FAQs: Insurance & Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are a great and cost-effective way to get that movie-star look. In fact, the first dental veneers appeared in Hollywood in the 1920s. Directors wanted a cheap and quick way to give their actors great smiles, and enterprising dentists were happy to oblige.

Veneers and Insurance

Today’s dental veneers are much better than the ones from a hundred years ago. Modern veneers, like the DaVinci Veneers which Dr. Stone uses, last between ten and twenty years. Plus, they are made from advanced materials that retain their good look. Only a few prosthodontists in Florida have permission to use these special veneers, and Dr. Stone is one of them.

Many times, dental veneers are more than cosmetic. Slightly chipped or cracked teeth are magnets for bacteria, and veneers are usually the most cost-effective way to address these issues. Furthermore, if the teeth are badly misaligned, they might crowd into each other.

In our experience, if the patient can show any medical reason for the veneers, an insurance company may pay up to half the cost.

How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?

Our experienced staff knows what insurance companies need to hear in order to authorize payment. So, we’ll help you prepare the proper paperwork that will trigger the proper code. It’s a laborious process, but we are talking about several hundred dollars.

Veneers and Insurance

A single veneer typically costs between $1,000 and $2,000. The actual cost varies depending on several factors, including:

  • Material (advanced porcelain DaVinci Veneers are more expensive that the cheap resin ones which other dentists use),
  • Location (urban prosthodontists have higher costs and so must charge more), and
  • The dentist’s skill and experience (Dr. Stone teaches prosthodontic classes at local institutions).

So, Dr. Stone veneers will be more expensive than some other places patients could go. But we are talking about your appearance and your oral health. These things are important enough to invest in.

How Do I Make My Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, so they are easy to clean. Normal brushing is enough. You still need to come in for regular cleanings. At these appointments, Dr. Stone will give your veneers a once-over to make sure everything is still going well.

Dental veneers are strong as well as good-looking and easy to care for. However, people with veneers should not bite into ice, nuts, or similar hard foods. The good news is that if you crack the veneer, these things are easy to repair.

In fact, the entire veneer process is quite seamless. In most cases, Dr. Stone can fit your permanent veneers in as little as two office visits, and then you will be good to go.

Since dental veneers boost oral health, insurance companies may pay for part of the procedure. In any event, it never hurts to ask, and we’ll tell you how to broach the subject. To see what dental veneers can do for you, contact Dr. John Stone at Best Dental Associates in Fort Lauderdale. We’re waiting to hear from you.

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