Over 10 years ago I had porcelain veneers placed on my teeth and it seems like over time they have shifted. I think it’s time to have them redone and I would also like to add some new ones to my smile. I know my insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic dentistry so I’m looking for an affordable way to have this work done. I would be willing to travel if I needed to in order to get a reasonable price.
– Tara in Virginia
Traveling is a idea that may help you find a lower price on porcelain veneers. Smaller cities in nearby states may get you into a lower fee area. But don’t compromise on quality when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.
You need to make sure you find an excellent cosmetic dentist with true artistic ability. It is important to realize that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are two completely different things. General dentists focus on functionality, with more of a focus on solving a problem. Whereas cosmetic dentists are passionate about creating beautiful smiles. They are more artistically inclined and pursue extensive training beyond dental school.
If your desire is to create a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers and you don’t have the budget for it, I’d advise to save up to have the work done properly when you are ready. It just wouldn’t be worth it to get cheap veneers that aren’t going to look good.
This post is sponsored by Plano dentist Whitmore DDS.