Most dental work can be expensive even with dental insurance, but cosmetic dental work is even more expensive. For this reason, and many others, it is very important to learn all you can about veneer teeth before having any work done.
The process of Veneer Teeth
The process of getting veneers is a long and expensive one. Most dental insurances do not pay for veneers because they are considered cosmetic and not necessary. For this reason it is very important that you know what types of choices you have, what is involved in the procedure, and what the cost will be.
First, you will need to pick out a dentist that you trust. You may even want to look around and interview a few different choices. Once you have chosen your dentist he/she will set up a consultation with you. This might not be included in the price of the veneers. During this appointment the dentist will inform you of the process and will let you know the total cost. During the visit the dentist will take x-rays and take impressions.
The next visit the dentist will shave down the teeth that they are attaching the veneer teeth to. They will take off about .5 millimeters of the existing enamel. For this part the dentist will give you Novocain. Once the teeth have been cleaned of the dust the dentist will gently bond the veneer teeth to your existing teeth.
The Choices and the Veneers Cost
When thinking about veneers you need to think about the cost and the difference in the three different options. Your dentist will make a consultation appointment with you and will give you a quote for the work, medication, and materials. The most traditional type of dental veneers are made from porcelain. This type of veneer is about .5 millimeters thick and cost about 500 to 1,000 dollars a tooth. Dental veneers are about 500-1,300 dollars a tooth, but if the veneer teeth are ultra thin the dentist will not have to remove the existing enamel from your teeth. It might be worth the extra money. The third and final choice of veneers is the Lumineers brand name veneers. The veneers cost is about 700 to 1,300 dollars for each tooth.
It is very important to look into all of your options when thinking of getting veneers. Take into consideration the number of appointments needed and any extra expenses that may pop up.
For more information and to establish the required treatment and cost, please sign up for a consultation here with a Veneer Teeth specialist.