If you are tired of feeling insecure about the appearance of your smile due to imperfections, veneers may be the ideal solution for you. Your cosmetic dentist in Valparaiso can drastically improve the size, shape, and proportion of your teeth by adding false fronts. They can be used to hide several flaws, such as discoloration, chips, and minor alignment concerns using a minimally invasive procedure. However, while they are very beneficial, it is natural to be concerned about the cost.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay?
The cost of veneers can vary considerably based on several factors. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $2,500 per tooth. However, the price you pay will depend on the material used, such as if they are composite, porcelain, or ultra-thin.
Generally, composite veneers are the cheapest with an average cost of $250 to $1,500 per tooth because they are fabricated in the dental office. As a result, only one appointment is needed so you will avoid additional fees for multiple visits and laboratory fees.
Porcelain veneers tend to range in the middle as far as the price is concerned with the average cost per tooth between $500 to $2,500. In most cases, two appointments are needed as they will need to be created in a laboratory to ensure the highest quality of results.
The most expensive form of veneers tends to be those that are ultra-thin, potentially costing as much as $2,000 per tooth. They are more expensive due to their thin design that requires more laboratory services than that of other options.
If a laboratory is needed, you will likely need temporary veneers, which will also add to the cost of the procedure. You can also expect to pay for necessary x-rays and a local anesthetic during the procedure.
Many dentists will offer discounts when treating multiple teeth. This offers a huge cost-savings opportunity because you can have the front six teeth on the top or bottom treated and only pay the cost for having a single veneer placed.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover the Cost?
In many cases, your dental insurance cannot be used for elective procedures, like veneers. However, depending on your specific policy, they may cover a portion of the cost depending on why they are needed. If your insurance does include them, you may need to pay deductibles and higher premiums for the coverage.
Where Can I Get Affordable Veneers?
While many locations offer discounted veneers, they can be low-quality and end up costing you more in repairs down the road. If cost is a concern, look for a dentist who offers flexible payment options and accepts third-party financing, like CareCredit.
About Smiles of Valparaiso & Associates
Smiles of Valparaiso & Associates is committed to creating beautiful smiles while enhancing your oral health. By holding the highest standard for excellence, we provide world-class services at our state-of-the-art facility. If you have any questions about veneers, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.