When people think of effective and economical ‘cosmetic dentistry’, one of the first things that come to mind should be porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of procedures, techniques, materials, and equipment, including veneers.
Veneers can be a very effective treatment of certain dental cosmetic issues.
But while porcelain veneers are economical compared to crowns or orthodontics, they still have a cost, and at True Dental Care Preston, we know this is important to all of our patients.
With that said, we want our patients to receive the best treatment available, which is why we believe an eye on the wallet can be a good idea, but skimping on your cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, is a terrible idea.
What Do Veneers Generally Cost?
The price range varies, but True Dental Care Preston is offering a promotion – one veneer for $990 and eight veneers for $7,900.
Because each patient comes with a different set of circumstances, there may be the need for additional procedures like orthodontics or gingival contouring, to achieve a perfect result.
Dentists typically quote porcelain veneer prices on a per-unit (per-tooth) basis, which means if you are having them placed on all six of your front teeth you might expect the cost to be six times your dentist’s basic per-tooth fee. (There’s usually little discount just because multiple teeth are being treated.)
The quote that your dentist gives you most likely includes the cost of temporary veneers, but to avoid any unpleasant surprises, you should ask. The good news is that in some cases they are not needed.
The first step you should take is to contact your insurance company, although it is likely that veneers will not be covered, as they are a cosmetic treatment. Though this is true, it’s always worth taking a shot, as some insurance companies may be able to pay a percentage of your cost.
There is one case in which your insurance company might be a great deal of health – If you’ve been in an accident that has damaged your teeth and this is the reason you need veneers, they might cover your veneers as part of a therapeutic treatment.
So, Should You Shop Around?
With all that discussion of fees, at True Dental Care Preston we still strongly suggest that you don’t choose your cosmetic dentist by price alone.
While getting the best price can be significant, veneers are not like people – they’re not created equal. You’re paying to improve the appearance of your smile, and you want those improvements to last.
If you’re looking for longevity, the quality of the veneer material and the skill in preparation and bonding to your tooth will play a vital role in determining the lifespan of your veneers.
And if your porcelain veneers do not last, you will end up paying for them again and again – scrimping on your first dental veneers may only mean that you need to buy a second set far sooner than you should.
To achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result, the quality of the veneer and the skill in preparation are most important, but it is also important to have a veneer of the proper shade, colouring, transparency, overall shape, and thickness.
Further, the veneer should fit with the teeth around it and their occlusion (how they come together when your mouth is closed).
This means that while medicine, science, and construction skills are needed, artistry is also a key component of being certain that your results are worth your investments.
Veneers are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. So, feel free to shop around and seek second or third opinions if that gives you more confidence. Choose a dentist that you feel comfortable with before getting your veneers.
This is a permanent procedure – one that needs to be done correctly, the first time. At True Dental Care Preston , we can give you the long-lasting porcelain veneers you want, right the first time!
At True Dental Care Preston, we have the skills, experience, artistry, materials, and technology needed to give you porcelain veneers that fit your mouth and smile, while also giving you dramatic improvements in how your teeth appear!
True Dental Care For Your Dental Health
The foundation of True Dental Care Preston is a passion for healthy beautiful smiles. Our team is comprised of Australian trained nurses, dentists, and a prosthetist.
We offer general dentistry, implants, and cosmetic dentistry, and emergency services, in an advanced facility with highly trained staff and cutting-edge technology.