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July 21, 2021

How Much Do Cosmetic Veneers Cost?

In the case with most dental procedures, the expense of cosmetic veneers is determined by a myriad of facets, including where you are located geographically, your dentist’s reputation and the severity of your circumstance. Because every patient’s needs are unique, there are also times when your dentist may have to make special  recommendations to address unusual formalites, which can result in the overall cost to be a little higher.

In most cases, cosmetic veneers range in cost from as low as $1000 to as high as $2,500 per tooth. Composite veneers are the least expensive veneer option, generally ranging from $400-$1,500 per tooth, whereas porcelain veneers generally cost between $925 to $2,500 per tooth. This variation in cost can be especially purposeful, because this type of cosmetic dental  procedure is not commonly covered by insurance.

Cosmetic Veneers:  Approximate Cost 

Porcelain cosmetic veneers range in price from $1200 to $2,500, but average around $2500 per tooth. The cost may be greater if dental contouring is required.

This dental procedure usually requires a few visits. If more visits are anticipated , or several veneers have to be replaced, your overall cost may hike. Normally the way for having porcelain cosmetic veneers implanted begins with an initial consultation, which involves your dentist taking an impression and making a wax-up X-ray and/or photograph of your teeth and mouth so they can begin the customization process and plan your new smile. Following this, you will return to see your dentist to prepare your teeth for the  cosmetic veneers. This is accomplished by grinding a small piece of enamel, which is where the thin porcelain piece will be placed. At your next and final appointment, your dentist will clean and polish your teeth, and then bond and cure your porcelain cosmetic veneer to your teeth.

Repairing & Replacing 

Besides aesthetics, durability is the biggest benefit to having porcelain cosmetic veneers placed instead of composite veneers. Porcelain is much stronger than resin, and if properly cared for, can last more than 10-12 years, compared to composite veneers, which generally need to be replaced every two to five years. In this regard, you may be paying more for porcelain veneers placed, but they will also last you twice as long.

One of the best ways to keep the expense of dental bills down is to sustain good oral hygiene practices. By doing so, you will not only increase the longevity of your porcelain veneers, you will also lower the risk or likelihood of the need for additional veneers in the future. Even if you do follow best oral health care practices, eventually your veneers will need to be repaired and/or replaced.

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