One of our most popular cosmetic dental treatments is porcelain veneers, due to their durability, attractiveness, longevity, and versatility. Many patients would love to have porcelain veneers placed, but are concerned about their cost. This is understandable, as custom porcelain veneers can seem expensive at first. The cost of porcelain veneers varies from patient to patient, but can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Dr. Kendra Schick at Evolution Dental understands that paying the full cost of porcelain veneers up front may not be a feasible option for many patients. This is why she offers dental financing plans to help every patient get the treatment option that makes the most sense for their unique circumstances.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers and want to find out how much it would cost to fix your particular dental concerns, please call us today at 403-208-9965 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We will examine your teeth at no charge and get you an estimate of how much you can expect to pay.
Porcelain Veneer Cost Factors
Factors that can contribute to the total cost of porcelain veneers include:
- How many veneers you need
- Quality of the veneers
- Complexity of your dental issues
- How much prep your teeth will need
- Any underlying issues that need to be fixed before veneer placement
Porcelain veneers can vary in quality. The best custom veneers will mimic your natural tooth enamel and blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, and they will also be very comfortable in the mouth. In addition, your treatment will likely end up costing more if you have many different, complex dental issues.
Keep in mind that before porcelain veneers can be placed, your teeth and gums need to be healthy. Tooth decay is a leading reason for porcelain veneers to fall off. Plus, if you leave tooth decay and gum disease untreated, you will have worse problems in the future that could lead to your teeth falling out. Porcelain veneers cannot be placed on a tooth that isn't there!
Are Porcelain Veneers Worth the Cost?
Whether or not porcelain veneers are worth the cost will depend on how good of a candidate you are, as well as your expectations. Most patients are very satisfied with their veneers, but there are some instances where veneers may not be the right choice for you, such as:
- You have trouble maintaining good dental hygiene or cannot see a dentist every four to six months
- Your teeth have significant problems that can't be fixed through porcelain veneers alone
- Your teeth are significantly crooked or misaligned and need to be straightened through orthodontic treatment
Porcelain veneers require great dental hygiene in order to stay in place. You must be committed to following all of Dr. Schick's instructions and maintaining a thorough routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is also vital that you can make it to all of your regular dental appointments, so that Dr. Schick can check on your oral health and catch any problems early.
Porcelain veneers can still be used if you have major dental problems, but you will have to fix these dental problems beforehand. Veneers are not a true restorative dental treatment, they are mainly used for cosmetic purposes. If you have other problems that need to be treated with fillings, crowns, root canals, or orthodontic treatment, it's best to treat those first and place veneers later.
Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation
If you are interested in porcelain veneers or another type of cosmetic dentistry treatment, please don't hesitate to contact Evolution Dental at 403-208-9965 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve patients in Northwest, Downtown, and other nearby areas of Calgary.