If you have a cosmetic issue with one or more of your teeth, a veneer or multiple veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Dental veneers are high-quality, long-lasting cosmetic repairs that are perfect for patients that have moderate damage that needs to be mended.
Below is more information about what veneers are, who they are right for, and what you can expect to pay for dental veneers in New York.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
Whether or not veneers are right for you depends on a few factors. Dental veneers are often a good option for…
· Repairing cracks and chips
· Improving aesthetic appearance
· Improving tooth coloration
· Adjusting uneven and misaligned teeth
· Providing additional tooth support
Patients love dental veneers because of their ability to restore the natural appearance of teeth. This, in turn, can help to improve the mood, confidence, and self-esteem of the patient. A straight, white smile can do wonders!
If you have a tooth that has been damaged due to an accident, is discolored, is misaligned, or is decayed, contact Forest Hills Dental to set an appointment. We’ll take a look at the tooth or teeth that are affected and determine the best course of action to repair the issue.
Dental Veneers or Dental Crowns?
There are actually a few options for the repair of teeth. If you have a very minimal amount of damage, dental bonding can be enough. If your tooth is more severely damaged but can still be saved, a dental crown is the best choice. For anything in-between, your dentist will generally opt for a dental veneer.
Dental veneers allow the patient to maintain a good amount of their natural tooth, which is ideal. They provide additional support and look outstanding. They can blend perfectly with the smile of the patient. If the damage is too severe for a veneer, your dentist will reshape the tooth more thoroughly and place a dental crown.
The sooner you see your dentist about the repair of a damaged tooth, the better. Your dentist wants to save as much of your natural tooth as possible! Make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as you notice a crack or chip in your tooth.
There are different types of veneers that your dentist and you may choose between. One popular option is porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are very realistic looking, while also being strong and durable. They are created to closely mimic the look of the natural tooth and blend in seamlessly not only with the tooth they are being placed on but also the surrounding teeth.
Composite (“Same Day”) Veneers
For those looking for a quick solution that is also a bit more affordable, composite veneers may be the right choice. These veneers can often be produced and placed on the same day as the appointment. While they can be produced quicker and are generally a little more affordable, it’s important to keep in mind they don’t provide the same level of protection as porcelain veneers, as they aren’t as durable.
Set an appointment with Dr. Mark for an examination and consultation. He will help to determine if a dental veneer is the right choice for you. From there, you can discuss the different veneer options that may be available.
Once you’ve had your new veneer placed, you need to take proper care of it. While the veneer itself is a prosthetic, it isn’t immune to damage and plaque. You also have to keep in mind that your natural tooth sits under the veneer, and it is still susceptible to decay and infection. Without caring for the tooth with the veneer and the gums around it, you are at risk for gum disease, cavities, root infections, and other issues.
To ensure the ongoing health of your teeth and gums after the placement of a veneer or multiple veneers, you need to continue to brush, floss, and rinse twice a day. You also need to visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup. During this time, your dentist will check all of your teeth, including any teeth with veneers. If there are any issues, they can be addressed.
If you grind or clench your teeth at night, you should invest in a mouthguard. While over-the-counter mouthguards are available, you may want to consider a custom mouthguard created by your dentist. These custom mouthguards are designed to perfectly fit your mouth and teeth.
How Much Are Veneers in New York?
There are a few factors that go into the cost of veneers in New York. One factor is the particular office you go to. Some offices charge more for the same services than others. Another major factor may be insurance coverage. Some insurance companies offer at least partial payment for dental veneers, while others don’t. If your insurance provider doesn’t cover veneers or covers a very small portion, you’ll need to consider options to cover the out-of-pocket costs. The material used to produce the veneer is also a factor that needs to be taken into consideration.
With all of that being said, you can generally expect a veneer to cost approximately $950-$2,500. If you are getting a “full set” (generally around 10-20), expect to pay somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000 or more (before insurance).
If you would like to learn more about the potential cost of your veneers, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We can discuss costs and insurance more in detail with you.
Why Forest Hills Dental?
There are a lot of cosmetic dentistry providers in New York. So, why Forest Hills Dental?
Forest Hills Dental offers top-quality, affordable dentistry services by a caring and professional staff. Our facility is comfortable and modern, and we use high-end dental equipment to provide your services.
We are deeply committed to customer satisfaction. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your overall experience and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental Today!
If you are considering dental veneers or you require any other dentistry services, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We’ll schedule you an appointment.