Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover the front surface of teeth to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. They’re very thin and custom-made to fit precisely over your natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Their durability means you won’t need to worry about them wearing down or becoming damaged like other tooth-coloured materials such as bonding and porcelain veneers.
Veneers can also be used to change the colour, shape, and size of your teeth in order to give you a brighter smile. These dental treatments are offered by most cosmetic dentists but there are several factors that affect cost. On average, the cost of veneers ranges from $500 to $3000.
Here are 5 factors that affect the cost of veneers:
Veneers typically cost $500 – $3000, depending on your location. This is because of the varying demand for veneers in different places and the different labour costs of dentists in each area.
Dentists usually charge a higher rate in major metropolitan areas, such as Melbourne because of the higher cost of living there. In comparison, dental treatments tend to be offered at a lower rate by dentists located in regional or suburban towns, where demand for dental services tends to be lower.
2. Veneers quality
The quality of veneers you choose will affect the price. Cheaper veneers can chip and wear down very easily, whereas more expensive ones offer increased durability and lifetime. For example, porcelain veneers cost around $500 per tooth because they can be fitted much faster than other materials such as resin or composite laminates.
On the other hand, high-end veneers such as Lumineers could cost several thousand dollars due to their strength and durability (which also means that they only need to be replaced every 8 years), as well as their lower preparation costs.
Another factor that affects the cost of your treatment is the complexity of your teeth. If you have a number of crooked, damaged, or decayed teeth that need to be covered with veneers, the overall cost will increase. The more complex your treatment plan is, the higher the chance of complications occurring during or after your treatment. As a result, this could cause additional dental costs such as emergency dental visits.
4. Additional treatments
If you require multiple treatments to achieve your desired outcome, it’s likely you’ll have to spend more money on these procedures. This means that if you’re looking into getting both porcelain veneers and dental implants, then expect to pay thousands of dollars more than just the price of veneers alone. For example, if you’re also planning on whitening your teeth having veneers fitted, it’s best to do them both together because they can be done at the same time.
5. Your choice of dentist
Finally, another factor that affects your price is the dentist you choose to provide treatment. Cosmetic dentists usually offer higher prices than general dentists because most clients who visit them are usually more concerned about their appearance and expect high-quality dental work in return for their money.
No matter the price, Veneers are a great investment and an affordable option for people looking to update their smiles. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, don’t hesitate to contact Veneers Clinic in Melbourne to set up a consultation with a trusted dentist in Melbourne.