What do you do when you have fallen downstairs and chipped a tooth?
How can you get your smile back in order if you have damaged teeth from years of poor oral hygiene?
Fortunately, there is hope. There are different types of veneers that dentists use to help restore your smile and get your teeth back in order.
Porcelain veneers and composite veneers are two common types of dental veneers that can make your smile appear new again. But how much are veneers?
In this article, we will walk you through everything you need to know about the cost of veneers and what it will take to restore your perfect smile.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers can be used to help reshape and restore your natural smile. If you have recently suffered an accident and developed chipped or broken teeth, dental veneers are a great option to restore your smile.
The way that they work is by placing a shell over the top of the front side of your teeth. This can help to restore your teeth to the way they once were, or to enhance your natural smile. Dental veneers are shaped to the exact size and look of your teeth to help you smile as before.
Some patients will also choose dental veneers because they have misaligned or uneven teeth. They want to improve or enhance their smile and reduce any irregular spacing. Veneers can be a great option for this purpose.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
There are many different types of veneers available on the market. Two of the most common types are porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Each of these is associated with its own advantages and disadvantages.
For example, a composite veneer is often a more economical choice. It can cost less than $1000 per tooth. However, the trade-off is that these veneers will need to be replaced more frequently.
Composite veneers can be expected to last for approximately 5 to 7 years.
On the other hand, porcelain veneers can last for over a decade. The trade-off here is that porcelain veneers will cost significantly more. For many patients who can afford the upfront cost and want to reduce the overall long-term cost, porcelain veneers may make more sense.
You can discuss each of these options with your dentist, and develop a solution that works for your budget and long-term aesthetic goals.
How Much Are Veneers?
As mentioned above, there is some variation in the cost of dental veneers. In general, the cost on average for a porcelain veneer in Australia is about $1,300. Similarly, if you’re looking for a composite resin veneer, you will pay significantly less. Most resin veneers can be placed for approximately $500.
Once again, there are differences in the prices of different providers in Australia. You want to make sure that you’re comfortable with your provider and feel that they are there to support you in the event of a short-term replacement should the veneer not fit correctly.
You may also be able to get assistance from certain health funds or your health insurance company. This can drastically lower the cost of treatment and allow you to opt for a more expensive choice upfront.
Ultimately, you have to decide on your budget and discuss your plans with your dentist. Many dentists will offer special payment plans to allow you to replace multiple teeth upfront and pay sequentially over time.
Choosing Dr. Vicky’s Smile Design Studio For Your Dental Veneers
Smile Design Studio wants to help patients look and feel their best. For patients who have broken or damaged teeth, they may have lost hope in the potential to restore their perfect smile ever again.
However, we are here to help. Our lead dentist, Dr. Vicky Ho, has many years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and a leader in the field across all of Australia.
She is highly trained to help patients achieve the final look they desire. She has a special focus in dental aesthetics as well as reconstructive and implant dentistry.
Smile Design Studio specializes in dental veneers for any situation. These include regular smile enhancements as well as tooth repair. We can combine veneers with other types of treatment and general hygiene checkups.
Some patients may feel that they want to seek a veneer consultation to improve the alignment of their teeth or hide discolouration or unwanted size.
For these cosmetic enhancements, dental veneers make a lot of sense and can be an affordable option to upgrade your smile.
Other patients may need to seek dental consultation more urgently. If they have just suffered a broken tooth or damaged multiple teeth, they may want a dental veneer much faster.
Some patients will also need more extensive help after years of poor dental health and hygiene.
No matter the reason, our team is here to help you to restore your smile and get back on track.
Preparing For The Cost Of Dental Veneers
So, how much are veneers?
It depends on the type of veneers you are seeking. If you want a porcelain veneer, you can expect to pay a premium, all the way up to $1,300 or more.
Some of this cost can be offset by outside funding or health insurance.
On the other hand, composite veneers will cost much less per tooth, in the range of $500 per tooth.
If you are interested in dental veneers to upgrade your smile please contact us today. Our compassionate providers would love to speak with you and set up a consultation to help you achieve your desired goals.