How Much Do Veneers Cost?
One of the most important features of the face is the smile. The smile indicates happiness, excitement, and gratitude. When a person can’t comfortably show off their smile, it puts them at a disadvantage in society. One of the best ways to become more comfortable in your body is by improving your smile. If you have slightly crooked, discolored, or misshaped teeth, dental veneers could be just the right confidence boost you need. Veneers are thin, tooth-like colored coverings that are permanently attached to the frontside of the tooth. Prior to getting veneers, it’s important to be well informed about the process behind getting them and how much do Veneers cost?
Types of Veneers
Dental veneers are a broad term for a variety of types of veneers. Dental veneers itself are often described as shells that are fixed to the front of a tooth, but there are various materials to choose from. Types include traditional porcelain, resin, and “no-prep” veneers.
Porcelain and resin veneers are similar in the process that is required for placement, but they are made of different materials and have varied cost. Porcelain is the most common veneer type, as they are most likely to mimic the natural look of a tooth.
Resin veneers are not as fragile and tend to chip less frequently. No-prep veneers, on the other hand, differ in the work required for placement.
Process of Veneers Placement
Depending on the type of veneers you choose, the placement procedure differs and hence the Veneers cost. However, the beginning process is similar. First, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send the molds to a dental lab where a perfect fit for your veneer will be crafted.
After this week or two, your dentist will ensure the veneer fit is accurate by temporarily placing it on your tooth. When fit is checked, the dentist will clean your teeth. This is where the process differs for porcelain and resin-based veneers; the front layers of your tooth will be grinded down to create a rougher texture so the veneer can grip properly.
With no-prep veneers, only a small layer of enamel will need to be roughed up for application, thus the name “no-prep.” After the tooth is prepped, the veneer will be attached with a cement-like substance and an ultraviolet light will be used to dry the material. After this process, your veneers will be ready to show off.
Many people are often concerned with veneers costs, as insurance doesn’t typically cover cosmetic procedures. Traditionally, someone can expect to pay between $900 and $2,500 per veneer depending on factors like material used and the individual dentist you visit.
Most veneers last 10 to 15 years, so it’s important to consider future costs associated with veneers as well. Since veneers remove layers of your tooth structure, once a veneer is removed another protecting piece or veneer needs to be placed.
If cost is an issue, many dentists will offer payment plans or financing options so you can get the smile of your dreams without breaking the bank.
Learn More About Dental Veneers and its Cost
If you are having difficulty appreciating your smile because of discolored or misshaped teeth, dental veneers could be the best option for you.
At Douglas Hamill DDS, our expert staff and dentist team can help you decide whether dental veneers are best for you. We offer Care Credit, a customized payment plan, to help you get the smile of your dreams.
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