As you can see in the chart above, the average cost of veneers varies depending on where you live and what type of veneers you need. If you need an entire upper or lower set of veneers, then the average cost of veneers will be significantly higher than if you only need to correct the alignment of your teeth. Keep in mind that these averages are just that—average—and not everyone pays this much for their veneers.
The Typical Price Range for Veneers
The price range for veneers varies based on several factors. For example, when it comes to veneer work, location and dentist matter. A few more considerations for pricing include: The condition of your teeth and gums will have an impact on whether you require a full-mouth reconstruction or just some spot treatment. Whether you choose porcelain or composite resin material also affects the price. In addition, certain procedures can require additional dentistry (e.g., scaling to remove plaque from under your gums). Finally, brand-name products like Lumineers tend to cost a bit more than off-the-shelf materials made by other companies due to research and development costs.
Having said that, an average per-tooth starting point for veneers using top-quality composite resin materials ranges from $200 to $800. If you get high-end custom restorations made by one of a handful of specialized doctors around the country who can use dental lasers for invisibly thin caps that bond well with your teeth, expect to pay thousands per tooth…if not more. Porcelain veneers typically run between $500 and $1,000 per tooth while simpler plastic ones could be less expensive (as low as $200). Keep in mind that sometimes individual teeth don’t need restoration but instead new crowns are placed all over your mouth.
Invisalign or Veneers?
So, you want straight teeth but you don’t want braces. Which option sounds more appealing to you: Invisalign or veneers? Many people are leaning toward cosmetic treatments, such as dental veneers because they aren’t considering any other treatment options. And while some people may choose to have both Invisalign and veneers done at once, that isn’t an option for everyone. So what exactly is included in these two treatments and how do they compare to each other? The differences between Invisalign and veneers are listed below so that if you need either one, you can make an informed decision on which procedure works best for your situation and budget.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Veneers
- What are dental veneers?
- How much do dental veneers cost?
- Why would I need a dental veneer?
- Where can I find out more about dental veneers?
- Can anyone who needs a smile makeover benefit from getting a dental veneer, or just those with missing teeth due to injury or decay removal and fillings; or someone whose teeth are severely discolored from heavy tea, coffee, wine, and tobacco use; or who have advanced periodontal disease (advanced gum disease)?
Extra Costs for Dental Procedures
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all dental procedure; different dental work can come with varying costs. For example, if you’re getting veneers and your dentist needs to remove some teeth or cut gum tissue for access, you could be looking at hundreds of dollars in additional charges. You should be prepared for some charges that are not included in your treatment estimate—for instance, your dentist may ask you to schedule follow-up appointments just to check on things post-treatment and charge accordingly. In addition, if something unexpected comes up during treatment that needs immediate attention—such as a tooth cracking during an extraction—you could also expect some more costs (though nothing too drastic).
Last but Not Least, Choose Your Dentist Wisely
As you likely know, dental work isn’t cheap. While insurance can help offset some costs, paying out-of-pocket for your veneers will still run you a pretty penny—and that doesn’t include all of your follow-up appointments. So how do you know if it’s worth it to invest in veneers or if your money would be better spent on other cosmetic dentistry procedures, like teeth whitening or bonding? It all depends on what you value: If a whiter smile is important to you, then yes—veneers are worth it.
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