Many people are unclear about dental veneers and crowns. Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers to help you gain a better understanding of these dental procedure:

1. How much does a single dental crown cost?

The price for dental crowns is $1,600 - $2,000 per tooth at our dental office. We use only the highest quality zirconia materials to create our dental crowns that last up to 20 years.

2. How long do veneers and crowns last?

Porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years, composite veneers will last an average of 5 years, and dental crowns typically last 15-20 years with proper care. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene contribute to their longevity.

3. What is the process of getting veneers or crowns?

The process involves a consultation, digital impressions, smile trial, tooth preparation, and final procedure. Veneers are custom-made and bonded to the teeth, while crowns are cemented in place. The entire procedure usually requires a couple of short visits.

4. Do veneers and crowns look natural?

Yes, both veneers and crowns can be customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. Our skilled dentists and expert digital smile designers and technicians will ensure a natural result that’s in harmony with your facial features.

5. Are veneers reversible?

The process of getting porcelain veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel, making it irreversible. However, advancements in technology aim to minimize enamel removal. In the case of composite veneers, no enamel is removed and your teeth can go back to normal if you decide to have the veneers removed.

6. Do veneers and crowns require special care?

While veneers and crowns don't decay, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for maintenance, especially in the case of composite veneers which have a higher likelihood of staining. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups also help prevent issues like gum disease.

7. Are there any limitations to what I can eat with veneers or crowns?

While both are durable, it's advisable to avoid excessive force on veneers, like biting on hard objects. Crowns, being more robust, have fewer restrictions, but maintaining a balanced diet is always recommended.

8. Can veneers or crowns be replaced?

Yes, both veneers and crowns can be replaced if they become damaged or worn over time. Regular dental check-ups will help identify any issues early on. We offer a 10 year guarantee on veneers that may need to be replaced due to regular wear and tear.

9. Are veneers and crowns covered by dental insurance?

Coverage varies, but dental insurance often considers veneers as a cosmetic procedure. Crowns, when deemed medically necessary, may be partially covered. It's essential to check with your insurance provider for specific details. We accept all PPO dental insurance plans.

10. Why might I need veneers or crowns?

Veneers are recommended for cosmetic purposes, addressing issues like discoloration or uneven teeth. Crowns are used to restore and protect damaged teeth, covering large fillings or weakened structures.