When it comes to enhancing the appearance of your smile, few cosmetic treatments are as popular as porcelain veneers.
Veneers cost is often a primary concern for patients considering this procedure at our Coquitlam, BC, practice.
The cost of porcelain veneers can vary depending on several factors...
Factors that Affect Veneers Cost
Number of Veneers
The number of teeth requiring treatment will have a direct impact on veneers cost. Patients who only need one veneer will pay less overall. However, time and laboratory fees must be considered as well. Those who require multiple veneers will likely pay less per unit, but will pay more for the overall procedure.
Lab and Materials
At Vitacare Dental Centre, we work with high-quality labs. Our expert ceramists use the most aesthetic porcelain available while still maintaining the strength and durability necessary for long-lasting results. We commonly utilize e.max, a specific type of ceramic, due to its impressive durability and natural appearance.
In some cases, porcelain veneers are placed as part of a comprehensive smile makeover. This customized plan combines two or more cosmetic procedures to achieve more dramatic results. If you decide to undergo teeth whitening or Invisalign® prior to porcelain veneer placement, then it will increase your total cost.
It is not uncommon for the cost of veneers to vary depending on which part of the country you live in. For example, porcelain veneers and other cosmetic services generally cost more in big cities and metropolitan areas, while practices in rural areas typically charge less.
Experience of the Dentist
The cost of porcelain veneers usually fluctuates depending on the skill and knowledge of the dentist. While it may be tempting to choose a dentist who offers the lowest cost, patients should consider the quality of care. Significantly lower costs could indicate that the dentist placing the veneers does not have as much experience.
At our Coquitlam, BC, practice, Drs. Wong and Lee offer sedation for individuals with anxiety, or for those who simply want to be more comfortable during their procedure. These options can be discussed during a consultation with your doctor. If you opt for sedation, it can affect your total veneers cost.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Consultation
Are you considering porcelain veneers? Have you been putting it off due to cost? Drs. Wong and Lee take the time to discuss options with every individual. We believe that patients are a vital aspect of the treatment planning process. That is why we offer transparency from the initial consultation all the way through the final visit. To explore your options, schedule a consultation at our Coquitlam, BC, practice. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at:
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Paying for Your Veneers
Insurance and Veneers
Porcelain veneers are considered purely cosmetic in nature. For this reason, they are generally not covered by dental insurance plans. In some rare instances, insurance may cover services that are medically-necessary. For example, if a patient sustains damage after being in a car accident, the treatment could be considered restorative and cosmetic. In most cases, however, veneer placement is considered elective.
How We Save You Time and Money
We understand that life is busy. Many individuals put off dentistry appointments or cosmetic dentistry because they do not have time for multiple office visits. At Vitacare Dental Centre, we streamline the process with a comprehensive assessment. During this appointment, we explore the pros and cons of treatment and collaborate with you to determine the most efficient ways to meet your goals. We offer a wide range of services in house to cut down on treatment times.
Further, we also believe in clear, transparent communication. We routinely use clinical photos, mock wax-ups, and 3-D modeling so people can visualize the veneer process and their end results. This helps individuals make well-informed decisions regarding their overall oral health.
Cost of Veneers vs. Other Cosmetic Procedures
This cosmetic dentistry service is less invasive than porcelain veneers because it doesn't require the removal of enamel. Due to the nature of bonding, it is typically more affordable than dental veneers. That is why many individuals choose this option instead. Keep in mind, however, that bonding must be re-done every five to seven years on average to maintain optimal results.
If you want to brighten the teeth, then whitening could be a viable alternative. Whitening can treat natural teeth that have extrinsic stains (caused by dark-colored foods and beverages). Intrinsic stains, which can be caused by trauma, genetics, or certain medications, can be concealed with veneers or other composite or porcelain restorations. Whitening is much more affordable than veneers, but touch-ups are required to maintain results.
Another option is a crown, which may be recommended if a tooth is broken, decayed, or damaged. While a veneer covers only the front surface of a tooth, a crown fits over the entire structure for added strength and reinforcement. As a result, oral health is preserved. Fees for both are comparable, but will ultimately depend on your unique dentistry needs.
Those considering veneers to improve the appearance of crooked teeth could also benefit from Invisalign. This orthodontic option actually moves the teeth, while veneers only cover them. Dental veneers can be placed in a couple of office visits, while Invisalign takes up to 24 months. Overall fees may be comparable, depending on how many veneers you need to have placed. Our dentistry team can discuss your options in detail during a consultation.
What to Expect during Porcelain Veneer Placement
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