Factors that Affect Porcelain Veneers Cost

By drparr on July 06, 2019


Pie chart of porcelain veneers cost factorsPorcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, in large part due to their versatility. Porcelain veneers can address a wide range of aesthetic imperfections, including discoloration, dental stains, superficial structural damage, and minor misalignment problems.

Often, one of the first questions that patients ask about porcelain veneers is how much treatment will cost. Porcelain veneers treatment at the Smile Center is personalized to meet the unique needs of each patient, so no two procedures are exactly alike. Additionally, there are many factors that affect porcelain veneers cost for our Virginia Beach, VA patients, so the cost of treatment can differ from one patient to another. A personal consultation is the best way to get an accurate cost estimate of porcelain veneers treatment.

Materials and Manufacturing Method

Two of the factors that have the greatest impact on the cost of porcelain veneers treatment is what type of materials are used to fabricate the veneers and how the veneers are manufactured.

Higher quality materials obviously cost more upfront, but that extra cost usually amounts to stronger, longer-lasting veneers that closely resemble the natural teeth. Similarly, advanced manufacturing techniques cost a little more, but produce more durable porcelain veneers that can withstand the force of regular biting and chewing. Our dentists work with a trusted dental laboratory to offer high-quality porcelain veneers that can last for many years.

Number of Veneers

The cost of porcelain veneers treatment will be greatly influenced by how many porcelain veneers are placed. Every porcelain veneer that is placed increases the cost of treatment, because each one requires materials and manufacturing, and each tooth involves preparation. Porcelain veneers blend in with the natural teeth, so our Virginia Beach patients can get attractive, natural-looking results whether they treat just a few teeth with veneers, or all of the front facing teeth.

Choice of Dentist

Porcelain veneer costs are likely to differ slightly from one dentist to another. The dental fee is often influenced by experience and training, so while it may be tempting to go with a dentist who is offering a low cost, patients should be wary. If one dentist offers costs that are significantly lower than another, it may be because they do not have as much experience performing porcelain veneers treatment.

Location of the Dental Practice

The cost of living varies from one location to another, and that has an impact on the cost of a full range of goods and services that are offered in the area. While porcelain veneer prices should be similar between dental practices in the Virginia Beach area, they could differ pretty significantly from those in other parts of the country, or even other parts of the state.

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If you are considering porcelain veneers treatment, the experienced dental team at the Smile Center would be happy to answer any questions you may have. To learn more about the comprehensive range of services offered at our dental practice, contact us at your earliest convenience or call (757) 473-8482 to schedule an appointment.

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