Dr. Jasmine Naderi is one of Houston’s leading Cosmetic Dentists. She has dedicated her career to perfecting the art of cosmetic dentistry from simple dental fillings to comprehensive cosmetic rehabilitation with dental veneers and crowns. As a leading adult dentist, she is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is up to date with all the new cutting edge technology that is revolutionizing her field.
My mission is to create smiles that people are not only happy with, but also proud of.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers are cosmetic shells that are placed on the front of your teeth to transform your smile into that beautiful and aesthetic look you’ve always been searching for. They are composed of either porcelain, or composite. Porcelain veneers are custom fabricated in a laboratory after a impression model is sent. They are custom made and are bonded onto your tooth structure using special types of dental cements. Composite veneers, are typically made chair-side by your dentist and are a more affordable option to cosmetically transform your smile if finances become an issue. Whatever your option, it’s great to have a dentist that is also open on Saturday in case you want to have your smile makeover performed then.
What Are Dental Lumineers?
Dental Lumineers are a newer form of cosmetic dentistry where there is minimal or no preparation of your tooth structure prior to the placement of the porcelain shells. This way, your tooth is hardly grinded down, and you can still achieve the cosmetic look you’ve been looking for all along. These porcelain shells are also custom made in a laboratory, and bonded onto your own tooth structure. They are sturdy, look great, and allows patients to regain their confidence in their smiles.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
Also known as a full mouth rehabilitation, this procedure involves fixing broken down teeth both cosmetically and functionally. It is a cosmetic procedure performed on patients who are severe bruxers or grinders who have worn down their teeth over their lifetime. This is a very technical procedure that involves detailed planning to reorient your mouth to its natural beauty, and at the same time making it functional so that the reconstructed mouth does break down as well.
Jacket Dental Crowns are prepared and restored in your mouth to aid in the reconstruction process. Initially, however, study models are articulated and chairside studies are done to determine multiple factors including how you bite down, and the health of your gum tissue and teeth.
These study models are discussed with a master lab technician, and a wax up of your new teeth is sent to your dentist. This waxed model will be a template of how your temporary crowns will be fabricated and placed in your mouth.
Once your teeth are prepared, and the interim crowns are placed in your mouth, you will go on for a period of about 3 months making sure your bite is stable, and the temporary crowns are not fracturing and breaking.
Once the dentist and you are satisfied with the interim crowns, a final set of impressions will be taken and sent to the lab technician to help fabricate your final jacket crowns. These will be placed, and cemented with permanent cement once you are satisfied with how they look and function.
After the crowns are cemented in place, your dentist will more than likely recommend a form of night guard appliance to help prevent deterioration of your newly made crowns. This is usually a thermoplastic appliance that goes in your mouth before bedtime to help prevent your grinding habits that we discussed earlier. Dental bridges may also be incorportaed in a full mouth reconstruction if teeth are missing in the jaw.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Covered By Dental Insurance?
Most of the times it is not. If you suffer from broken down teeth that need treatment for health related purposes, then absolutely, your insurance will help you with your treatment costs. Most patients who come in for elective cosmetic treatment will not be helped by their insurance carriers.
Can a cosmetic dentist fix crooked teeth?
Absolutely. Crooked teeth can be corrected by dental veneers and crowns, or with a combination of Invisalign and dental veneers. Whatever your situation, no problem is too big or complicated for our team.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix receding gums?
Yes it can. Whether a gum grafting procedure is needed or not will be determined at your consultation appointment. Minor cases of gum recession can easily be corrected by either bondings or full coverage dental veneers.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry fix my bite?
Yes it can. With a combination of Invisalign and dental veneers and crowns, we can not only enhance your smile, but make your whole mouth much more functional in the process. Whether you suffer from an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, there are many options that we can give you to fix your smile, so you can gain that confidence that you’ve been longing for.
Can a cosmetic dentist do tooth fillings?
Not only can they, perfecting the art of tooth colored fillings is one of Dr. Jasmine specialties. This is why we feel she can provide you with the highest level of care. Her passion for dentistry is second to none.
What are the costs of cosmetic dentistry and can I afford it?
Whatever your budget, we will create a custom plan just for you so that you can benefit from a healthy mouth. Our goal is not only to provide you with the best care possible, but to also work within your finances to achieve your goals.
Affordable Dental Veneers in Houston, TX
I’m sure you have seen how much dental veneers normally cost. The price has certainly made your jaw drop, especially if you are looking at multiple units. Maybe you also wonder if your dentist is just trying to rip you off. In this page we will investigate the average costs of dental veneers, and why they cost as much as they do. At the end of this article we will explain how easy it is to get the dental veneers that you want without having to break your bank account.
Can you afford dental veneers?
The majority of us do not like spending a lot of our savings, especially on procedures like general dentistry. Let’s face it, dentistry is not the funnest thing in the world. The majority of dentists in and around the Houston area are charging over $1,000 for a single dental veneer. This includes the preparation, impression, and cementation appointments. At Best Dental, we have tried our best to let the public know our price for a simple dental veneer. We charge a flat fee of $850, which mean you will easily save thousands of dollars if you’re looking for a smile makeover with our team.
But there are many solutions that our office can give you so that you do not break the bank trying to fix your broken teeth, and regaining your confidence.
See Also: How To Finance Cosmetic Dentistry
How much does cosmetic dentistry usually cost?
In general, dental veneers can cost between $1,000-$2,500 depending on the the dentist you visit, and the city you live in. The high end of this costs are usually seen for patients that visit boutique dental offices. Please note that this is an estimate and it may vary based on individual patient circumstances, and may require additional costs.
Single tooth dental veneer cost
At Best Dental, with healthy gum tissue, the cost to replace one tooth with a dental veneer is $800. This does not include any additional procedures like gum grafting, or lip repositioning. The cost of these procedures varies from person to person, and will be given to you during your consultation appointment. But if your tissue and lip levels are adequate and healthy, that is our flat fee: $800. There is no bait and switch with that price.
The average cost or dental veneers by a cosmetic dentist is north of $1,000. Be careful when you see ads for dental veneers priced for less than that amount. Most times, that is a bait and switch tactic where additional costs are added to the procedure.
Most dental insurances do not cover the cost of dental veneers since it is considered cosmetic in nature, but there are a few carriers that do help cover a portion of it. Plans vary, and we will find out if your dental plan covers any portion of your cosmetic treatment.
- DENTAL SAVINGS PLAN: At Best Dental, we offer a dental savings plan. For $200 a year you can get on our plan and save yourself 15% off all dental treatment. So for a single tooth veneer, that cost can be under $700 for the veneer!
Multiple teeth dental veneer costs
As mentioned earlier, the cost of a single dental veneer without any additional procedures is $800. The same can be said about needing multiple dental veneers. Each additional veneer will cost exactly the same amount. The number of dental veneers you will need will vary depending on how many teeth you have lost. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Jasmine Naderi will break down a custom treatment plan for you, and tell you exactly what is needed and how much it will cost.
The Dental Savings Plan can also help you save up to 15% off your treatment.
What does a single tooth veneer cost in Houston, TX?
Our team reached out to a number of different dental offices in and around the greater Houston, TX area. We asked a very simple question: How much does a dental veneer cost? This was without any of the additional procedures that we mentioned earlier. Here is what our team found:
These results are not scientific by any stretch, but it can give you a ballpark figure of what you can expect to pay for a dental veneer at the majority of dental offices in and around the Houston area.
Why do dental veneers cost so much?
Here we are going to breakdown why dental veneers can cost so much, so that you know the amount of work involved, and why your dentist is more than likely not trying to pull one over you.
- CT Scan or X-ray: An scan may be required prior to your dental veneer treatment and placement. Some dentists will charge you for the scan as it does take time to look at and determine a proper treatment plan for each and every patient. The scan or the x-ray will serve as a foundation or blueprint to how your teeth are positioned, if any additional procedures will be required, and to determine the current health of your teeth. At Best Dental, your scan will be read for free.
- Supplies: There are a countless number of supplies and tools that a dentist uses to make sure your smile makeover with veneers is done properly. Bite records, initial impressions with a material called alginate, stone models, lab guides are all part of the expenses that are included in their overhead.
- Cost of Materials: The cost of acquiring all the materials necessary to complete your work can be quite steep. The dental veneer and all its parts can cost quite a bit, especially if the porcelain is fabricated in the United States. At Best Dental, we use all U.S. made porcelain, and all our equipment and supplies are constructed here.
- Lab Costs:The lab who will process your dental veneers will charge your dentist quite a bit of money to construct your dental veneers.
Dental veneers financing at Best Dental
At Best Dental we know that financing is an issue for the majority of people out there. That’s why we offer payment plan options to make dental veneers even more affordable for you and your family. With the use of third party finance companies, costs can be as low as $99/month for those who qualify. Regaining your ability to smile is priceless, but we also want to make sure you do not break your bank while doing so.
Please give our office a call to set up a consultation visit with Dr. Jasmine Naderi if you are in need of a smile makeover with dental veneers. You can also request an appointment by filling out your information, and one of our patient care coordinators will contact you within 24 hours. You may also schedule online. We hope to meet you at our cosmetic dental clinic soon!
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Other Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a full mouth of veneers cost?
The answer to this question will depend on how many veneers you will need. During your treatment planning appointment, your clinician will determine this based on your smile line and your biting forces. Once the number of veneers is determined, a final cost can be determined. In most cases a dental veneer costs $1,000 a unit. So for a case of 8 dental veneers, you can expect to pay around $8,000.
Can veneers ruin your teeth?
If dental veneers are not constructed properly, recurrent decay can begin to erode your teeth beneath the veneer. Make sure that the cosmetic dentist you choose for your dental veneers has plenty of experience. Not doing so may lead to may oral health problems, including needing additional dental treatment such as root canals.
How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?
Choosing a reliable and reputable cosmetic dentist can be a time-consuming process. Here is a list of options to look into when choosing someone who will be fixing your smile.
- Ask friends and family who have had experience with the dentist
- Look at their online reviews and make sure they are genuine
- Meet with the dentist to make sure you are comfortable with them
- Have them present you with a treatment plan that you also agree with
- See if they can show you before and after results on some of their previous cases
Once these requirements have been met you can rest easy knowing that you have probably chosen the right dentist for your case.
Are porcelain veneers better than lumineers?
In our opinion, dental veneers look a lot more natural than lumineers do. However, there is a downside to veneers in comparison to lumineers. More of your tooth structure has to be removed to make space for veneers. The same cannot be said for lumineers as many of these cases are prep-less allowing your dentist to preserve more tooth structure. Both veneers are lumineers are constructed from lithium disilicate (Emax) giving them durability and a natural look.
Why are dental veneers so expensive?
The overhead costs of veneers can be very high for your cosmetic dentist. Supplies, assistant and office costs, lab fees can be very high. This makes the profit margin very low for your dentist for a lot of these cases. The fact that patient satisfaction is so hard to judge before the case is delivered makes the process very stressful for them. This is why so many dentists charge so much for a smile makeover.
Are there any disadvantages to dental veneers?
There are a few disadvantages of Porcelain veneers. Let’s list them now:
- Your natural tooth structure has to be removed to make space for the Porcelain shells.
- The high costs can be very high depending on your cosmetic dentist
- They will eventually need to be replaced (normally after 10-15 years)
- They can chip and break off if you have grinding habits.
- They are not suitable in patients with a deep overbite or crossbite.