Dental Veneers Cost: How Much are Veneers Per Tooth?

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After you have established yourself as a candidate for teeth veneers, you may next jump to the obvious question of 'how much do veneers cost?'

The cost of dental veneers varies significantly on a case-by-case basis, the most important factor of which is perhaps the number of veneers. It goes without saying that the more veneers required for smile makeover, the higher the cost the treatment will be. Another important veneers cost factor is the health of the mouth in question. Treatment for someone with pristine oral health will typically be less than someone with significant tooth decay, gum disease or other health or functionality problems. This is because such conditions must first be corrected before veneers can be considered; which can take time and incur added costs.

Some of the additional factors that affect the price of veneers for your teeth include (but are not limited to):

  • Material type (Porcelain veneers cost more than composite veneers)
  • Veneer type (traditional veneers cost more than minimal preparation veneers like Lumineers; they also last longer)
  • The location treatment was performed (Large metropolis’ tend to have higher health care costs than smaller towns)
  • The fees of the cosmetic dentist and lab used to fabricate the veneers
  • Dental insurance coverage (Veneers often are not covered by insurance because they generally are elective)

Although the cost of veneers varies significantly, there are national averages serving as a price indicator. Composite veneers cost per tooth ranges between $250 and $1,500. Porcelain veneers cost per tooth ranges between $925 and $2,500. Compare with the cost of mini implants, the cost of dentures and the cost of tooth bridges.

Maintaining Veneer Longevity

Considering the cost associated with a veneer smile makeover, it is important that you take steps to ensure its longevity. With proper maintenance and care, your dental veneers can last between 10 and 15 years. The ADA recommends that you visit your dentist two times each year. This becomes all the more important if you get porcelain dental veneers. Practicing good oral hygiene to prevent plaque buildup, dental decay and gingival issues (such as gum disease or gum recession) is essential. Speak with your cosmetic dentist about the best way to maximize the life of your veneers.