If you’re feeling less than proud of your smile because of your teeth, dental veneers can help you achieve your perfect smile. Not everyone is born with beautiful smiles, and even those who have an attractive smiles are prone to issues that affect their teeth. Veneers can help boost your self-confidence and transform your smile with beautifully aligned teeth.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that fit over the front of the teeth to correct dental issues that affect their appearance. As a result, they look like natural teeth. In essence, veneers achieve the same purpose as a false fingernail that fits over a nail.
Veneers are strong and comfortable. With proper care, they can last for many years before being replaced. Veneers can solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including:
✓ Worn enamel
✓ Wear and tear
✓ Uneven teeth
Factors that affect dental veneer cost
Dental veneers cost is determined by several factors, which include but are not limited to the following:
1. Type of veneer
There are primarily two types of veneers.
• Porcelain veneers: These are made of the most durable veneer material available and are also the most natural-looking. Porcelain veneers are highly biocompatible, meaning they rarely cause any complications.
• Composite veneers: Composite veneers are made of composite resin, a mixture of organic and inorganic materials. They blend fairly well with the teeth but tend to get stained by the time and are not as durable as porcelain veneers.
Another factor that affects the cost of veneers is the size and the type of the porcelain material of the veneers you will need. Generally, more material layers and custom effects translates to higher costs.
The costs of dental veneers treatment varies from office to office and state to state. Your location may also affect the amount you will have to part with for the procedure.
How much do veneers cost?
On average, the cost of porcelain veneers is anywhere between $600 and $2500 per tooth. Composite veneers, handcrafted, are cheaper, costing as much as $250 per tooth.
Our discounted rate is $950 per tooth for porcelain veneers. Here is what is included in the cost:
✓ Enamel shapin to make room for the veneer
✓ An impression (or mold) of the prepared tooth structure
✓ A veneer shade that best matches your smile
✓ A custom-made veneer (this step can take several weeks – you will wear a temporary veneer in the meantime).
It’s also important to note that the treatment requires several visits to the dentist, including for preliminary consultation, Digital Smile Design and X-ray of your teeth to evaluate the health status. Following this, you will return to the dentist to prepare your teeth for veneers, and the final visit will see the dentist bond and cure your porcelain veneer to your existing teeth.
Veneers are a worthwhile investment as they can help you feel and look good when you smile. In addition, they can last for more than a decade, depending on the type you choose. If you’d like to get veneers and know more about the costs, reach us today.