If you are not happy with your smile, one of the most popular options to fix the problem today is porcelain veneers. Dental porcelain veneers are an ultra-thin shell of tooth-coloured ceramics/porcelain. They are used to give you a better smile following tooth decay, discoloration, misalignment, spacing, cracks, and worn out enamel.
Cost is a major consideration to many when doing cosmetic dentistry. However, this should not be your only concern as having decayed, discoloured, misaligned, spaced, and cracked teeth have a great impact not only on your look, but also on your self-confidence, job and relationship prospects, mood, and even health. Studies show that people are more attracted to people with a good smile. So, how much do you expect to pay for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years with daily brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups. This durability is due to the properties of porcelain. The cost of dental veneers varies from one dentist to the next. You can expect to pay anywhere between $400 and $1800 per tooth for porcelain veneers in Bolton. In comparison, direct or indirect composite resin veneers cost between $250 and $1500 per tooth but only last between five and seven years.
It, therefore, follows that you expect to pay more for porcelain veneers compared to traditional composite alternatives. The cost of porcelain veneers depends on:
- The number of teeth that require veneers
- The extent of the tooth preparation which is necessary to accommodate the dental veneer
- The fees charged by the cosmetic dentist
- The technical and artistic skills of the ceramist
- The location of the dental clinic
- Whether your dental insurance covers cosmetic dentistry
Other than the longevity, other differences between porcelain veneers versus resin-based composite veneers are that porcelain usually requires enamel removal while composites usually do not, you require 2 to 3 appointments for porcelain and only 1 for composites, porcelains are more difficult to fix compared to composites, and porcelains are less susceptible to chipping, fracturing, and staining. All these factors contribute to the higher cost.
At Smiles on Queen Dentistry, we understand that most dental insurance do not cover cosmetic treatments and we work with our patients within their budgets to help them achieve the ideal smile using dental veneers. You can apply for financing options available through reputable healthcare financing companies like CareCredit® or Citi® Health to finance the procedure if you qualify. You can agree with the financier on a favourable interest-free repayment plan.
At our Bolton clinic, the process of getting a porcelain veneer begins with an initial consultation, where one of our dentists will take an impression of your teeth and make a wax-up x-ray or photo of your teeth and mouth. Your veneers will then be custom made by a technician in a lab. Before application, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small piece of enamel. During the final appointment, your tooth will be cleaned and polished and the dentist will then bond and cure the porcelain veneer to your existing tooth. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch through our website or through 905-533-2030.