San Jose patients ask about the cost of porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are popular restorations used by patients in the San Jose area who would like to correct imperfections of their smiles. These restorations are made of ceramic, a material commonly used by dentist for repairs. This material has been used in the past for crowns, bridges, and fillings because it is both strong and attractive. It resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel, making it the most desirable option for many men and women seeking repair of their smile.
Patients who are interested in porcelain veneers may want to ask their dentist about the cost. The cost of porcelain veneers may vary for several reasons. There are many different factors that need to be considered when quoting the estimated cost for porcelain veneers. This is why Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental will encourage patients to make a consultation appointment with her and her team to undergo a physical examination, x-rays, and other diagnostic services to ensure patients are appropriate candidates first. Then, the estimated cost may be considered after patients have discussed their current dental insurance coverage, as their plan may help reduce their out-of-pocket expenses. Only then can Dr. Munira Lokhandwala provide an accurate estimate as to the overall cost for treatment from start to finish.
The process of porcelain veneers is rather simple. Patients decide if they are appropriate, and then the teeth are prepared with the removal of a thin portion of enamel off the front facing. Impressions are made to get a mold of the natural tooth structure and then are digitized into the CEREC machine available in-house. A CEREC device is a milling machine that can create restorations while patients wait. The veneer is fabricated on-site within 20 minutes, and then they are bonded in place over the front of the tooth. In rare instances, patients may need to have their porcelain veneers created at a dental laboratory, and this will affect the time and cost needed for placement. All of this can be discussed with patients before they start the process.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala ensures that the cost of porcelain veneers will fit most budgets and make aesthetic treatment a reality for those who are ready to enhance their natural smile!