Porcelain Veneers Cost - Teeth Veneers Cost

Porcelain veneers produce amazing cosmetic results – improving your teeth’s appearance, your smile, and in the process, your self-esteem and confidence.

There is no doubt that veneers are an excellent option, but you have probably asked yourself, ”What is the price of porcelain veneers?”

Fees for porcelain veneers will always vary depending on the area you live in and the difficulty of your case.  Fees vary significantly based on the experience of the cosmetic dentist, location of the country, number of restorations and the challenge of a specific patient’s cosmetic case.

The cost of getting porcelain veneers largely depends on how many veneers are required to produce the desired results.  In most cases, a minimum of six veneers is needed, and is usually placed on the upper six front teeth, from the canine to canine.  The cost of each individual veneer significantly varies with figures ranging from $1000 to $2000 per tooth.

Generally speaking, the price of tooth veneers increases with the number of in-office treatments required by the patient.  The veneering procedure usually requires two or more visits one to two weeks apart. Veneers made of porcelain provide a greater longevity than plastic (composite), typically lasting fifteen to twenty five years.

Location of the cosmetic dentist practice also influences the cost of veneers.  The average fee can be less expensive in a small rural town while the higher prices are found in larger metropolitan areas on either coast.

If you’re investigating the prices of porcelain veneers, understand that this is a permanent decision and like most you want your smile to look and feel natural.  Make sure you visit with an experienced cosmetic dentist that can show your numerous cases of their own or there is no large portoflio make sure you see evidence of them taking hands on esthetic dentistry courses.  These courses typically all occur after graduating dental school.  Dentists that hold active memberships in the AACD and other cosmetic oriented associations are worth visiting.

Once you have found a particular dentist, you will most likely make a consultation appointment.  There may be an examination fee for this visit.  The receptionist scheduling your consultation appointment should be able to quote this fee for you precisely.  Dental x-rays will be required and these can add to the cost of the consultation, but these are items you would need no matter which dentist performed the work.    

After the examination, the dentist will be able to provide an accurate estimate on the overall cost of getting porcelain veneers.  You can always choose to get see another dentist if you feel the cost is too high but remember this is a permanent decision to alter your smile and can have long lasting benefits.  Do your homework, see their portfolio, ask about post graduate courses as they relate to cosmetic dentistry, look for testimonials.  Although we all want a fair price for services including a smile makeover with veneers, this is one decision you should never make solely on price.

Almost all dental insurance companies consider porcelain veneers part of elective cosmetic dentistry and will not pay anything for them. This ultimately leaving the whole cost of porcelain veneers to the patient.  However there are many financing options available for those wanting to pursue cosmetic dentistry. 

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