Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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A: Porcelain veneers can correct both aesthetic and functional conditions such as:
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Stains & discoloration
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Gaps
  • Uneven smiles
  • Worn down teeth
  • Short-looking teeth
  • Gummy smiles
A: We take multiple steps to ensure that you get the smile you want.
We start with our initial consultation where we envision your new smile and what the final result will look like. This information is communicated to our master technician, who creates a blueprint of your new veneers in wax on models of your teeth. Before any treatment is even started, we get to look at and evaluate this blueprint together to make sure it’s what we had in mind.

Once the teeth are prepared, a “trial smile” is created in temporaries on your teeth that are a duplicate of the wax blueprint. This way, we see a preview of the final results directly on your teeth before we order the actual veneers. You’ll get to leave that day with a beautiful new smile. If you feel that the “trial smile” is already perfect, we will simply duplicate them in the final veneers. If you feel like anything needs to be tweaked, we will communicate that to our master ceramist who will make those finishing touches on the final veneers.

Once the final veneers are ready, we will remove the “trial smile” and look at the final veneers on your teeth. Only once you are fully satisfied will the veneers be bonded into place. This attention to detail is what ensures that you will be happy with your final results.
A: Absolutely! Our patients can choose their veneer design and color. We even have a photographic menu that you can pick from if you prefer. As your dental team, we will be there to give you advice and to guide you in your decision making.
A: We routinely replace “discount veneers” on unsatisfied patients who had them done by other dentists. “Discount veneers” are usually offered by dentists who lack extensive training, using cheaper materials from a discount type laboratory. Patients who chose this type of treatment to save money, often end up spending a lot more when they find themselves unsatisfied with the results, and end up paying a second time to have them replaced by us. We believe in the adage of “Do it once, do it right!” So if you want veneers that look and feel the way you want, steer clear of “discount veneers.”
A: The cost of dental veneers is determined by several factors including the quality of material being used, the complexity of the needed treatment, the expertise and knowledge of the dentist, the level of training of the ceramist and the overall quality of the work.

As members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, we have invested hundreds of hours in continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of veneers and cosmetic dentistry. It is this dedication to our craft that ensures that our patients receive the absolute best cosmetic dentistry has to offer.

Our veneers are also fabricated from the finest materials by a master ceramist with extensive training and over 20 years of experience creating dental works of art. When it comes to investing in your smile, you want to make sure that your treatment is done right the first time!

To discuss the cost and which type of smile-makeover is right for you, call us to schedule a no-obligation complimentary exam.
A: No, dental insurance considers veneers as an elective cosmetic procedure.
A: Absolutely! We work closely with finance companies that can often break down payments over one to five years. We even offer a one year financing option with absolutely no interest. This can all be discussed in greater detail during your no obligation appointment.
A: Though veneer longevity is determined by many factors, veneers designed by an experienced dentist and fabricated by a master technician using the finest of materials should last for years. In fact, veneers can actually add a layer of protection, and in some cases make the teeth stronger and more resistant to damage.
A: Not at all! We prefer to be very conservative and preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. We aim not to modify your teeth at all whenever possible, or to the minimal amount that will give us the best cosmetic result. By using the newest dental materials and techniques, we are able to create veneers as thin as a contact lens.
A: Lumineers & daVinci™ veneers are a brand name of veneers made by a large laboratory that has a strong marketing campaign directed to the consumer. Like with any large lab, the level of training of the technicians can vary greatly and the results may be inconsistent.

We prefer to work with a master ceramist who has extensive training using the newest materials and techniques with consistently excellent results.
A: People who know you closely will only notice that your smile has improved, but won’t be able to distinguish your veneers from natural teeth. People who are not close to you will be amazed at how beautiful and natural your smile is.