Dental veneers can serve as a beautiful – albeit expensive – solution for worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, abnormal spacing, chips, and cracks. Although veneers can be pricey, people are often more than happy with their results, and feel the benefits far outweigh the cost. The cost of dental veneers depends on many factors, including:
- The fees of the cosmetic dentist who performs the procedure.
- The artistic and technical skill of the ceramist making the veneers and the cosmetic dentist who is applying the veneers.
- The material used.
- The location where it is performed. Costs for dental veneers and all cosmetic dentistry procedures vary widely by region of the country, specifically from large metropolitan areas to smaller towns.
- The type of dental insurance you have (dental insurance typically does not cover cosmetic procedures).
- The number of teeth requiring veneers.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than their composite resin counterparts. Traditional porcelain veneers may cost from $900 to $2,500 per tooth. Porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years. Composite veneers cost approximately $250 to $1500 per tooth and are expected to last five to seven years.
Many dentists are willing to offer payment plans for cosmetic procedures. Be sure to ask your dentist about financing options.
So what exactly are you paying for?