Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to change or enhance the appearance of a smile.  Teeth can be altered by adding hand crafted pieces of porcelain or ceramic to change the color and translucency of teeth.  Furthermore the shape, size, position and rotation of a tooth can all be modified to give a tooth and a smile an entirely different appearance.  Some great examples are shown below.  

All of the artistic craftsmanship and work shown on the following patients was performed by Todd Snyder, DDS.  Dr Snyder is one of less than 1% of dentists that are Accredited Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  As an international lecturer and author on cosmetic dentistry and many other topics, Dr Snyder has helped train dentists on the many facets of quality cosmetic dentistry.  Dr Snyder is also very fortunate to have some extremely talented master ceramists that work very closely with him to create incredibly life-like restorations. All of this to give you the best result possible.

Every porcelain veneer case is uniquely different and complex which requires a different approach to create the best final outcome for each patient. Before any work is done on your teeth, Dr. Snyder will prepare a mock-up of your smile design on a model. This will help you get a glimpse of what is possible in transforming your smile, and will help you make sure he understands what you want The amount of time to create a case has many variables as no two cases are the same.  Some cases can be completed in as quickly as two weeks while other more complex cases can require upwards of one to  two months to obtain the final results. Because of the custom nature of each case and the varying level of difficulty associated with each case the cost of veneers has a great degree of variability.  We strive to provide you with a great smile and the least amount of alteration to tooth structure and some cases allow us to provide very minimal to no preparation veneers.  If you are looking into Porcelain Veneers in Orange County, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach or the surrounding areas you owe it to yourself to come meet with us for a complimentary consultation

How Much Does A Porcelain Veneer Cost?

We are commonly asked the question of, "How much does a Porcelain Veneer Cost?"
There is sometimes a misconception that all dentists and their work are the same or that a veneer or a crown are all the same is totally incorrect. Any industry that offers personalized service and utilizes custom fabrication of a product can never be duplicated or offer the same outcome. Many dentists may do things similarly and get similar results but there are also highly skilled dentists that offer substantially different results because of their training and the fact that they are creating a custom one off product. Remember the process of fixing a tooth or a smile is 100% custom and the skill, training and artistic abilities of both the dentist and the master ceramist that crafts the veneers out of porcelain is what makes for a good appearance. The custom, artistic fabrication and handling of the tooth is unique to each tooth in our office, unlike most offices that treat every tooth the same and will often use a less skilled ceramist to create their restorations.

So shopping by only price will get you typically a poor outcome. We can say this because almost half of the cases we treat are Replacing Cosmetic Dental Procedures due to appearance and lack of skill when fabricating veneers and crowns. When you are evaluating an office you need to find out about their process, how many cases they have done and what training they have. I would want to see that they have done lots of cases and have lots of photos of their work so that i can see what type of craftsmanship I would be purchasing. We can make teeth any color shape or appearance vs many offices create the same look for every patient. Because of the custom nature of each tooth and smile being different, the technique that the dentist and laboratory technician provide will be varied based on the difficulty of each case. Hence there is not a set fee, but rather a range based on degree of difficulty, time and materials involved. With all the variability it's like asking a mechanic how much it costs to fix your car without them seeing the car first. They really need to see what all is involved, to determine the parts necessary and time to do the work. Dentistry is a custom procedure for each tooth and situation it is not something we pull off a shelf and do the same for everyone. 

A Google Search for "How much does a Porcelain Veneer Cost" sheds light on the wide range of costs based on skill, training, technique and materials. Here is a link pertaining to cosmetic dentistry having to be redone due to appearance and lack of skill.  

Dr Todd Snyder is an international lecturer and author on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Snyder helped to write a Book on Cosmetic Dentistry which is given to our patients during their complementary cosmetic consultation. You may also call and request a copy.

We offer complementary consultations to offer education and determine a cost for each unique case. We offer patients knowledge on the process of cosmetic alteration of tooth structure and what to look for when interviewing other dentists before making a decision based solely upon the cost.

We hope this helps. If we can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact our office.

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