How Much is a Full Set of Veneers?
Chipped, crooked, discolored, or misshapen teeth can seriously affect a person’s self-esteem, making them hesitant to smile or causing them to cover their mouth when they do. Studies have shown that smiling boosts your immune system, lowers your stress levels, and improves your mood, not to mention all the social benefits of sharing your smile with others. So when you hold back your smile or hide it away from the world, you’re missing out on some really great benefits. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers are an easy, minimally invasive way to restore the radiance of your smile—and your confidence. Dental veneers can be placed on an individual tooth, or a full set of six or eight teeth. So how much does a full set of veneers cost? We promise we’ll get to that, but first let’s start with an overview.
What are dental veneers?
A dental veneer is a thin tooth-colored shell that’s custom-made to fit over the tooth or teeth to create a more pleasing appearance. The best veneers are made from porcelain, but composite resin can also be used. Dental veneers can correct a variety of different dental issues, including:
- Stained teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gapped teeth
The process for adhering dental veneers involves the removal of a small amount of enamel from the tooth in order to achieve maximum comfort and a natural appearance. Because the porcelain veneers are custom made for a perfect fit, they can also be color-matched to the rest of your teeth. Dental veneers are strong and long lasting, making them a wonderful choice for addressing cosmetic dental issues.
How much do dental veneers cost?
One of the disadvantages of dental veneers is that they’re typically considered a cosmetic improvement and are therefore not covered by most insurance plans. In cases when the veneers are used to restore tooth structure or to replace an existing damaged veneer, some insurance plans will cover a portion of the cost.
The exact cost of dental veneers depends on the materials used, how many veneers are needed, the scope of the treatment, and the geographical location of the dental practice. For porcelain veneers, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $2500 per tooth. Resin veneers tend to cost a little bit less than porcelain at the outset, but they also don’t last as long, so in the long run, they could actually end up costing more.
How much does a full set of veneers cost?
Those looking to correct cosmetic issues on several teeth, the porcelain veneers price full set will range between $10,000 and $20,000. A full set involves placing veneers on six or eight teeth, rather than the entire arch, as the back teeth are not visible when smiling or talking and therefore aren’t typically treated with veneers. For six veneers, the cost will be on the lower side of the range, and eight will be on the higher side. Again, you can expect to pay less at the outset for composite resin veneers than you will for porcelain, but when it comes to durability and longevity, the porcelain lasts twice as long as resin. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers will need to be replaced within 4 to 8 years.
Considering dental veneers? Make an appointment at Smile Designers today!
Beautiful smiles are worth the time and effort it takes to address the dental issues that compromise them. When it comes to any kind of dental work, cutting corners with discount dentistry may not get you the results you want. The best way to ensure that you get great results is to work with a highly skilled and experienced dentist. At Smile Designers in San Diego, you’re in the hands of Dr. Hage, a well known and highly respected dentist who is committed to providing every patient with top-notch dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. For more information on our services, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hage, call (619) 222-6000 today.