Frequently Asked Questions
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Yes they are. They are permanent, secure and last 10 to 15 years. You can floss individually and eat normal food.
Do porcelain veneers look like natural teeth?
When applied by a skilled cosmetic dentistry team—like Dr. Goodman and his master lab technician—veneers can look remarkably natural. Dr. Goodman custom designs and handcrafts each veneer to create beautifully enhanced teeth. He meticulously evaluates the size, shape, color, and luster of each veneer and applies them with a skilled hand to achieve exceptional results.
Does getting porcelain veneers hurt?
The procedure to apply veneers is generally not painful. If you opt for full-prep or minimal-prep veneers, you may experience some sensitivity after your teeth are being prepared. During preparation of veneers, Dr. Goodman can apply a local anesthetic to ease any discomfort. But his gentle hand and considerable skills minimize discomfort during the process. Full sedation (deep sleep) with a MD is available for your comfort.
Will porcelain veneers change the way I talk?
Veneers that are expertly shaped, sized, and placed generally do not affect speech patterns. It takes a few weeks to adjust to new veneers, but they should not impact the way you speak. After 1-2 weeks the veneers will likely feel completely natural in your mouth.
Will I have permanent tooth sensitivity with veneers?
No, your teeth should not be more sensitive with veneers. You may notice some sensitivity to hot and cold in the first few days or even weeks after the procedure, but this fades quickly for most patients.
Are veneers a good alternative to braces?
For some people, veneers may be a suitable alternative to braces. Veneers can help mask mild to moderate misalignment, gaps, and overcrowding. Ask Dr. Goodman during your consultation if veneers may be an alternative to braces or Invisalign®.Sometimes a combination of Invisalign and Veneers can be optimal.
How much do veneers cost?
Veneers from Dr. Goodman are custom designed, so price can vary widely from one person to the next. They typically cost between $2,000 and $3,000 per tooth. The final cost will depend on how many veneers you need, which type you choose, and pre existing teeth damage. Dr. Goodman will discuss your cosmetic goals and design a customized treatment plan just for you.
When it comes to veneers, quality is everything. Using a “discount dentist” often leads to poor results. Your smile is one of the first features people notice, and veneers are an investment in yourself. Using a skilled dentist with an artistic eye like Dr. Goodman can make a tremendous difference in your results.