Do you want a better looking smile? Too many people don’t smile enough because they are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. They avoid smiling in pictures and may even give the wrong impression when meeting someone new. Does this sound familiar? 

The good news is that you can improve your smile with the help of a cosmetic dental treatment called veneers. If you’ve never heard of them, you probably have some questions. What are veneers? How much do porcelain veneers cost? 

Here’s an overview of dental veneers and what you can expect from a cost standpoint. 

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, shell-like covers for your teeth. They adhere to the front of your existing teeth, giving them a new facade. Veneers are different from crowns that cover the whole tooth; they only cover the front side. The most common material for veneers is porcelain because it is strong, durable, and closely resembles natural tooth enamel. 

To receive veneers, a thin layer of tooth enamel is filed away first to provide an ideal surface for attaching the veneers. Then the veneers are permanently attached to the front of your teeth with a dental bonding material. 

Veneers give your teeth a whiter, more even appearance. They can cover stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and uneven teeth. 

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

You can expect to receive a quote somewhere between $1,200 and $2,000 per tooth for porcelain veneers. The good news is that you will likely only need veneers on the front row of teeth that are noticeable when you smile. You can get veneers on both the top and bottom teeth or just the top depending on your needs and your goals for your smile. 

Factors Affecting the Cost of Veneers

Veneers don’t always cost the same amount for every patient. The actual cost of veneers depends on a few factors: 

  • Material. Veneers can be made of different materials that come at a variety of costs. Porcelain is the most common material. E-max veneers are a specific type of porcelain, as well feldspathic which are made of layered porcelain. Other materials include zirconia, which is a type of metal.
  • Number of teeth receiving veneers. The cost of veneers is on a per-tooth basis, which means that the more teeth you have that will need to receive veneers, the higher your total cost for this treatment will be. 
  • Cosmetic dentistry costs in your area. The cost of cosmetic dentistry services, like veneers, will be somewhat dependent on the cost of living in your area or the area where your cosmetic dentist’s practice is located. As you can probably imagine, prices are higher in large cities than in small towns. 
  • Additional procedures. In order to achieve your smile goals, veneers alone may not be enough. Or you may not be an ideal candidate for veneers right away. You may need additional procedures or treatments that will prepare your teeth for veneers, which will add to your overall cost of improving your smile. 

Are Veneers Worth the Cost?

If you are not satisfied with your smile in pictures or when you look in the mirror, veneers are worth the cost. When you improve your smile, you in turn improve your self-image. You can smile with confidence when you meet someone new or go to a job interview. You may find that a simple cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers could change your life in a positive way. 

Kingwest Dental Studio Provides Porcelain Veneers and Other Cosmetic Procedures

Do you want to improve your smile? Porcelain veneers are just one of the many ways you can do that. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses any and all procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth from whitening treatments to veneers. Kingwest Dental Studio offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures that can improve your smile as well as your dental health. 
Call 416-910-1100 or contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you improve your smile.