Are Veneers Worth The Cost?

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Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Veneers can help you achieve a great smile by improving the appearance of chipped, broken, or stained teeth. However, before getting veneers, it’s vital to ensure that your teeth are free of decay. Your dentist will address any tooth decay before proceeding with the fabrication and placement of veneers.

What Smile Issues Can Veneers Fix?

Veneers are an excellent way to transform an ordinary smile into an extraordinary one. Although, they are a costly cosmetic procedure. Many people desire a new smile, but they believe cosmetic dentistry is out of their reach financially. The question, “are veneers worth the cost?” depends on each desire for their smile.

Veneers can restore and enhance smiles with:

  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Slightly Misaligned Or Crooked Teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Presence Of Small Chips To Incisal Edge
  • Teeth That Have Been Worn Down
  • Irregularly Sized Or Misshapen Teeth

What Do Veneers Do For Your Smile?

A veneer is simply a covering over something. A dental veneer is a covering over your natural tooth structure. The purpose of covering your natural tooth is to fix flaws in your smile. Veneers allow your dentist to change the shape, color, and size of your teeth.

Veneers are mainly a cosmetic restoration. They do not change the way your teeth bite together in any way.

Veneers are perfect for covering deeply stained teeth, slightly misaligned teeth, and teeth with spacing between them. If any of these are present in your current smile and hold you back from smiling fully, veneers may be right for you. In this instance, the benefits of a beautiful smile will far outweigh the cost.

“Better Smile, Better Life”

 

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Types of Veneers

There are four types of veneers in cosmetic dentistry for your smile:

Porcelain Veneers 

They are highly durable, strong, and resistant to staining. Modern dental porcelain blends easily with the color of your natural smile. They also have good longevity with proper care. Porcelain veneers typically last 10 to 15 years with proper dental hygiene care. Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic restoration.

Composite Veneers

When completed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, composite veneers can look very natural but can discolor with time. They are also not as strong as porcelain veneers. These veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers and last between 5 to 7 years with proper dental hygiene maintenance. Composite veneers are permanent.

Lumineers 

Are a brand of veneers. They are fabricated from ultra-thin porcelain laminate and require minimal tooth structure removal before placement. Lumineers have a shorter lifespan than traditional veneers.

Temporary veneers 

Are just that temporary. They do not look nearly as natural as permanent porcelain veneers. They are also more challenging to keep clean and may harm your oral health over time with frequent wear. These veneers are not meant for long-term use.

Costs of Veneers

The cost of dental veneers will vary by type of veneer chosen, your location, and your dentist’s individual pricing. Unfortunately, dental insurance typically does not cover the cost of veneers, as they are a cosmetic procedure. Check the coverage benefit of your dental insurance to be sure.

National Average Pricing For Different Types Of Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers— $1,200 – $2,000 (per tooth)

Composite resin veneers— $600 – $1,000 (per tooth)

Lumineers cost — $800-$2,000 (per tooth)

Temporary veneers — Included in Cost For Above Restorations (for both upper and lower teeth)

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Are Veneers Worth the Financial Cost?

This is a question each individual must answer based on their finances and desires for their smile. Veneers can be a costly procedure.

The national average for porcelain veneers is about $1,200 to $2,000 per tooth.

However, with proper dental hygiene maintenance, porcelain veneers can last between 15 and 20 years. That is a pretty good investment.

Pros and Cons of Veneers

Quality, natural-looking dental veneers start with choosing a well trained, experienced cosmetic dentist. Choose wisely. An experienced dentist will use a high-quality dental laboratory and have the necessary skills to perform the procedure properly. Dental veneers procedure can be very skill intensive. Not all cosmetic dentists have the necessary skill or experience.

One of the most desired benefits of veneers is their natural-looking properties. Veneers mimic the way our teeth reflect light to give them a natural cosmetic appearance. Porcelain is a highly glazed glass, which will not collect stains as our natural teeth do.

The color of porcelain veneers does not change over time. Some people refer to this advantage as “permanent teeth whitening.”

The main disadvantages of veneers are that they can be expensive, require a two-visit dental procedure, and must be replaced at some point in the future.

Dental veneers can make you look younger by covering and correcting chipped, shortened, and misaligned, and yellowed teeth. 

How Long Will My Dental Veneers Last?

There are two essential factors in the longevity of dental veneers. 

  • Were they prepared and inserted into your smile properly by your dentist?
  • Are you maintaining good dental hygiene at home? As well as keeping regular dental visits?

Choosing your dentist is critical. Not only for cosmetic results but also the actual cosmetic procedures. A well trained cosmetic dentist will know proper smile design and plan for the most optimal outcome for your smile.

Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years or longer with good dental hygiene care and regular dental visits. Composite veneers typically last between 5 and 7 years, while Lumineers can last about ten years.

Excellent oral hygiene (includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily) and consistent professional teeth cleanings will help you keep your tooth decay risk low. It is recommended that patients with dental veneers wear a professional nightguard to protect their new smiles while sleeping.

So after learning all that is above, we ask again, “are veneers worth the cost?” With proper maintenance, they will outlast many other significant investments you could make.

How To Make Veneers More Affordable

Dental veneers can be a single tooth or multiple teeth. Examine your smile and see what you do not like about it. It may be possible to give you a smile you desire, with only veneers being part of your smile.

You may be able to combine a single veneer with teeth whitening for a new cosmetic look as well. Speak to your dentist about payment plans and CareCredit options to help the finances for this as well.

You may be able to achieve your dream smile without multiple veneers. 

Conclusion

Dental veneers can transform just about any smile quickly and easily. But are they worth the cost? Speak to your dentist to see what treatment is right for your smile both in health and cosmetically.

Regain confidence in your smile with the help of Marielaina Perrone DDS!

Our goal is to help our patients give them their best smile yet. Dr. Perrone and her cosmetic dental team are proud to offer comprehensive dental care, including routine dental cleanings as well as the cosmetic and restorative procedures mentioned above.

If you are ready for a smile makeover, contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no cost cosmetic consultation appointment. We cannot wait to help you with your state of the art smile makeover to create the smile of your dreams in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.

 

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PORCELAIN VENEERS COST FAQ

HOW MUCH DO VENEERS COST?

Dental veneers will have varying prices, and it usually depends on the material used and the experience and skill level of the cosmetic dentist. A composite veneer can cost between $600 and $1,000 per tooth, while porcelain veneers can range from $1,200 to $2,000 per tooth.

ARE VENEERS WORTH IT?

Yes. Dental veneers are worth getting. According to Marielaina Perrone DDS, they are a long-term investment in improving not just your cosmetic appearance but your overall self-confidence in yourself. If you increase your self-confidence, it can change your life for the better.

WHY ARE VENEERS SO EXPENSIVE?

Veneers are expensive due to the dental materials and skills involved. You want to be sure to choose a cosmetic dentist with extensive training and experience to perform dental veneers.

Marielaina Perrone DDS has been in private practice for over 20 years with hundreds of hours of continuing education and extensive cosmetic dentistry care experience. Choose wisely for your smile.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A FULL SMILE OF VENEERS?

The cost for dental veneers will depend on how many veneers are needed. Speak to your dentist about what is right for your smile.

Author Biomarielaina perrone dds las vegas nv

Marielaina Perrone, DDS, is a highly experienced and dedicated dental professional passionate about delivering exceptional patient care. With over 20 years of experience in the dental industry, Dr. Perrone is widely regarded as a leading authority in her field, with a reputation for providing innovative solutions and personalized care to her patients.