The cost of veneers can often be a deciding factor in having them done. The price-tag can also determine what kind of veneers to have applied to your teeth.
If you have to have them done it is a good idea to speak with your dentist as only they can give you an accurate price. In this article I will go over the different types of veneers, how long they last, and the approximate cost. You’re dentist might charge more or less per tooth than what is listed here.
Variables Affecting The Cost of Dental Veneers
It is important to understand that the type, difficulty, geography, shape, and size can all have an effect on the cost of your veneers. For instance if you have an incisor that is oddly shaped and sticks out quite a distance from your other teeth it may cost more.
If you have any sort of decay or other problems with your teeth you may need dental surgery beforehand which may add to the cost of the process of obtaining veneers. Below are details on a few different types of veneers and their average cost.
Why are Porcelain Veneers so Expensive?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most expensive types of veneers. They require multiple trips to your dentist office (usually 3) and the most tooth preparation.
Tooth preparation is where they shave away a part of your natural tooth and roughen it up so the veneers can be applied. This preparation makes for a stronger bond. Porcelain veneers can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3000 per tooth.
What About Lumineers?
Lumineers brand are a brand of veneer that only DentMat labs make. However, you do not have to go to a special place to have them applied, many dentists offer Lumineers brand.
They can be applied in as little as two visits to your dentist office instead of three. They can cost anywhere from $800 to $2000 per tooth. Lumineers attract many people because they are one of the most advertised and they are a little cheaper than traditional porcelain veneers.
Lumineers can last up to 20 years or more with proper care.
E. Max Veneers
Next in line are E.Max veneers, like feldspathic veneers very little tooth preparation is needed. However a wax mold of your teeth has to be made so you will need to make at least two trips to your dentist.
E.max veneers are fabricated in such a way that they are more stain, crack, and chip resistant than other types of veneers. They can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,800 per tooth. This type of veneer generally lasts 15 to 20+ years.
Looking to Save Money?
Composite resin veneers are the cheapest on the market. This type of veneer needs little tooth preparation and can be done in as little as one visit to your dentist office.
Composite resin veneers can cost anywhere from $250 to $300 per tooth. Although the price might make this option look more attractive than the others, composite resin veneers do not last nearly as long as other options such as E.Max.
They can last from 5 to 7 years with proper maintenance and care. This type of veneer also does not generally look as natural as porcelain, e.max, or feldspathic veneers.
When choosing the type of veneer you would like to have applied to your teeth, it is important to take into consideration factors other than the cost.
If you want your veneers to last a long time, you may want to go with a more expensive option such as E.max, Lumineers, or porcelain.
Tooth preparation is also a factor in choosing your veneers, especially if you want to keep most of your existing tooth structure. Talking with your dentist and making sure you are a good candidate for veneers is the first step.