Veneers can go a long way in creating a long-lasting, beautiful smile, but they can get costly. To know how much your veneers will cost you’ll need to decide what type of veneer you want and how much additional work you’ll need to get a fuller, healthier smile.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry tool used to improve your smile. They are installed over your existing teeth to create a whiter and brighter exterior. Veneers are a permanent solution to cover discoloration, chips, and other anomalies in your teeth. You can choose to have one veneer or multiple, depending on how many teeth you aim to correct.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Typically Cost?
The price of veneers depends on a few factors: what materials your veneers are made of, how many veneers you want, and how much preparatory dental work you need.
On average, dental veneers cost anywhere from $800 to $1,500 per tooth. To find out how much your veneers might cost, you first need to decide what type of veneer you’re interested in.
Different Types of Veneers and Cost
The cost of a veneer is mainly determined by its materials. For higher-quality materials, your costs will go up. However, high-quality materials will also give you a stronger and longer-lasting veneer.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most common types of veneers. They are made from high-quality materials and tend to be the most natural-looking option. They can, however, be relatively expensive. Typically, porcelain veneers cost between $500 – $2,500 per tooth. Porcelain veneers can last as long as 20 years and will usually last at least 10.
Composite veneers tend to be less expensive than porcelain veneers, but they are also of lower quality. Composite veneers made are made of composite resin and usually last around 5 years. When made in a dentist’s office, resin veneers average around $800 per tooth while lab-grade composite veneers tend to cost around $1,000 per tooth.
Removable Veneers (Temporary Veneers)
If you’re looking for a veneer option that won’t break the bank, temporary veneers might be for you. They’re priced at only about $55 per tooth. Temporary veneers work similarly to permanent veneers; they fit on top of the affected tooth and function as your normal tooth would.
However, with the reduced price tag there are some drawbacks to removable veneers. They don’t look as natural as permanent veneers and they can’t be worn all of the time. Overusing temporary veneers can cause irritation to your gums.
Other Factors That Affect Cost
Besides the quality of the materials, there are other factors that can influence the cost of your veneers. Most notable is the cost of dental work that needs to be done. If you require additional visits or procedures, the cost will go up.
Number of Dental Visits Needed
If no additional dental visits are required, you’ll need an initial exam and a dental cleaning before you get your veneers installed. A set of X-Rays might also be needed.
Depending on what needs to be done, each dental visit costs around $100. Keep in mind that dental visits might be covered or partially covered by your dental insurance so see what your specific insurance plan will cover.
If you’re in good dental health no additional treatments will be needed before you get your veneers. But if you have any underlying dental problems, you might need to get additional dental procedures to address these issues before you can get started with your veneers.
If you require a root canal, dental decay, or other dental care procedures you will likely need to get these fixed before you can have any cosmetic dentistry procedures.
The Number of Teeth To Be Veneered
It is important to consider that these costs are per tooth, so every additional tooth you need is going to increase the overall price. If your veneers cost 1,200 but you need 3 teeth done, you’re total cost is going to be $3,600 ($1,200 x 3). Keep in mind how many teeth you intend to get veneers for when considering the price.
Can I Finance Dental Veneers?
Most dentists offer payment plans to help you finance your veneers. To find out your financing options, contact your dental office. They can provide you with specific information about fees and interest rates for financing veneers.
Are Dental Veneers A Good Investment?
The value of a dental veneer investment depends on how much you value your smile and oral health. If you want to feel more confident in your smile, consider calculating what dental veneers might cost for you. The true value of veneers is a personal one, so determine what a healthy smile means to you.
Other Options Are Available to Improve Your Smile
If you’re frustrated with your smile but aren’t sure if dental veneers are right for you there are other dental cosmetic tools available. Dental implants, teeth whitening, or other cosmetic dentistry options might be right for you. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to explore what cosmetic options best fit your smile.