Beautiful, red carpet-worthy smiles are possible without lengthy orthodontic treatments or invasive dental procedures. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that give you the straighter, whiter smile you’ve been dreaming of – in just two visits to your Clinton, NJ dentist.
Drs. Carson Ferris-Zeolla and Victoria Uryniak offer cosmetic dentistry services in the Clinton, NJ area and can determine if veneers are the right option for you. To learn even more about the procedure, and receive a personalized cost estimate, schedule a consultation by calling 908-200-7007.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin – but strong – pieces of medical-grade ceramic material that a dentist uses to conceal imperfections in otherwise healthy teeth. Veneers cover the front, visible surfaces of teeth and are a great option for patients with teeth that are:
- Unevenly spaced
- Deeply stained
To begin, your dentist takes impressions of the teeth to create molds, so the final veneers fit the natural smile seamlessly. Your dentist preps the natural teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel, creating a more textured surface on which the veneer can bond. Patients may receive temporary veneers while the final, custom veneers are made. Dr. Ferris-Zeolla or Dr. Uryniak adhere the final veneers to the natural teeth with a dental cement, and finely shape and polish them. A brand-new smile can come together in just two office visits and last anywhere from 10-20 years with routine care and good oral hygiene.
How much do they cost?
Veneers can create beautiful smiles, but they do come with a higher price tag than other cosmetic smile solutions such as professional whitening, tooth or gum contouring, or dental bonding. It should be noted that porcelain veneers are not permanent smile solutions; though you can expect them to last up to two decades, they will eventually need to be replaced. When estimating costs, it’s important to remember that veneer maintenance will require additional investments down the road.
The national average cost for porcelain veneers ranges anywhere from $900 to $2,000 per tooth. Though that’s a sizeable number, veneers often achieve the same final appearance as that of professional whitening, dental bonding, and orthodontics combined.
Porcelain Veneers Cost Factors
There are several factors that contribute to the cost of porcelain veneers. Some of these include:
- Type of veneers: These custom restorations can be fabricated from various types of dental porcelain. In general, the most lifelike options cost a bit more compared to those crafted from older materials.
- Experience and reputation of the dentist: In most cases, experienced dentists charge more than newer doctors.
- Geographic location: The overall cost of dental care varies across the United States. The cost of porcelain veneers will likely be higher in metropolitan areas compared to rural parts of the country.
Flexible Financing Options
Cosmetic procedures aren’t always covered by some dental insurance plans. However, Dr. Carson Ferris-Zeolla and Dr. Victoria Uryniak offer CareCredit® special financing. Patients can apply online and, if approved, benefit from a finance plan featuring zero-interest monthly payments. CareCredit® can even be used with certain procedures that insurance doesn’t cover. Affordable monthly payments mean that investments to improve your smile through porcelain veneers, or other cosmetic or restorative procedures are more attainable for you or your family.
Where can I receive porcelain veneers in Clinton, NJ?
If you are interested in veneers, and want to know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, contact our office at 908-200-7007. Our staff will be happy to schedule a consultation for you with Dr. Ferris-Zeolla or Dr. Uryniak, as well as provide more information on CareCredit® services you may be eligible for.