Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom made, tailored, and fitted for each tooth. They are used to improve the color, shape, position, alignment, size and overall look of the teeth and smile. Veneers are the perfect way to get a smile makeover and transform your smile..
4 steps to your new smile
Placement of Permanent Veneers
meet the doctor
dr. tejas patel
With 20 years of experience, Dr. Tejas Patel has become one of the top cosmetic dentists in the United States. He performs veneer procedures daily and completes over 200 veneer units each month. Dr. Patel and his team have completed thousands of smile makeovers and have helped their patients get a more confident smile. Dr. Patel is also a rising social media star with over 2 Million followers on TikTok and has created some of the most viral cosmetic dentistry videos.
Are veneers permanent?
Yes, porcelain veneers are a permanent option for transforming and improving your smile. Veneers can help improve the color, position, shape, alignment, and look of the teeth and smile. Porcelain veneers are also a great way to get a new permanently white smile. Veneers are designed to last many years. Therefore, getting porcelain veneers is not a reversible treatment.
How much do veneers cost?
Veneers can range in price. This can depend on the area, the expertise of the dentist, and the quality of materials that are used. On average, veneers can cost from $1,000 to $3,000 and up per tooth or per veneer. For smile makeovers, people usually do 8 veneers or 10 veneers on their upper teeth smile. So an average veneer case can range from about $8,000 to $24,000 and up depending on where you go and how many veneers are done. At our office, our fee is $1,800 per porcelain veneer. So 8 porcelain veneers would cost about $14,400. 10 porcelain veneers could cost about $18,000. Since veneers are a cosmetic procedure, many offices work with third party financing companies to help people get financed so they can pay monthly. Since veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance does not cover any portion of the cost of veneers.
“I flew to Austin to see Dr.Patel and his wonderful team for veneers. The whole experience was wonderful. Julie was present and helped with both the placement of my temporaries and permanent veneers. The whole process was throughly explained to me and I felt 100% comfortable and confident the entire time. The office recommended hotels and restaurants for me. My new smile is so amazing and I am thrilled with the results. Definitely worth the trip. Dr.Patel’s attention to detail was top notch. 10/10 do recommend.”
– Genevieve A.
“Dr. Patel is nothing short of amazing! He is super attentive to your wishes and will go above and beyond to deliver the best results! I had my upper teeth cosmetically improved with porcelain veneers and from the moment I saw Dr. Patel for the first impression appointment, I knew I made the right choice. I love my new smile and can’t stop taking pictures! Thank you Dr. Patel and team for making this experience so seamless and comfortable!”
– Sabrina M.
Do all celebrities have veneers?
Porcelain veneers are the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure for celebrities and influencers. Veneers look amazing on camera and in photos and will stay white and not stain. Some celebrities and influencers have a very big and bright “Hollywood” Smile and others prefer a natural look with their veneers. Today, veneers are not just for celebrities. Porcelain veneers are quickly becoming the most popular cosmetic procedure for smile makeovers.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Porcelain veneers are used to enhance your teeth. They can be used to improve the color, size, shape and position of the teeth. In most cases there has to be some tooth structure removal during the porcelain veneer process. This can be minimized by going to a Cosmetic Dentist with extensive experience.
Once the veneer process is completed, you can eat and chew the foods you normally eat without any issues. There are things that you should avoid with your teeth in general that we recommend not doing with your veneers, like opening packages with your front teeth, biting on pen caps, or biting your fingernails.
When porcelain veneers are made well and done properly it is rare for them to break easily. There are many factors that go into making them well and doing them properly. Factors that are considered are: does the patient grind their teeth heavily or have a poor bite alignment, does the patient had any habits that will put the teeth or veneers under too much stress or pressure? These issues can be overcome through the design of the veneer and the material of the veneer that is chosen by the Cosmetic Dentist.
There is virtually little to no downtime for the porcelain veneer process. It’s like getting dental filling or a dental crown done. Most patients return to work after the procedure or the next day. The pain level is minimal as well. With over the counter pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil, most post op pain issues can be managed.