What price can you put on teeth that restore your confidence or make you look younger? You also want a solution that is simple and that works for you for as long as possible. For many years the cost of dental veneers put them out of range of plenty of people. While it is difficult to give an exact figure when answering how much do veneers cost, we have included some averages to give you an idea of what to expect to pay for this kind of cosmetic dentistry.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers make cosmetic improvements to your teeth and can actually give your smile a complete makeover. They are thin shells that are shaped and bonded to your teeth to improve conditions such as
- Chipped, fractured or broken teeth
- Small teeth to increase surface area
- Damaged or asymmetrical teeth
- To fill the spaces in a gappy smile
- To create covers for teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments
What Are Your Options?
Dental veneers are produced in porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are more natural looking than compost resin because the finish is so much closer to dental enamel. They also capture light in a very natural way.
Porcelain veneers are robust and longer lasting, ranging from 12 to 25 years but they do tend to cost more.
Composite resin is not as strong as porcelain veneers and is more likely to get damaged. They do not last as long as porcelain veneers, only between four and eight years.
Regardless of what you choose, you must take good care of your dental veneers.
They should not be stained, because they cannot have whitening treatments, and damage to porcelain veneers may not be possible to repair. Every time you have new dental veneers, your dentist must remove some of your dental enamel and wear down your tooth’s natural structure. You need to be realistic when planning ahead and ensure you get the longest possible wear from your veneers.
So How Much Do Veneers Cost?
According to smile.com.au’s results of the National Dental Fee Survey porcelain dental veneers cost in the region of $1983 per tooth while a composite resin veneer costs around $860 per tooth.
Remember that dental veneers cost falls under the banner of cosmetic dentistry and you will need to cover the cost of the procedure. Veneers’ cost is not covered by private health insurance or Medicare.
What To Expect From The Procedure?
You will need to have a full dental assessment before a treatment plan can be recommended. Your dentist will need to shave some dental enamel away from the surface of your teeth before taking an impression of the teeth. This will be sent off to a dental laboratory so your porcelain veneers can be crafted. When they are ready you will return for your fitting and they will be bonded to your teeth using dental cement. They will be shaped and polished to enhance your smile.