Teeth veneers can be a great way to have a beautiful smile even though you may have stained, chippped, or crooked teeth. Veneers can be made from porcelain or a composite resin. They are bonded to your teeth, giving you a white, straight smile.
Several things affect the cost of veneers. First, the cost may vary based on the number of teeth treated. Prices are usuallly quoted per tooth and can range from $500 to $2000. These prices vary across the country as well. Smaller areas tend to have lower costs while cities like Chicago have higher quotes. You don’t want to choose based on price alone. This is a procedure where the dentist needs experience and artistry to offer you the best results. Porcelain veneers cost more than the composite ones, but they ten to fifteen years, as opposed to the composite veneers, which may last only five to seven years. The porcelain veneer is more translucent and has a similar light reflecting characteristic to your natural tooth enamel. Veneers are usually done over a series of visits. There may be a charge for the initial consultation as well as for any X-rays taken. In order to bond the veneers, your teeth are shaved so they are rough enough to attach the porcelain. Some people choose to have temporary veneers put in while they are waiting for the permanent veneers as they feel the shaved teeth are unsightly. There may be an additional cost involved.
If price is a real concern, you might find a dental school where you can have veneers put in by supervised students at a reduced rate.