How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost and Can I Afford Them?

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that helps to improve the appearance of a person’s smile. They are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the surface of teeth in order to improve their aesthetics. The most common type of dental veneers are made of porcelain and there are different types of porcelain veneers.

If you are interested in this type of cosmetic procedure, an important consideration is dental veneers cost. There is no single, catch-all price for veneers. In this blog post, we will look at the average cost of veneers and also consider the different factors that help to determine the specific cost for patients.

Dental veneers are a great option for people with severe discoloration, chipped or broken teeth, gapped teeth, pointed teeth, and/or smaller-than-average teeth. Let’s get started and learn more about how much do dental veneers cost.

What Is the Average Cost of Dental Veneers?

As we have mentioned, every case will be different and therefore it is not possible to give an exact cost when it comes to dental veneers. Looking at the average costs in the United States as a whole, the Consumer Guide to Dentistry puts the average cost per tooth somewhere between $800 and $2,500. Veneers last on average between 5 to 20 years, depending on the type, which means the cost represents good value over this time period.

What Factors Determine the Cost of Dental Veneers?

One of the first considerations here is the number of veneers you will need. Some patients may only require 1 veneer, for example, in the case of a chipped or broken tooth. Other patients, seeking to create an even and symmetrical smile, may choose to get 6 to 8 veneers.

The front eight teeth on the top row of teeth are the most popular options for the application of dental veneers given that they are the most visible.

Dental porcelain is the most popular choice when it comes to veneers and with good reason. Compared to composite resin, porcelain veneers are more durable, stain-resistant, longer-lasting, and are seen as a more permanent solution. They are also easier on the gumline than composite resin material.

As noted in the introduction, there are different types of porcelain veneers available. The chosen type will impact the overall cost of treatment. One of the most popular types of porcelain veneers is e.max and its benefits include:

  • Less invasive compared to other types of veneers
  • Durable and strong
  • Resistant to chips, breakages, and fractures
  • Bio-compatible
  • Stain-resistant
  • Long-lasting (up to 20 years)

e.max dental veneers are made of several layers of pressed porcelain, which also helps to give them a lifelike sparkle.

Sedation is an option for patients who are feeling nervous about getting dental veneers. While veneers prep involves minimal discomfort and the overall procedure is very simple, dental sedation can be administered if the patient so wishes. As this service is not included in the upfront costs of veneers, it will impact the overall cost.

Finally, many patients are keen to combine dental veneers with additional treatments, such as gum contouring. It is important to bear in mind that these separate services will involve additional costs.

Are Dental Veneers A Good Investment?

While dental veneers do have a higher cost than some other cosmetic procedures, they are widely considered to be a good investment. Dental veneers are a simple procedure and you can greatly improve the appearance of your smile with a single treatment. Veneers are also undoubtedly one of the most lifelike cosmetic restorations that are available.

As noted in the introduction, many different patients will be eligible for dental veneers. Those with severe teeth discoloration, which is unable to be fixed with teeth whitening, are excellent candidates for this type of treatment. Patients with damaged, misaligned, or unusually shaped teeth can all benefit from dental veneers.

A bright smile has a major impact on people’s overall self-esteem and confidence. It can make people more sociable and outgoing, which can have a positive effect on their work and social lives. 

In fact, research shows that people with a nice smile are perceived as being more successful in their careers, more intelligent, and more likely to get a second date! A majority of Americans (two-thirds) say they would not go on a second date with someone with crooked or unaesthetic teeth. If you feel that your smile has been holding you back in your life, then dental veneers are a wonderful option.

Why Choose Dr. David Eshom?

Dr. David Eshom and his team are fully dedicated to providing the highest level of care and treatment to patients.

Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Eshom and his team use the most effective techniques when it comes to dental veneer treatment.

We strive to provide affordable care and offer Capital One® Health Care Finance. We also require no down payment and our patients can make easy monthly installments.

How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?

The bottom line is that dental veneers are a lasting investment in your smile. Given the above factors, there is no single price for dental veneers cost. Dr. Eshom will provide an accurate estimate prior to treatment.

If you are unhappy with your smile, dental veneers are a wonderful option. Whether you require 1 single veneer or a full row, Dr. Eshom provides the highest level of patient care in San Diego. Contact us today to reserve your free porcelain veneer estimate and consultation.


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