If you’d like to change the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers can make a difference to their aesthetics but you’re probably wondering what the price of dental veneers is going to cost before you go ahead with your cosmetic dentistry treatment. Today we’re going to take a look at what porcelain veneers cost.
What Are Porcelain Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin covers or shells that are crafted to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental veneers are fitted over the front of the teeth and can be used to alter their size, shape and colour.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Querying the price of porcelain veneers is relevant because, years ago, they were very expensive and generally reserved for the likes of celebrities who had cosmetic improvements made. But as the demand for a beautiful smile has increased, the cost of porcelain veneers has decreased proportionately and they are now more affordable than ever.
It is difficult to give an approximate porcelain veneers cost because everyone is different and has different needs. Also remember that porcelain and composite resin veneers attract different costs and the quote you are given will also depend on the type of material you choose. The most accurate way to get an estimate of what your veneers are going to cost, is to consult with your dentist and have your personal needs assessed.
If you’d like a ballpark figure, smile.com.au does have some rates, but these are based on the results of their 2017 National Dental Fee Survey so they are a bit dated.
They say that back then the average cost of a porcelain veneer went up to $1983 per tooth.
This is compared to $860 per tooth for a composite resin dental veneer, from the same period.
Also remember that you may wish to have a dental veneer placed on one or two teeth to improve the way they look, but your dentist may recommend having your front four or six covered up with dental veneers to create a more even appearance. Even though your dentist will do his best to match the veneers to the other teeth in your mouth, there could be a slight visible difference, which would best be served by having veneers placed over the adjacent teeth as well.
Porcelain Veneers Or Composite Resin Dental Veneers: What’s Best?
Porcelain dental veneers do take longer to complete, and are more expensive, but they do provide the best long term solution. Porcelain dental veneers last longer and resemble your natural teeth more closely than resin. Resin veneers are more affordable but are best considered as a temporary or short term solution as they have a shorter lifespan.
If you’d like more information on how much porcelain veneers cost or what you can expect during the procedure it’s best to speak to a professional. Please contact us for an appointment: (02) 6188 7293.