Veneers: Are They Worth the Investment?

Dental veneers are one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry because they have the power to completely transform the appearance of a person's smile. Dental veneers not only mask stains and discoloration, creating a uniform appearance, but they can also cover up chipped or broken teeth, irregularly sized or shaped teeth, and tooth gaps. Veneers can also create the appearance of a perfectly straight smile without the need for treatment with braces or Invisalign. 

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The cost of dental veneers can vary quite a bit depending on the type of veneers, the number of teeth being treated, and the type of teeth being treated. Typically, the cost of veneers is not covered by insurance because they are considered t a solely cosmetic-purpose dental treatment. 

On average, the price of dental veneers in the U.S. ranges from about $600 to $2,500 per tooth. 

It's also important to remember that certain types of dental veneers are permanent. Depending on the material used and how well they are cared for, veneers can last anywhere from five to 20 years. If they become broken or worn out, however, they will need to be replaced. So, for most patients, the total cost of veneers also includes ongoing maintenance expenses. 

Your Options in Dental Veneer Treatments

Like most dental treatments, there are several treatment options and types of dental veneers to choose from. The type of dental veneers you select will have a significant effect on the price of treatment. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most popular option. They are made from pure, tooth-colored porcelain and provide a natural-looking translucence that mimics the luminosity of tooth enamel. These veneers are permanent and, on average, last about 20 years. Once worn out, loose, or lost, a veneer must be replaced. The cost of porcelain veneers ranges from about $900 to $2,500 per tooth. 

Porcelain Laminate Veneers

This type of porcelain veneer offers the same results as regular porcelain, but they are much thinner. Due to their thin nature, they can often be applied as a reversible treatment. The cost of porcelain laminate veneers ranges from about $800 to $2,000 per tooth.

Composite Veneers

These veneers are fabricated from a special type of resin. They are less durable than porcelain veneers but have a lower initial cost. When manufactured "chair-side" by your dentist, composite veneers have an average cost of about $800 per tooth. If manufactured in a dental lab, they typically cost about $1,100 per tooth. 

Snap-On Veneers

Snap-on veneers (also called clip-on veneers) are a cosmetic dental device that snaps onto your natural teeth, masking discoloration, chips, and other irregularities. They are not ideal for everyday wear but are popular for temporary wear during photo shoots. 

Snap-on veneers are by far the most affordable dental veneer treatment option. Depending on the brand of snap-on veneers, they typically have an average total cost ranging from $600 to $2,000 which is much less than porcelain veneers which can have the same price per tooth

Are Veneers Worth the Cost?

Whether or not dental veneers are worth the cost largely depends on the individual patient and the reason why they want to get veneers. Some patients with public-facing careers such as acting, modeling, public speaking, journalism, or politics consider veneers a professional investment. Other patients simply gain a great deal of self-confidence as a result of getting dental veneers. It can be difficult to put a dollar value on these kinds of returns, so whether or not dental veneers are worth the cost is a personal decision that each patient must make for themselves. 

Alternative Cosmetic Treatment Options

Modern cosmetic and restorative dentistry offers a wide array of treatment options designed to improve the look of your smile. Treatments range in complexity but all are designed to deliver significant results. Our dentists can talk with you about your smile goals and treatment expectations to work with you to customize a personalized treatment plan designed to help you achieve the look you desire. 

In addition to dental veneers, we offer an array of cosmetic and restorative treatments such as dental bonding, professional teeth whitening, dental caps or crowns, dental implants, gum contouring, braces and Invisalign, and more. 

Smile Makeovers With Our Dentist in Stuart, Florida

If you've been searching for "veneers near me" or a highly experienced cosmetic dentist serving the community in and around Stuart, Florida, then look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart. Our team of dentists specializes in enhancing, restoring, elevating, and rejuvenating the aesthetic appearance of our patient's smiles and faces. In addition to dental veneers, we offer a wide array of treatments ranging from dental services to cosmetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. 

To learn more about how you can improve and enhance your appearance and confidence with dental veneers or other aesthetic services, we welcome you to contact our office today. 

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