Prioritizing Our Patients' Health & Safety 

Dear patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
 
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
 
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
 
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
 
• If you are sick or concerned you might be sick, please cancel your appointment. You will not be penalized in any way for the cancellation, even at the last minute.
 
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. When you get to the office, you are asked to remain in your car and call our office number 972-412-5064. A staff member will come out to you and you will be asked those same screening questions again and have your temperature taken before entering the office.
 
• If you are a new patient, we would really appreciate you using the online patient portal to fill out paperwork prior to your appointment.
 
• We will ask you to immediately wash your hands with soap and water when you enter the office.
 
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. There will also be very few chairs present to avoid crowds in the waiting room. Computers will have disposable covers and counter tops, door handles, waiting room chairs and surfaces will be disinfected with increased frequency.
 
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will also ask that only the patient, and in necessary cases a legal guardian, enter the office. Older children and adults are requested to experience their appointments alone while family members remain in the car and/or waiting room.
 
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
 
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 972-412-5064 or visit our website at www.mymouthdental.com.  
 
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Ramsey, Dr. Montoya and Team

The Cost of Porcelain Veneers

The average cost of porcelain veneers ranges from $800 to $3,000 per tooth, depending on the material used and your dentist's experience. Some veneers can be manufactured in your doctor's office, while others are hand-crafted by ceramists in a dental laboratory. The method of manufacturing the veneers and the time it takes to create each veneer can also impact your total cost. If you choose to complement veneers with other cosmetic procedures, you can expect to pay more for treatment.

Graphic on cost of veneers
Veneers treatment cost depends on factors such as the number of restorations and type of material you choose. 

Type of Material

The average cost of porcelain veneers ranges from $800 to $3,000 per tooth, depending on the material used and your dentist's experience.

Your dentist can use one of several types of dental porcelain to create veneers. Each material offers unique advantages and varies in cost. Most dentists allow you to choose between traditional veneers and thinner minimal-prep veneers, such as Lumineers®. In general, more expensive materials are more durable and natural-looking as compared to traditional options. 

Pressed Ceramic

When fabricated from pressed ceramic, porcelain veneers can realistically mimic the shade and translucency of natural teeth. IPS e.max® Press and Empress® are two of the most common pressed ceramics used during treatment. While these options have different compositions, they are similar in price. 

Feldspathic Veneers

To craft feldspathic veneers, a lab technician carefully layers liquid porcelain into an impression of the patient’s tooth. This intricate layering technique creates exceptionally natural-looking results. However, the level of skill required as well as the time-consuming process make feldspathic veneers one of the most costly options available.

Minimal- or no-prep veneers

Depending on your choice of dentist, no-prep veneers can cost about as much as Empress or e.max crowns, though in some cases, they may be slightly more expensive. The advantage of choosing a thinner low-prep veneer is that the process is reversible. With a traditional veneer, the structure of your tooth is altered, meaning you will likely need some kind of restoration in the future. In contrast, you can have a minimal-prep veneer removed, and your natural tooth can function without a restoration of any kind. 

Choosing Your Dentist

The dentist you choose plays a large role in determining how much your treatment will cost. An experienced dentist with a reputation for delivering high quality results will likely charge more than a less experienced practitioner. However, one of the best ways to ensure you are happy with the results of your porcelain veneer treatment is to choose a dentist with a track record of success.

Extent of Treatment

In general, the more veneers you need, the more your treatment will cost. That said, matching a single veneer to surrounding teeth is much more difficult than matching multiple veneers to each other. If the initial veneer does not blend seamlessly into your smile, the lab may need to make a second. As a result, your dentist may charge a premium for a single veneer.

Manufacturing Method

How and where veneers are fabricated can affect both the quality and price of your treatment. Many dentists work with offsite dental laboratories, where technicians and ceramists create veneers by hand. Other practices invest in in-office devices which can manufacture certain restorations without the need for a lab. These technologies can save you hundreds of dollars in lab fees. However, computer-aided manufacturing devices rarely provide the same aesthetic effects as handmade veneers. 

Geographic Location

The location of your dentist’s practice can have an impact on the price of your veneers as well. Factors such as higher overhead costs in urban areas and increased levels of demand can all raise or lower the cost of treatment. 

Complementary Treatments

In some cases, you may wish to incorporate veneers into a custom smile makeover. Teeth whitening and gum contouring can complement veneers and enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Professionally whitening your teeth can add $300 to $1,000 to the price of your treatment, while laser gum contouring can add $300 to $3,000 depending on how many teeth you want to treat. 

Paying for Your Veneers

A set of porcelain veneers can enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. Since porcelain veneers are a purely cosmetic procedure, they are not generally covered by insurance. However, there are a variety of financing options that can help you manage out-of-pocket expenses. Your dentist may accept third-party financing or offer in-house payment plans with low or no interest. Discuss all of your options with your dentist before beginning treatment to determine the best way to meet your goals within your budget.

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental office front

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental

At My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Drs. José Montoya, Ashley Ramsey, and Neha Khanolkar provide a range of services and are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Are you ready to achieve excellent oral health? Reach out to our practice by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (972) 412-5064.

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