Published On: January 10, 2023By Categories: Porcelain Veneer

Veneers provide cosmetic improvements to your teeth. They conceal a wide variety of imperfections, including discoloration, chips, gaps, and uneven teeth. Veneers can give you a straighter, brighter smile in a short period of time. 

If you’re considering veneers, you may be wondering how much they cost. The exact cost varies based on a variety of factors, but here’s what you can expect to pay on average for dental veneers. 

Average Cost of Veneers 

The average cost of veneers can range anywhere from $1,100 to $1,450 per tooth. There are many factors that affect the total cost of being fitted with a full set of veneers. 

Factors in the Cost of Veneers 

The following factors affect the total cost of your veneers: 

  • Number of veneers. The cost of veneers is on a per-tooth basis, meaning that the more teeth that need veneers, the higher your total cost will be. Typically the only teeth that need veneers are the top front row of teeth that are the most visible when you smile. Some patients may want veneers on the bottom row of teeth depending on your preferences. 
  • Material. Veneers can be made of different materials. The higher the quality of the material, the higher the cost. Composite resin veneers are on the lower end of the cost range ($1,100), porcelain is higher ($1,300), and ultra-thin porcelain laminate veneers are at the top end of the range ($1,450). Higher quality veneers look more natural and last longer. 
  • Insurance. Dental insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures, but it does cover your basic dental care. You’ll need a dental exam and a cleaning before getting veneers, and these services are typically covered by insurance. If you have insurance, you won’t have the additional cost of these preparations. 
  • Geographic location. As with any type of service, the geographic location of your dentist’s office and the cost of living in the area will play a part in the cost of your veneers. The cost of dental services in large cities and densely populated areas is typically higher than in small towns and rural areas. 

How Do Veneers Work?

To understand the cost of veneers it helps to understand how they work. Veneers are thin, shell-like covers that attach to the front side of your teeth and wrap slightly around the sides. They give each tooth a new facade. Veneers, especially porcelain veneers, resemble natural tooth enamel in texture and finish. They are smooth, shiny, and are custom-tinted to match your natural teeth or make them look a few shades whiter. 

A very thin layer of tooth enamel is removed to make room for the veneers to attach. Then a dental bonding material is used to attach the veneers to your teeth. They stay in place permanently or until your dentist removes them. Once your teeth have been fitted with veneers, they must stay in place or be replaced with new veneers. The enamel is no longer fit to remain uncovered. 

Benefits of Veneers 

As far as cosmetic dental treatments and procedures go, veneers have many benefits: 

  • Quick. Veneers are a relatively quick fix for some dental imperfections. Rather than straightening teeth and closing gaps with Invisalign or braces that can take months or years, veneers may be able to improve your smile right away. 
  • Effective. When stained or discolored teeth don’t improve with teeth whitening, veneers can conceal these imperfections more effectively. 
  • Stain-resistant. Veneers are less likely to develop stains or become discolored than your natural teeth because they are non-porous. 
  • Low maintenance. There’s no additional action required to take care of your veneers. You simply brush and floss your teeth like you did before. 
  • Improve confidence. By improving the appearance of your smile, you can feel more confident. 

Creekview Dental Can Improve Your Smile With Veneers

If you want to improve your smile, veneers are one way to do so. Creekview Dental provides veneers so that you can smile confidently wherever you go. When your teeth are healthy but don’t look their best, veneers may be able to make the necessary improvements in a timely manner. 

To learn more, call 651-738-8204 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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