whitening treatments, veneers are a great option. 

The Cost

While veneers can do a lot to improve the appearance of your smile, it does come at a cost. The average cost of veneers ranges from $500 to $1,100 per tooth. It's also unlikely that your veneers will be covered by dental insurance since they are cosmetic. If you are considering veneers, it's important to determine whether or not you are able to fit them into your budget. If you want veneers on multiple teeth it can cost thousands of dollars. Many have veneers placed on the four upper front teeth that are most visible when you smile. This costs between $2,000 and $4,500 on average. 


Another thing to consider when it comes to veneers is that they do have a lifespan. While you will brush and floss your teeth that have the veneers just as you would your teeth without veneers, eventually the veneers will need to be replaced even with proper care. The average lifespan of veneers with proper care is between 10 and 15 years. If you get veneers in your twenties, chances are you will need to have them replaced sometime during your thirties or forties. 

If you are in your twenties and want to make changes to your smile, veneers may be the right choice for you. However, it's important to consider a few things. Veneers are great for correcting a variety of issues and can give you the smile you desire. This does come at a cost. Veneers can easily cost thousands of dollars and it's important to make sure that they fit into your budget. Veneers also have a lifespan between 10 and 15 years. Eventually replacement will be needed. 

Contact a dentist, like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC, for more help.