Porcelain veneers are considered a worthwhile investment by patients looking to conceal several imperfections at once. On average, a single veneer can cost anywhere from $800 to $3,000, but the overall cost of your procedure is mostly dependent on the number of veneers required and the materials used by your doctor. In order to assist with your porcelain veneers cost, Dr. Bruce J. Wilderman also offers several financing options in his Philadelphia, PA, office.
Factors That Influence Cost
The final cost of your treatment will be dependent on several factors, and Dr. Wilderman will design your treatment based on your concerns, goals, and budget.
Number of Veneers
If you are only receiving one veneer, the laboratory costs and time it takes to match the veneer seamlessly with your smile will most likely raise the price of a single unit. However, if you are receiving multiple veneers, the price per unit will most likely be lower. Those who require more than one veneer will pay a higher overall cost for treatment than patients who require only one restoration.
The quality of materials used to make your porcelain veneers will be dependent on your overall needs and budget. Ceramic veneers made in a laboratory are made of carefully pressed porcelain that closely mirrors your natural smile. The materials used in veneers are extremely lifelike, and Dr. Wilderman will help you decide which type is best for you.
Although veneers are more expensive than other cosmetic procedures, they offer unparalleled concealment of multiple cosmetic concerns in a single treatment.
In some cases, patients wish to address multiple issues at once by combining procedures as part of a smile makeover. The overall cost of your treatment can be much higher if you choose to undergo multiple types of treatments, including restorative procedures to replace missing teeth.
Cost of Veneers vs. Other Procedures
Porcelain veneers provide comprehensive coverage for chips, cracks, stains, and discoloration, but are traditionally more expensive than other forms of cosmetic dentistry. Depending on your concerns, dental bonding may be a more cost-effective option. However, bonding does not look as natural, is prone to staining, and may need to be replaced every few years.
If you want to address minor misalignment issues, orthodontics may also be a more affordable option. However, orthodontic treatment can span several months or years and does not provide the same instant benefits as porcelain veneers.