Question: My husband promised me for Christmas a set of 10 upper veneers. I have found fees ranging from $1,400 to $2,500 per tooth. Why the large range? – D.S. in Jupiter
Answer: The Haute Couture dress department at Sacks sells $100,000 dresses. As Borat once said: “Wowie wowie, this is not like our Marshalls in Kazakhstan!” Veneers are thin facings of porcelain that are permanently affixed to the front side of your teeth. The large range of fees are based on the artistry of the doctor and his years of experience. However, only a few offices in the world have the opportunity to work with the top dental lab ceramist, Jason J. Kim of Manhattan. I have been to some of his lectures, and he truly is the Picasso of porcelain. If you are extremely picky and only want the best; “he-da-man” at $2K per tooth.
Editor’s note: Dr. Mitchell Josephs will be giving a free lecture on Implant, Cosmetic and General Dentistry and signing his latest book on the island of Palm Beach on Friday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to noon. Call (561) 832-2917 for registration and info. Seating is limited.
By Dr. Mitchell Josephs