Pricing: $230-330 USD/tooth
This usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory.
The first appointment requires the teeth to be prepared, impressions or molds are taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. At the second appointment the temporary veneer/s are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.
Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today's veneers provides a more natural look than what's been available in the past.
When the veneer extends around the whole tooth including the back, it is called a crown. Crowns and veneers can be made out of the same types of porcelain.
When a crowned tooth is treated conservatively utilizing the same material as a porcelain veneer, it is prepared like a traditional veneer, that covers the whole tooth, we call this a full porcelain veneer.
It is completely undetectable from a veneer in the mouth. It all looks the same, because it is utilizing the same materials and conservative techniques.
When a crowned tooth is treated in a more typical manner, it is prepared by removing much more tooth structure. This is because the crown materials may need to be thicker.