Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that has grown in popularity over the years. Veneers helps to improve the appearance of your smile. They are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells that are chemically bonded to the front surface of teeth in order to improve their aesthetics. The most common type of dental veneers are made of porcelain and are highly durable and stain resistant.
If this type of cosmetic procedure is of interest to you, an important consideration is the cost.
Dental veneers are an ideal esthetic option for patients with severe discoloration, chipped or broken teeth, gapped teeth, and/or smaller teeth.
What Is the Average Financial Cost of Dental Veneers?
The dental veneer procedure is highly customized so prices will range from patient to patient. The national average cost per tooth somewhere between $1,000 and $2,500. Veneers last on average between 5 to 20 years, depending on the type and care you give them. The cost represents very good value versus time.
What Factors Determine the Cost of Dental Veneers?
One of the first factors to consider is the number of dental veneers you will need or desire. Some patients may only require 1 veneer, for example, in the case of a chipped or broken tooth. Other patients, may be looking to create an even and symmetrical smile and may choose 6 to 8 veneers.
The front six or eight teeth on the upper teeth are the most popular option for dental veneers.
Porcelain is the #1 choice when it comes to veneers. Compared to composite resin, porcelain veneers are more durable, stain-resistant, longer-lasting, and are considered a more permanent solution.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:
- Less invasive compared to other types of veneers
- Resistant to chips, breakages, and fractures
- Compatible with oral tissues
Most patients will also combine porcelain veneers with other esthetic treatment like teeth whitening and Botox. Those procedures will involve additional costs.
Are Dental Veneers A Good Investment?
While dental veneers do carry a higher cost than some other cosmetic dentistry procedures, they are considered an investment in your self. Dental veneers are a simple procedure and you can greatly improve the appearance of your smile quickly.
A whiter, brighter smile has a major impact on people’s self-esteem and confidence. This smile can have a positive effect on their work and social lives.
In fact, studies have shown that people with a great smile are perceived as being more successful in their careers and more intelligent.
Why Choose Cosmetic Dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS?
Dr. Marielaina Perrone and her staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients possible.