Porcelain veneers are typically the most expensive option and take 2 to 3 appointments to apply. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to damage, but if they do become damaged in any way, they are difficult to repair and will most likely need to be replaced. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant.
Porcelain veneers usually last 10 to 15 years but may last 20 years or more with proper oral care habits. Porcelain veneers require the most enamel removal.
Composite resin veneers are slightly less expensive but can also be costly. Typically, the entire procedure can be completed within one appointment. Composite resin veneers are susceptible to cracks, chips, and other damage- but can easily be repaired. Composite resin veneers are not as stain-resistant as porcelain.
On average, composite resin veneers last 5 to 7 years. In some cases, they may last as long as 10 years or more with proper oral care habits. Composite resin veneers require less enamel removal than porcelain.
There is another option: no-prep veneers. These can usually be applied in one day, require no tooth prep, and can be removed. However, it is important to note that since they are applied to the enamel of your teeth, some damage may occur. While they are semi-permanent or reversible, your teeth may still be impacted.
If you have aesthetic concerns about your smile, schedule your consultation with Dr. Kryzman and Dr. Small at Palisades Dental Care in Dumont, NJ.
Dr. Kryzman was nominated as Bergen County’s Top Dentist for 2023. This is because she loves working with her patients to help them create the perfect smile, and she pays attention to every detail. In addition, she enjoys learning new dental techniques and practices and bringing them into her clinic. She will do everything she can to ensure that you have a pleasant visit.
Dr. Small has a passion for cosmetic dentistry, which is why he attends continuing education and seminars throughout the year. He took the time to complete the world-renowned Aesthetic Advantage Program: Veneers & Smile Design, making him an expert in this procedure.
We are located on East Madison Avenue in Dumont. Our office hours are:
The first appointment is the consultation. At this time, the dentist will examine your teeth and may take X-rays and impressions. The dentist will ask you about your personal expectations for the treatment and explain the procedure and its limits.
During the second appointment, the dentist will reshape the surface of the tooth/teeth being treated. This is done by removing some of the tooth enamel, equal to the thickness of the veneer being placed. Typically, local anesthesia will be provided to numb the area before the work is started.
After the enamel is removed, the dentist will create a model of the tooth/teeth being treated. The model will be sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of the veneers. You will choose the color of your veneers. This usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. In the meantime, temporary veneers will be placed to protect teeth.
The third and final appointment is when the veneers will be placed. Before cementing them in place, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and then place the permanent ones on your teeth to check the fit and color. If necessary, the veneer can be trimmed to get a perfect fit and the color can be adjusted with the cement.
Your tooth will then be cleaned, polished, and etched, which will allow the bonding agent to adhere the veneer to the tooth/teeth. When the veneer is in place, you will sit under a special light that will cause the cement to harden quickly.
Finally, the dentist will remove excess cement, check your bite, and make adjustments as needed. You may need to return in a few weeks for a follow-up.
The purpose of a smile makeover is to improve the appearance of your smile and one of the most common procedures in a smile makeover is dental veneers. A smile makeover is also known as creating a Hollywood smile and you don’t have to look very far to find a celebrity with veneers.
The sole purpose of dental veneers is to improve the appearance of a smile. They may be porcelain or composite resin and are bonded to the damaged or discolored tooth with dental cement. They do nothing to improve or support the teeth beyond repairing damaged teeth from bruxism, improper oral care, and other reasons.
If your teeth are damaged due to improper oral care, smoking, eating disorders, trauma, or typical wear and tear, veneers can help. In addition, if you have small gaps between your teeth or your teeth are chipped/cracked for any reason, veneers can improve the appearance of teeth.
The biggest drawback of dental veneers is the fact that dental insurance does not cover it because it is a cosmetic procedure. However, porcelain veneers can last 20 years or more with proper care and maintenance, which means the benefits may outweigh the cost.
When veneers are applied, the gums are pushed back. Therefore, it is critical that you maintain gum health. If not, you are at risk of tooth decay and infection.
|Dental Veneers||Dental Crowns||Teeth Bonding|
|What is it?||Thin, tooth-colored shells placed on top front teeth||Cap placed on damaged teeth, can be used anywhere in the mouth||Composite resin material placed on visible teeth|
|How much does it cost?||
$250 to $1,500 for composite resin$925 to $2,500 for porcelain
|$1,000 to $3,000+, depending on the material, the location of the tooth, the size of the tooth, and how much prep work is involved||$250 to $1,200+, depending primarily on the number of teeth being treated|
|How long does it take?||Can take up to 3 dental appointments||Usually completed in 1 to 2 dental appointments||Can be completed within 1 dental appointment|
|How long does it last?||Lasts an average of 5 to 15 years, depending on several factors||Lasts an average of 10 to 20 years, depending on several factors||Last several years, but vulnerable to staining and chipping|
|Benefits||Aesthetic||Aesthetic and functional||Aesthetic|
What is it?
Thin, tooth-colored shells placed on top front teeth
Cap placed on damaged teeth, can be used anywhere in the mouth
Composite resin material placed on visible teeth
How much does it cost?
$250 to $1,500 for composite resin
$925 to $2,500 for porcelain
$1,000 to $3,000+, depending on the material, the location of the tooth, the size of the tooth, and how much prep work is involved
$250 to $1,200+, depending primarily on the number of teeth being treated
How long does it take?
Can take up to 3 dental appointments
Usually completed in 1 to 2 dental appointments
Can be completed within 1 dental appointment
How long does it last?
Lasts an average of 5 to 15 years, depending on several factors
Lasts an average of 10 to 20 years, depending on several factors
Last several years, but vulnerable to staining and chipping
Aesthetic and functional
The team at Palisades Dental Care wants to make sure that you understand your dental procedures. We are happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. In the meantime, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about dental veneers.
On average, composite resin veneers cost around $250 to $1,500 per tooth and porcelain costs $925 to $2,500 per tooth. Pop-on veneers
While veneers will need to be replaced due to wear and tear, the procedure itself is irreversible. This is because the natural teeth are altered by removing some of the enamel to create space for the shells to be bonded to the teeth.
Dental veneers typically adhere to the top front 6 to 8 teeth to resolve aesthetic concerns including discoloration, size/shape, chips/breaks/cracks, etc. This creates a picture-perfect, Hollywood smile.
Local anesthesia is used, so the procedure itself is not painful. Some patients have minor discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. You may have some mild discomfort in the gums or jaw days or weeks after getting veneers, especially if you get multiple veneers. Any discomfort can typically be relieved with OTC pain relievers.