Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. It is touted as the “smile makeover” since it enhances the appearance of your teeth. It can be described as a thin shell that has the color of teeth which fits the front part of your teeth. The shells can change the size, color, and shape of one’s natural teeth. Veneers are an excellent solution to tooth discoloration, as well as teeth that are crooked, gapped, and irregularly shaped. The price of veneers differ based on the type.
Types of Veneers
There are different types of veneers. These are composite, porcelain, removable, and lumineers. Porcelain veneers are the most natural looking and durable kind. Porcelain laminate veneers are also biocompatible which means that they seldom injure the gum tissues and the mouth’s soft tissues. Porcelain is aesthetically appealing as well.
Composite veneers are made up of composite resin, a mixture of organic and inorganic materials. They can blend well with one’s natural teeth. However, they are more prone to stains and may not be as long-lasting as porcelain.
Lumineers are made of ultra thin porcelain laminate which need only minimal preparation before they are placed. Before its placement, the less natural tooth structure is taken out. A lumineer is placed over one’s tooth enamel.
Removable veneers are known as snap-on veneers. There are two types of this type of veneers: custom-made clip-on veneers and instant veneers.
The Cost of Veneers
Veneers are often not covered by dental insurance since they are considered as a cosmetic dental procedure. The price of veneers depends on the type, the dentist’s location, and the number of veneers you are getting. The average cost of traditional veneers is $600 to $2,500 per tooth. No-prep veneers like Lumineers are cheaper between $650 and $2,000 per tooth. The following are the costs of veneers per tooth according to type: Porcelain Veneers: $925 to $2,500, Lumineers: $800 to $2,000, Composite Resin Veneers: $600 to $1,500, and Removable Veneers: $470 to $600.
Veneers usually last for more than a decade. Of course, this depends on the type of veneers you choose. You may consider it a semipermanent investment that can give you a more confident smile.
It usually takes one to two weeks for the dentist to create your mold and for you to get your veneers. Once your veneers are in, schedule an appointment for them to be placed right away.