“Affordable” is an interesting word. It means “priced reasonably,” but that definition can be interpreted in a number of ways. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your self-image and in your future. The affordability of a cosmetic treatment such as porcelain veneers depends on the value you place on those aspects of your life. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, AZ is experienced in giving women and men the smiles of their dreams. He encourages patients to consider the cost, and also value of cosmetic dentistry.
What influences the cost of veneers?
Three primary factors determine the cost of veneers:
- Artistry, expertise, and experience of the dentist. The procedure can be learned, and improved with practice. However, the creation of attractive, natural-looking veneers requires an element of artistry – an inborn eye for shape, pattern, and color. That’s why veneers are one of Dr. Koppikar’s favorite cosmetic treatments!
- The type of veneer used. Composite veneers are called the most economical type. However, they chip and become dislodged rather easily, and frankly most patients aren’t satisfied with their appearance. Dr. Koppikar places veneers made of high quality porcelain, fabricated at a professional dental lab to his exacting specifications.
- Number of teeth to be treated. Dr. Koppikar takes time to understand your aesthetic concerns and what you would like to change about your smile. After a thorough evaluation of your mouth, if porcelain veneers are your best option, he recommends which teeth should be treated.
Cosmetic veneers are typically not covered by dental insurance or flexible spending plans. However, that doesn’t mean the cost can’t be massaged into your budget. Biltmore Dental Center offers a number of payment options to help you get the smile you deserve.
How does an investment in your smile compare to other indulgences? You could take a cruise or vacation for a similar sum (but will you like your smile in the photos)? You might purchase some new furniture or a painting for your home. You could buy a used car. Those are worthy purchases, but they won’t give you a feeling of confidence and satisfaction each time you look in the mirror, go on a date, or face a crowded board room.
Call Biltmore Dental Center today at (602) 954-8200 for an accurate appreciation of the value of dental veneers.