How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

If your smile leaves you feeling anything less than confident and self-assured, then you may want to consider taking steps to move closer to that kind of smile.  Porcelain veneers at cornerstone family dentistry can change the color of your teeth, the shape of your teeth and the overall balance of your smile.  The improvements in your grin can make a big difference in your day to day life but they do come at a price.

The final bill is determined by the material used, the training and experience of the dentist performing the treatment and your geographic location.  The porcelain veneer process involves a number of steps, even if it is only one tooth and not a complete set.  If you are trying to use porcelain veneers for more than one tooth, then you will need to multiply the cost by the number of teeth.

In order for the dentist to determine the best way to use porcelain veneers in your mouth, the dentist will need to perform associated procedures that can include:

  • A dental exam
  • Diagnostic wax-up
  • Bitewing x-ray
  • Panoramic x-ray
  • Periapical x-ray
  • Prophylaxis

The total cost will also include the cost of the material, porcelain, used for the veneers.  The quality of the material will directly impact the look of the final product.  Natural teeth have a translucence that can be replicated with porcelain, and unlike natural teeth, porcelain is stain resistant.  So your natural teeth will need to be whitened to maintain their appearance after years of coffee and wine, but the porcelain veneers will not be affected by what you eat or drink.

Veneers can be composed of resin instead of porcelain to decrease the overall cost of the veneer, but porcelain is more durable than resin.  Porcelain veneers can last between fifteen to twenty years, so they are more of a long term investment in your smile and you will not have to worry about replacing them frequently.  Additionally, porcelain veneers are lab made, instead of chair side, so the craftsmanship adds to the final cost of the veneers.  Taking good care of your custom made porcelain veneers will ensure they keep your smile looking good for a long time to come without the concern of replacement costs.

Associated costs

Depending on the tooth or teeth you are looking to change with veneers, the dentist may need two to three appointments from the start of the treatment to the end.  If you already have had veneers or other serious dental work, the dentist may need more appointments or additional procedures to ensure that your mouth will have the look you want with minimal complications.  How much do veneers cost with insurance?

Depending on your dental insurance plan, the coverage for medically necessary treatments varies.  In nearly all cases, veneers are considered cosmetic so insurance does not cover any of the costs.  Your dental insurance plan may cover some of the additional procedures, like x-rays and exams, but be sure to check your policy for specifics.

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