Dental veneers can be an excellent solution for sufferers of many oral health issues; not only to restore a winning smile, but to also give confidence. They can be expensive, however, which naturally detracts some. But what is the cost of porcelain veneers?
The cost of porcelain veneers depends on many factors of course, so it is hard to give a full appraisal of what you could expect to pay. These costs include; the fees of the dental professional team who will be treating you, the productions costs of the veneers themselves, and most importantly in many respects, the number of veneers that are required.
It is also worth remembering that porcelain veneers cost can vary, considerably, from city to city, region to region and state to state. Obviously, having treatment within the major metropolises will be far higher than rural centers.
It is also worth asking the providers of your dental insurance as to whether they can contribute to the cost of porcelain veneers. While unlikely, (as it is cosmetic procedure in the main), there are some instances where you can qualify.
Many dentists also offer payment plans for such procedures, which can help spread the cost of course.
Individually, porcelain veneers cost from $900 to $2, 500 per tooth, depending on the size of veneer needed, the tooth to be fitted, and the location of the tooth in the mouth. A consultation with your dentist will be able to advise completely as to how much treatment will cost.
Whatever the issue is that you have, it is more than likely that porcelain veneers will be able to help. Common issues treated are explained below.
As time progresses, the enamel on our teeth will wear and discolor. Increasingly, this is affected by our regular consumption of carbonated drinks, fruit juices, coffee and tea. However, it can also be as a result of some medications, and be caused by hereditary issues and of course, smoking.
Equally common of course is natural wear and tear to the tooth itself. The aging process often causes small fractures, cracks and a destabilizing in the structure of the teeth, which can be corrected. However, the dental veneers cost for such a procedure could be well into the thousands of dollars.
Other complaints where veneers have proven extremely successful are uneven spacing, shortened teeth caused by grinding, and reconstruction following trauma or illness.
Applying veneers can take several sessions of course, and again depends very much on the severity of the problem. However, the average time taken is somewhere between two or three sessions, spread out of a six to eight week period.
Treatment itself should not be painful of course, but could require sedation or anesthetic injection into the gums and nerves of the teeth. Exactly what will be required will be determined through initial consultations of course.
The tooth will then be reshaped, in order that the veneer can be fixed securely. Once the veneer has been fixed, this will again be reshaped to provide the best and most natural look.
While the cost of porcelain veneers can be a sizable amount of money; the pros following treatment often far outweighs this downside.