Dental veneers serve as a fantastic alternative to traditional metal braces and Invisalign. If you’re looking to achieve a dramatically different smile without waiting the 1-2 years that both braces and transparent aligners take to achieve desirable results, it’s a treatment worth consideration.
Veneers are not only a quick way to repair a smile, it’s also a lasting way. Often, veneers last 10-15 years and, in some cases, even longer.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers (also called porcelain veneers) serve as thin covers that adhere to your natural teeth, to give them a more structurally sound, classically shaped look. Pacific Dental Care provides a variety of cosmetic dental procedures with a full array of dental veneer options for you to choose from.
Porcelain Veneer Benefits
- Veneers are strong & long-lasting
- Porcelain veneers are the most natural-looking surface available
- Veneers require only a minimal amount of tooth enamel removal (less than with a crown or cap)
- Largely stain-resistant
Porcelain veneers are a popular option for patients who have chipped or cracked teeth, a gap (diastema) between teeth, or misshapen teeth. But the question on the minds of many patients is how much do porcelain veneers cost?
When it comes to pricing, porcelain veneers are going to be more expensive than, say, an indirect or a direct composite resin alternative, but porcelain veneers are glossier, more realistic-looking, and will last longer.
Porcelain veneer cost will vary from case to case, but, in a general sense, the national averages usually support porcelain veneer cost to be anywhere between $900 and $2,500 per tooth. Most commonly, veneers are used for front teeth. Specific pricing information at our practice can be confirmed by contacting our dentist or staff.
Composite veneers cost considerably less, ranging from $250 to $1500 per tooth, based on a national average. This type of veneer generally lasts between 5-7 years.
It’s difficult to provide an exact quote for cost of dental veneers here, whether they are made of porcelain or composite materials, because dental veneer cost depends on more than a few factors, including:
- Cosmetic dentist who performs the procedure.
- Cost for ceramist to fabricate your veneers in a lab.
- Cost for dental veneer placement.
- Treatment location. Cosmetic dentistry procedures may vary depending on region (for instance, price might be different in a big city than in a smaller town.
- Material used (as stated previously, porcelain is more expensive than composite resin).
- Number of teeth that require dental veneers.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Since it is viewed as a cosmetic procedure, dental veneers generally are not covered by insurance. Our practice serves the Glendale, Pasadena, and Burbank areas – together, we’ll determine the treatment necessary to achieve your desired results. We’ll discuss everything up front with full transparency. Qualified candidates might also be able to work with a financing company to gain funding or develop a monthly payment plan that fits with just about any budget. Contact Pacific Dental Care today to schedule your consultation and we’ll go over everything you need to know.