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 dentists. This material has been used for crowns, bridges, and fillings because it is durable and attractive. It resembles the natural tooth enamel’s appearance, making it the most desirable option for many men and women to restore their smiles.
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. Many different factors are considered when quoting the estimated cost for porcelain veneers. That is why Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental encourages 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. After patients have reviewed their current dental insurance coverage, they may consider the estimated cost, as their plan may reduce their out-of-pocket expenses. Only then can Dr. Munira Lokhandwala provide an accurate estimate of the overall cost for treatment from start to finish.
The process of porcelain veneers is relatively 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. The team will use the iTero scanning technology to get impressions of the natural tooth structure. We then use an on-site Glidewell milling machine to manufacture your custom-made restorations while you wait. There’s no need for a temporary veneer or a second appointment. Your final veneer is fabricated on-site within 20 minutes and then 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. This will affect the time and cost required for placement. The StarBrite Dental team will discuss all of these concerns with patients before they start the process.
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala ensures that porcelain veneers’ cost will fit most budgets and make aesthetic treatment a reality for those who are ready to enhance their natural smile! Contact StarBrite Dental at 510-795-7786 for a consultation appointment.
Our team consists of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and Dr. Maryum Tariq who are highly skilled dentists with decades of dental experience in both cosmetic and general dentistry.