Your smile leaves the very first impression on everyone & this is the feature that most people notice. What if a tooth needs some minor treatment to make your smile brighter? That’s where a dental veneer can help to improve your smile.
Dental veneers are custom-designed to help hide dental damage, such as:
- stains and discoloration
- chips and cracks
- gaps between the teeth
During the veneer placement process, a dentist will remove a small amount of enamel around your tooth- a thin protective outer layer of the teeth. Therefore, once the dentist sets the veneers, you cannot remove them or decide not to use them.
How Are Veneers Placed?
The process of placing veneers is entirely different depending on the type of veneer you chose. Some veneers are custom-made for each person. The procedure begins by removing enamel surrounding your teeth. Then the dentist will take impressions of the teeth using a special filling-like material that can be bonded and sculpted & put into your mouth to get the shape of your teeth area. Then the impressions are sent to a dental laboratory, where the veneer is made to fit the tooth.
Finally, the veneers are smoothed to look like natural teeth.
Types Of Veneers & Which One Is Best
There are two types of veneers: Porcelain and Composite resin-based composite.
|Porcelain Veneers||Composite Resin Veneers|
|More expensive||Less expensive|
|Requires enamel removal||May not require enamel removal|
|2-3 Appointments||1 Appointment|
|Last 15-20 Years||Last 5-7 Years|
|Will not stain||Likely to stain|
|Less likely to chip or creak||Likely to chip or creak|
|More difficult to fix||Easy to fix|
Porcelain veneers offer more of a natural look and can cover more discolored misshapen teeth.
The type of veneer a person prefers will depend on their budget, needs, and priorities. A dentist can help them choose which type of dental veneer will work best for them.
Dental veneers range in price depending on the number of teeth a person needs to cover and the dentist performing the procedure. Veneers are not covered under dental insurance because they are considered cosmetic.
As per the Consumer Guide, porcelain veneers cost between $1,000 to $3,000 per tooth, while composite-resin veneers cost between $350to $2,000 per tooth.
These costs can vary based on:
- the type of veneer
- the amount of preparation before the procedure
- geographical location
There are a lot of aspects that can affect the price of the veneers. The teeth on which you want to put the veneers also impact the cost. The average cost of a veneer for a premolar or molar is around $700-$1,500 but the cost of veneers for your incisor teeth can be as high as $4,500 per tooth.
Veneers can range in both cost, durability, & a long-term solution to cosmetic tooth issues. A person considering cosmetic veneers should discuss this with a skilled dentist, so contact us to know more about veneers and how much it is going to cost you.