How Much Do Veneers Cost in New Jersey?

This is one of the most common questions in cosmetic dentistry and by far the hardest to answer and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Erik Mendelsohn a Cosmetic Dentist in New Jersey will attempt to answer this for you and guide you on the path to getting the proper cosmetic results you are looking for.
Porcelain Veneers are the most natural-looking and long-lasting kind of veneers, and they can be considered expensive, but also priceless. Research show that they typically cost between $900 and $2,500 per tooth across the country with some regions being more expensive that other.
There are many factors that come in to play when veneer prices are considered. The cost of veneers varies from patient to patient, and the price depends on factors like the condition of your original teeth, the number of veneers you’d like to get, and the quality of the materials used for your veneers, and even the technology a dentist utilizes in the design and placement of a case. More advanced technology and better techniques cannot always be the cheapest and you should consider those factors when choosing your cosmetic dentist.
The video link below provides a good step by step guide on what to expect:

Composite are less expensive than porcelain veneer, they function in the same way that porcelain veneers do, but have some downsides and they are inferior to traditional veneers. They are not a strong, stain easier, and do not look as natural as porcelain veneers. Composite veneers typically cost between $250 and $1,500 per tooth.
It is important to understand that veneers’ pricing is based on many factors. The prices mentioned above are broad estimates.
Some of the things that affect costs are:
-Level of Training-
Cosmetic dentistry is not something dentists learn in dental school. There is significant time, energy, and costs involved in learning to do veneers, and more experienced dentists with higher level of training may charge more than an untrained dentist. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, and smile design.
This is by far one of the most important factors in determining the cost of veneers. Using a cheap lab may allow a dentist to provide a cheaper veneer but the quality is significantly different. Most cosmetic labs have very high fees with their cases because a master ceramist requires extensive training. We always recommend you look at smile gallery to see if the porcelain is something that you like and perhaps ask about the lab.
-Digital Smile Simulation- this required advanced technology used to give a preview and aid in the proper diagnostic design of a smile. Most dentists do not have this software in their office. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn uses  SNAP Imaging and Romexis smile design to plan all of his cases.
-Trial Smile-
The trial smile is something you must inquire about and it is made in conjunction with a cosmetic lab using a Smile Design Template. Most true cosmetic dentists provide a trial smile for optimal results this is crucial. It lets you have a test run to evaluate the esthetics, speech, and function. Once a patient loves the trail smile only then can you proceed to the final product.
Call today to setup a consultation for veneers and a digital smile simulation.
-How many veneers do you need?
This varies depending on the condition of your other teeth and the size of your smile and how your smile and chewing function or chew together. The number of veneers is alway a decision you and your dentist should make together and is determined after a smile simulation and digital records.
Teeth are like a key and a lock, and they must work together. If other teeth are damaged or improperly positioned they can ruin your new veneers if they are not addressed at the same time. Think of trying to change the key on a door but not the lock. If you try to jam the key in the lock, it will not work and may damage the key or the lock. Most veneer failures occur due to the lack of understanding of occlusion which is how the teeth bite and fit together.
You should consider veneers a long-term investment and with proper care and good technique porcelain veneers can last for many years. The upfront cost may be high, but many patients find that it is worth it.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin coverings that attach to the surface of your tooth they mimic natural enamel in. Veneers are usually made of porcelain and have the appearance of a healthy tooth. They are used to address issues such as shape, color, or chipping.
Veneers are  very strong and natural looking if done properly.  They can last for many years as long as you are taking proper care of them and listening to your dentists instruction about caring for them, this may include a night guard and special hygiene instructions.
Veneers are typically made at a high end dental laboratory since not all labs are trained in occlusion or the more advanced materials that veneers require.
Your first step is to set up a consultation with your dentist to go over your goals and objective to decide if veneers can give you meet your expectations.
Before putting in your veneers, your dentist will reshape your tooth to allow the fitting of the veneer and fabricate custom temporaries with a Custom Smile Template made by the lab. You will wear the temporaries for 2-3weeks to test out the looks, feel, and shape prior to giving the lab the approval to proceed with the final veneers. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn will do a digital scan of the temporaries so that the lab will duplicate the size and shape almost identically.
Once the final veneers are made your dentist will use a tryin paste to evaluate the cosmetic look and feel of the teeth prior to permanent cementation. The goals is to ensure you love the results before they are inserted. From the consultation to the final appointment there are typically 3-4 visit with a total treatment time of about 4-6weeks.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Veneers?

Some Insurance providers might cover a portion of the cost of veneers, but this varies depending on the plan and your situation. They are more likely to cover veneers if they are required to fix decay or disease, and are less likely to cover cosmetic procedures. This is all documented with photos and x-rays for review.
If you’re hoping to get the cost of veneers covered through insurance, contact your provider. They can give you more information about what your plan covers.
Whether or not your insurance will pay for veneers, there are many payment or financing plans available that can help you afford your treatment.
Dr. Erik Mendelsohn is located in Egg Harbor Township New Jersey and specializes in Smile Makeovers, but also proudly serves Mays Landing, Atlantic City, Linwood, and other surrounding areas.