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What Is the Cost of Dental Veneers

Hi, my name is Dr Stefanie. I’m a dentist of Lifestyle Smiles here at Brighton. A question I get asked often is, how much are dental veneers? I thought since it’s such a popular topic, let’s just make it into a short video so you can understand a little bit better about dental veneers in general.

The first factor that affects the cost of the veneer is what type of material is used. So generally speaking, there are two types of materials that dentists use. One is composite, composite is like a plastic material that dentists use to create your everyday white fillings. It’s a cheaper material and it’s done freehand by the treating dentist.
The second type of material is porcelain. Porcelain veneers are handcrafted by special dental technicians outside of the dental office. Porcelain is a lot stronger than the composite, and they last much longer in general. And because of the artistry involves a dental technician, they are much more expensive.
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The other thing people don’t realise is, there are many different types of porcelain. There’s feldspathic porcelain. There’s Emax. There’s zirconia. Just to name a few… So the different types of porcelain can also impact the price of the veneer treatment.

But generally speaking, porcelain veneers are about three-four times the cost of composite veneers.

So apart from the material itself, the next factor that affects the dental veneers treatment cost is who does it.

Placing veneers onto your teeth, and making them look natural, making them beautiful, is an art form. And the mastery of this craft can only be developed and refined through time and experience. So an experienced dentist as well as the experience of the dental technician who has been doing it for 10 to 15 years will typically charge more compared to someone who has less experience.

The third factor to consider is what character you want on the veneer. Some people want for example the Hollywood smile, which is actually, this might surprise you, one of the easiest type of veneer to make, because it’s monochrome, one colour, very little characterisation required. Compared to someone who wants one single veneer at the front to match their existing teeth. And if their teeth have white spots or certain grooves and contours which you need to mimic, then the dentist and the dental technician will often have to create different layers to mimic the characteristics of the patient’s natural teeth. This requires a lot more effort, a lot more time, and as a result. That would also cost more.

In terms of pricing, generally speaking when you look at composite veneers, the cost for that will be between $300 to $800 each, depending on where you go who does the job. If you’re looking at porcelain veneers in Australia, then they are normally between $1500 to $3000 for each porcelain veneer.

I hope this video has given you some insights on the different factors that impact the price of a dental veneers treatment. So if you are considering upgrading your smile with either composite or porcelain veneers, we would love to help. Simply give us a call, direct message us on social media, or complete the enquiry form on our website. See you in the next video.

Note: All content and media on the Lifestyle Smiles website and social media channels are created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.

 

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