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How Much Are Veneers Per Tooth

Updated on October 20, 2011

How much are veneers per tooth and is it worth it?

After a standard tooth whitening procedure, dental veneers are the subsequent option should that particular procedure not have the effect of whitening teeth that you had hoped for, but exactly how much are veneers per tooth ?

Well, as with all cosmetic dentistry procedures, cost can vary widely depending on many factors such as location, reputation and the experience of the cosmetic dentist who will perform the procedure.

As dental insurance rarely covers having veneers fitted, many people will go for the cheaper option of having composite veneers made. These cost from around $250 and more but are of inferior quality to porcelain veneers and will probably last around five years or so.

Veneer Teeth Procedure

The standard for veneer teeth now is to use porcelain veneers which should last between ten and fifteen years and are a much higher quality. However, the downside to this of course is that they are more expensive and will probably range in cost from between $1000 to $2500 which is a significant increase on composite veneers.

Much of this cost comes from the amount of work involved as veneers are usually placed in two visits to the cosmetic dental practice. The first visit will include an impression being taken of your teeth. This will be sent to a dental laboratory for the veneers to be made. In some cases though, a chair side technology called CEREC is used which takes a digital impression and then creates the veneer there and then in around an hour or so.

Once the impression has been taken; using a burr, the dentist will remove an equivalent layer from the front of your teeth and unless the veneers are being made with CEREC, will place temporary veneers to prevent damage.

On the return visit (usually around 6 weeks later) the new veneers will be attached to the front of the teeth with dental cement leaving you with a beautiful white smile which will hopefully help you to forget your original question of how much are veneers per tooth.

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