The cost of porcelain veneers is a top concern among those who are seeking a set of healthier, straighter and whiter teeth. Most of us have seen celebrities’ before and after photos; the latter blatantly showing off that sparkling new “Hollywood Smile.” The results are shockingly stunning.
In a nutshell, veneers are best for those with fractured and worn teeth, gaps between teeth and in those in need of correcting minor crowding or bite-related problems. They can also be used for discolored teeth that do not respond to whitening procedures. Porcelain veneers are shells of ceramic material that can be bonded to tooth structure. They are strong and actually replace the strength and integrity of lost tooth structure.
A REALISTIC VIEW
Having the financial means to cover the cost of veneers certainly helps. An actress’s veneers are likely paid for in full by whichever major movie studio or television network is behind their latest project. For us ordinary people (cue John Legend) not starring in the latest primetime drama, our dental insurance plan will not cover cosmetic procedures. Therefore, we must review our bank accounts and see if we can manage shelling out the dough for that movie star smile.
WHAT YOU WILL PAY
The cold, hard truth is that veneers are expensive! The cost ranges from $800 to $3,000 per veneer. Keep in mind that what veneers will cost you varies on a case-by-case basis and is determined by cosmetic dentist, lab, geography and treatment plan. Where you live definitely makes a difference. Los Angeles folks may have it the worst. In Beverly Hills, prices for porcelain veneers can range from $1,500 to $3,500 per tooth. Of course, if you go to a dentist-to-the-stars, the price per tooth will be toward the higher end of the spectrum.
Treatment plans differ dentist by dentist. Some cosmetic dental professionals may only want you to receive four or six dental veneers to complete your smile makeover. Others may think you need 10 or 12 teeth covered with wafer-thin porcelain. They are costly and you should understand what you are paying for. Two of the biggest factors that impact the cost of veneers are the materials that are used and the skill, training and experience of the specialist doing the work and the lab.
Sugar Fix Dental Loft’s cosmetic dentist Jessica T. Emery is committed to continued learning through her connection with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies among others. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Sugar Fix understands that restoring your dental health will sometimes require an investment and that dental insurance will only cover expenses to a certain extent. A comprehensive approach to your treatment plan is always the most conservative and desirable. Dr. Emery’s Chicago practice has several financing options that enable guests to restore their dental health in a timely manner, preventing any further treatment necessities. Sugar Fix Dental Loft works with trusted third party financing companies that make it possible for patients to follow through with their treatment recommendations. Little to no-interest financing options with flexible terms are available to qualified applicants. Please visit CareCredit to review your options and apply online.
Contact Dr. Emery today to discuss your future investment in the state of your oral health. Remember, you don’t have to be Julia Roberts to get that million dollar smile. Porcelain veneers are attainable for all. Cosmetic dental care is within reach! Love your smile! Check out our Before and After Gallery at www.sugarfixdental.com.