Dental Veneers Questions and Answers Archive

Feb
2000

Q&A: What should I do if I have severe sensitivity to cold and it is painful to bite down since having six veneers put in?

Question:

I recently had my 6 upper teeth fitted with porcelain veneers. Approx. 1 week ago. Since the procedure I am experiencing severe sensitivity to cold and I cannot bite down with these teeth as it is painful. My dentist seems to think that in time this will go away. I am very concerned as I'm worried that I have ruined my teeth. Have you had any other cases that had this kind of response to veneers. Please advise as I am very worried. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Marianne

Answer:

 Sameer Paul Puri, DDS - LocateADoc.com

Hello, It is not unusual to experience sensitivity anytime a bonding procedure is done. Veneers are bonded to the tooth and the sensitivity is ok. It should go away in a few days or weeks. If it continues or gets worse, then have the dentist take a look at it. Sameer Puri DDS

-- Sameer Paul Puri, DDS
Los Angeles, California



Feb
2000

Q&A: What would be a good option to replace or cover my rotting teeth and the cost?

Question:

I have a severe case of rotting teeth the white part of my teeth are almost gone what would be an options for me and about how much would it cost

- steve

Answer:

Sameer Paul Puri, DDS - LocateADoc.com

Well, with the information provided, I can only give you a guess. Rotting teeth can mean any number of things. They can be filled with fillings, or restored with crowns and veneers. Depending on how many teeth are rotting and the extent of the rot, you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 per tooth for a simple filling to as much as 850 for a crown and veneer. If some teeth require root canal therapy, then there will be additional fees involved. At our office we do a comprehensive treatmetn plan for each patient and give a written estimate for the services to be performed Sam Puri DDS www.estheticdentalcenter.com

--Sameer Paul Puri, DDS
Los Angeles, California



Nov
1999

Q&A: Is there such a thing as invisible braces?

Question:

I'm an adult and wont toget braces. I saw something about invisiable braces.Is there such a thing. Because I dont wont all that metal in my mouth

- patti

Answer:

Sameer Paul Puri, DDS - LocateADoc.com

You are in luck. there are several ways to get straighter teeth without showing metal in the mouth. First there are clear braces. They are basically the same as metal braces but they are made of a plastic resin material instead of metal. the procedure is the same. you get the braces and wear them for 1 to 2 years for straighter teeth. In our office we have an exciting procedure we do called "instant orthodontics" This is basically a procedure to get straighter teeth without braces in about two weeks. Using a wonderful technology called procelain veneers, we straighten your teeth quickly. With this procedure you can not only change the shape of the teeth but the color as well. Sameer Puri DDS www.estheticdentalcenter.com Private Practice Los Angeles

--Sameer Paul Puri, DDS
Los Angeles, California



Mar
1999

Q&A: Is $4,400 a reasonable price for four (4) porcelain veneers and what is typical for veneers and crowns?

Question:

I have previously had my uppper front tooth bonded due to be being chipped there is now a crack running up and down the tooth(can only be seen under magnification)my dentist had suggested porcelian veneer or a crown --My question is what would be some typical fees for either of these? Also, do you think it abnormal for my dentist to suggest 4 veneers (with only one necessary and the others for cosmetic reasons) at a total cost of $4,400.O0. Which came with the statement that this is a discounted rate just for me?

- Barry

Answer:

Dear Mr. Hamilton, If you are happy with the previous bonding ,just have the tooth re-bonded to eliminate the crack. If you opt for the veneer, the national averages range from $350.00 to $659.00 per each (Dental Practice & Finance, Nov/Dec 1998 issue). Due to the shape, color, and size of your teeth, 4 veneers may be recommended at one time (for cosmetic reasons). The charge for veneers at my office is $450.00 each.

--Arvin Oberai, DDS
Winter Park, Florida