Today, the porclain veneers costs range between $440 to 650 for one tooth (for one "unit" as professionals say). This range is based on various sources: the information received from the insurance companies, from stomatologists, from the special literature and the Internet. It is necessary to take into account that in big cities the price can be higher, as much 30 % more depending on the state.
It is doubtful, that a patient will choose their stomatologist based only on the porclain veneers costs. When we're talking about cosmetic procedures for your teeth, you should be worrying more about the quality of work and not just the price. Ask your friends and fellow workers. It is possible, that they will recommend to you the good doctor, and you can determine what expenses you are ready to give, according to porclain veneers costs. The large firms can suggest the dentistry costlier option easily.
In addition, a simple telephone inquiry with the stomatologic firm regarding your porclain veneers costs may help. But typically, most technicians won't be able to quote you a price, since it's difficult to make an assessment over the phone regarding the work to be done. It really is almost mandatory to initiate an in-person visit. However, there is still an alternative. In the United States, the American Stomatologic Association has developed a series of code numbers, each of which corresponds to the certain stomatologic procedure. This system of codes is universal, and is used by all stomatologic firms and insurance companies. The Code for porclain veneers prices is 02962. Using this code, you can receive an approximate cost of veneers in the stomatologic firm.
Before the stomatologist starts to make veneers for you, he should examine and document the current condition of your teeth. Most likely, he will ask you to be photographed widely smiling, and then will take an x-ray picture. In addition, it is necessary to take the mould on which models the veneers will be made. During the initial visit, it is necessary to explain to the stomatologist what you wish to achieve with the help of veneers. In many firms, there are the special computer systems, allowing to model your smile on the screen, and to look on a picture. To receive the desired veneers, you need to visit the doctor twice over a 2 to 3 week period.
Estimation of the veneer form is very important. Though porcelain veneers have been created as the ideal duplicate of your tooth surface, you and the stomatologist can decide that some elements of veneers should be short and approximated to make it even better. Since at this stage the veneer freely bases on a tooth (it is not pasted yet) sometimes it is inconvenient to find if the form is ideal. Some elements can seem too convex, others insufficiently approximated. Therefore, the final correction of proportions will be made after putting the veneers on a place.
Estimation of color is the important step. The veneer has been created from porcelain of that shade which was defined by the stomatologist. Its color can depend on color of cement by which it will be pasted on a tooth. The stomatologist will choose the most suitable cement.