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Dentist Sandy Springs: How much do Veneers Cost?

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A porcelain veneer provides an excellent match.

They can run anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth. And yes, veneers can be quite expensive but if done correctly the process is quite tedious. But they do offer several benefits, including a distinctly improved smile.

First, what are veneers?  They are extremely thin custom made covers for the front surface of the teeth. They can be made from porcelain or direct composite resin.  While porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite, they last much longer and are more stain resistant.  Traditional composite veneers last on average between five and seven years while porcelain veneers last between 10 and 18 years.

Veneers are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used to fix chipped or broken teeth or teeth that have become discolored by root canal work, excessive fluoride, or drugs such as tetracycline. Veneers can also be used to correct misaligned teeth or ones with gaps between them.  But the most common reason for veneers is cosmetic. They can be used to change the length, shape, size and color of teeth. In effect, they can be used to create a designer smile.

Because veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, they generally are not covered by insurance. In some cases, depending on the insurance company and the policy coverage they may be eligible for a dental discount. The amount and availability of this discount varies widely.  In special circumstances some insurance may pay up to 50% depending on the type of policy. To offset the high cost of veneers, most dentists offer special payment plans.

Getting dental veneers is a multi-step process. The initial visit usually consists of a consultation and depending on the dentist and the amount of work to be done, x-rays and/or impressions of the teeth may be done at this time.  On the first working visit the dentist will remove approximately 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth or teeth to be veneered and make a model to send to the lab that will make the veneer.  This is most often done with a local anesthetic. Normally it takes one to two weeks to construct the veneers.  During the next visit, the veneer is temporarily placed to check for proper color and fit.

The tooth that is to receive the veneer is then cleaned, polished, and etched. The etching roughens the surface of the tooth for better adhesion of the veneer. The veneer is cemented into place and a follow up visit to check placement and adhesion may be required.

Your smile is the first things that people notice about you which is the primary reason people want porcelain veneers.  If we can be of service or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

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Dentist Sandy Springs: A Beautiful Smile Is Precious And Priceless

mature women smiling3 bondingYou know that the shape, shade, length and spacing of your teeth significantly affects your smile? And your smile greatly affects your self-esteem. So obviously, the conditions that impact negatively on your smile include broken, cracked or worn teeth, discolored teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, decayed teeth, gaps between your teeth and “gummy smiles.”

The good news is with modern technology and improved materials, these situations can be dramatically altered to create natural looking, long-lasting beautiful smiles. Each patient’s specific circumstance must be evaluated on its own merits.  Factors such as occlusion [bite], oral habits, available space, health of the gum tissue, severity of the problem and patient expectation must be taken into account when planning your cosmetic makeover.

Depending on the situation, there are a variety of choices that all result in excellent esthetic outcomes. For whiter natural teeth, in-office or at-home whitening techniques are available. Repairing teeth or closing spaces may be accomplished with tooth-colored composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.

These procedures vary in time and cost and have differences in longevity and appearance. If you’re not satisfied with your smile or want to learn if you’re a good candidate for any of these remarkable techniques, call our office for a complimentary cosmetic consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld DDS, PC,  ADA Accredited Prosthodontist
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
(404) 256-3620
info@rightsmilecenter.com
http://www.rightsmilecenter.com

 

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Failed Porcelain Veneers?: Alpharetta: Prosthodontist

Porcelain VeneersI have veneers that have fallen off.  Is this normal?

Occasionally, it happens.  Despite all precautions, post treatment complications may occur.  But it’s not acceptable when it happens more than once.  If your teeth are properly prepared and the veneers have been correctly bonded, then they should not fail in the absence of problems related to the alignment of your bite.

Failed porcelain veneers can be caused by:

  1. Poor construction
  2. Poor tooth preparation and planning[1]
  3. Improper bonding[2]
  4. Improper alignment

Most often it is a failure of improper bonding. Bonding porcelain to teeth is a technically sensitive procedure. Careful assessment, additional substantive treatment, precise clinical and laboratory techniques are critical aspects to ensure the veneers enjoy optimal longevity and aesthetic beauty.

How difficult is it to have them re-done?

Old veneers can be removed, but it is very tedious and technique sensitive.  The question is how well were the teeth prepared prior having the veneers bonded?  Where an excessive amount of tooth structure was removed the removal may ultimately compromise the longevity of the teeth and veneers.  This of course is not a reason to live with unacceptable veneers, just a cautionary bit of ‘informed consent’.

Porcelain veneers have been shown to be a good conservative and aesthetic treatment option. However they do have limitations and they are not an acceptable solution for every patient. Before treating a patient with porcelain veneers, the determination of the patient’s oral environment requires a properly trained clinician.

If we can be of assistance or answer any of your questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

Prosthodontics Training from Emory University

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com


[1] Prep design and patient selection have an enormous influence on the veneer’s success rate.  Unfortunately, there are providers who are willing to sacrifice certain ethical considerations in order to generate additional revenues.

[2] If the surfaces are not properly prepared and free of contaminants such as foreign substances, water or saliva, there will be a bond failure.

 


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Dentist Alpharetta: How much does tooth bonding cost?

Porcelain VeneersIt depends.  Sounds like a lawyer answer to the question.  But it does depend on the type of bonding procedure being performed.  Is it to improve the contour of a front tooth, to replace an old filling with a more esthetic restoration or to fill a small cavity? Each procedure involves different resources, therefore different fees.

As with all dental fees the service may vary depending on where you live or where your dentist is located or his or her level of training.  There is always going to be a range of fees for the same service, depending on the experience of the dentist, materials used, esthetic demands of the procedure and complexity of the treatment.

The average cost of cosmetic dental bonding ranges from $250 to $600 per tooth.   Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the bonding, particularly when it is done for functional reasons.  The cheapest, does not necessarily mean it is the best.

The bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile.  Basically, bonding will cover any number natural flaws by applying a thin coating of plastic material to the front surface of your teeth.  Depending on where the resin is placed, the restoration could last up to 10 years, but I usually tell people 5 years.

While they may not last as long as desired, the main advantage over silver fillings is the esthetics. Because silver does not stick to teeth, a large portion of  healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep an amalgam  filling in place.  Whereas composites permit your dentist to remove only the decayed area of the tooth.  Also, composite bonding expands just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth.  The disadvantage is bonding with composites simply costs more in time and material.

If you would like to know more about composite bonding or whether this is the right solution to enhance your smile, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com


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Dentist Sandy Springs: Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain VeneersYou want a dazzling smile without gaps, chips, or stains?  Usually, after just two visits, you can look forward to enjoying a brand new, natural-looking smile for years to come.

How’s this possible? With porcelain veneers. Designed just for you, veneers are made of durable porcelain and placed over the front of your teeth, enhancing their appearance and, in the process, boosting your self-confidence.  How do you think all those movie stars got those great smiles?  With a cosmetic prosthodontist and veneers.

The Right Smile in Two Visits[1]

Your first visit with allows us to talk to you about your smile.  As we get to know you and what you have in mind, we can create a plan that takes into consideration your overall appearance, including the shade of your teeth as well as the contours of your face. We’ll also make an impression of your teeth and gums, which our lab will work from to design your permanent veneers.

Your first appointment ends with prepping your teeth for the temporary veneers you’ll wear in the meantime. Your next appointment is all about fitting you with your permanent ones. Once they’re in place, you can leave our office with a more natural, more esthetically pleasing smile than you’ve ever had.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today

To find out more about porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation visits with Dr. Scheinfeld, call or email us today. Our office is conveniently located at the top of the perimeter in Sandy Springs.

Everyone loves a bright smile.  With porcelain veneers, it’s possible to finally have the dazzling smile you’ve been dreaming of.

The Right Smile For Your Lifestyle

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com


[1] There are occasions when circumstances dictate addition visits.  As an example, you may need to whitening your surrounding teeth to match the shade you desire.


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Dentist East Cobb: So what exactly are dental veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-colored material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material).  They are bonded (cemented) to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.   It’s really not that much different from brick on the front of one’s home.  Many Imagedentists use the alternative analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands.

What treatments or problems are veneers used for?

There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for treatment with dental veneers:

Stained teeth – badly stained or discolored that cannot be improved by teeth whitening or prophyflex treatments can be greatly improved by dental veneers, which function to cover any existing stains on your teeth.

Damaged teeth – teeth that have become badly worn through excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from veneers. A small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite bonding, also known as “composite veneers”.   A single damaged tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has the same characteristics and color as you natural teeth.

Gaps – spaces or gaps (technically termed as a diastimas) between your teeth can easily be closed using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform-looking smile.

Crooked teeth – Veneers are not the ideal treatment for crooked teeth, and from the point of view of preserving your natural teeth structure, orthodontics or Invisalign braces would probably a better solution.   However, this type of treatment can take up to a year or longer and be significantly more in cost to accomplish.   For teeth that are not severely crooked, veneers placed over their front surface will give a straight and perfectly aligned-looking smile.   For this type of treatment, many people refer to veneers as “instant orthodontics”, as you get a similar end result in a fraction of the time.

So which are better: composite veneers or porcelain veneers?

The most popular type of veneer is porcelain, which offers a stronger and more durable alternative to its composite counterpart.  Composite veneers are also more prone to staining and do not last as long as porcelain veneers.   Porcelain veneers also offer a more natural looking, translucent appearance. Composite veneers are much cheaper than porcelain veneers in general, but considering that they do not last as long and need replacing more often, they could end up costing more in both time and money in the long run.  Composite work is ideal for small chips, as this treatment preserves more of your natural tooth structure.

How long do dental veneers last?

Porcelain veneers will typically last between five and ten years, while composite veneers last a year or two at most. The bottom line is that your veneers will eventually need to be replaced. Although veneers are strongly cemented into place, there have been cases where they come loose and fall off. In such situations, it is important that you keep hold of your veneer and contact your dentist immediately. To make your veneers last longer, follow a good oral hygiene program and visit your dentist for check-ups on a regular basis.

Is it possible to have veneers fitted on the same day?

Usually, porcelain veneers are placed over a minimum of two visits as described above. A few cosmetic dentists have invested in CAM/CAD in-house ceramic studios such as E4D or CEREC, which can custom-produce high-quality ceramic veneers on-site in as little as six minutes. This technology enables the dental practice to offer single-visit, same-day ceramic veneers which are fitted within an hour.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a complimentary appointment to see if you’re a candidate for veneers, please contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

 

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Dentist East Cobb: How Much do Veneers Cost?

So how much do veneers really cost? The cost for porcelain veneers varies widely. They can run anywhere from $925 to $2,500 per tooth. There are several reasons for the difference in cost and it also varies widely across the United States.  And yes, veneers can be quite expensive but they do offer several benefits.  One of the benefits is a distinctly improved smile.

First, lets discuss what porcelain veneers are.  Porcelain veneers are extremely thin custom made covers for the front surface of the teeth. They can be made from porcelain or direct composite resin.  Although porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite, they last much longer and are more stain resistant.  Traditional composite veneers last on average between five and seven years while porcelain veneers last between 10 and 18 years.

Veneers are used for a variety of purposes. They can be used to fix chipped or broken teeth or teeth that have become discolored by root canal work, excessive fluoride, or drugs such as tetracycline. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct misaligned teeth or teeth with gaps between them.  But the most common reason for veneers is cosmetic. They can be used to change the length, shape, size and color of teeth. In effect, they can be used to create a designer smile.

There is also a difference in cost between having the procedure done in a metropolitan area versus a small town. Another cost variation is the difference in cost from one ceramics lab to the next. The number of veneers done also affects cost. A single veneer usually is more expensive per tooth than a set of veneers.

Because veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, they generally are not covered by insurance. In some cases, depending on the insurance company and the policy coverage they may be eligible for a dental discount. Again, the amount and availability of this discount varies widely.  In special circumstances some insurance may pay up to 50% depending on the type of policy. To offset the high cost of veneers, most dentists offer special payment plans.

Getting dental veneers is a multi-step process. The initial visit usually consists of a consultation and depending on the dentist and the amount of work to be done, x-rays and/or impressions of the teeth may be done at this time.  On the first working visit the dentist will remove approximately 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth or teeth to be veneered and make a model to send to the lab that will make the veneer.  This is most often done with a local anesthetic. Normally it takes one to two weeks to construct the veneers.  During the next visit, the veneer is temporarily placed to check for proper color and fit.

The tooth that is to receive the veneer is then cleaned, polished, and etched. The etching roughens the surface of the tooth for better adhesion of the veneer. The veneer is cemented into place and a follow up visit to check placement and adhesion may be required.

How long do porcelain veneers last? They can last between five and ten years or more, depending on how you take care of them. But at some point they probably will need to be replaced. Just like real teeth, porcelain veneers need to be thoroughly brushed and flossed daily.

Your smile is the first things that people notice about you which is the primary reason people want porcelain veneers.  If we can be of service or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 

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