What is the Cost of Porcelain Veneers?

By: Andrew C. Povel

Porcelain veneers are a popular choice to solve some common cosmetic dental problems. Veneers are a good option to resolve teeth discoloration caused by root canals and the staining that results from excessive fluoride or tetracycline. They are also often used to give an even appearance to slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth or to close unsightly gaps between teeth.

Costs vary from $500 per tooth to $2000 per tooth, with the average coming in at about $1000 per tooth. Of course price varies regionally, so it pays to shop around. Any dentist can legally apply veneers. However not every dentist has taken the extensive additional training that will ensure that the veneers adhere evenly. Overall veneers only last five to ten years, so it is important to choose the most skilled cosmetic dentist that you can afford.

Most dental insurance policies do not cover porcelain veneers, however many insurance polices will cover replacements when the current veneers wear through or deteriorate. Be sure to check your dental insurance to see whether they will fund replacements.

As cosmetic dentistry has advanced, so have the methods to pay for it. Today there are many institutions that specialize in medical and dental loans. Some are even interest free, while others offer low interest loans. The most affordable loans for cosmetic dentistry come from.Citibank, Unicorn, CareCredit, CapitolOneCredit, and EZPay Solutions.

Finally, many cosmetic dentistry professionals offer in-office financing. The interest rate for in-office financing varies from professional to professional. In some instances, a savings can be realized by comparing the interest rate of in-office financing with the interest rates of the dentistry loans. One other thing to consider in terms of pricing is whether or not the dental professional offers a discount for cash, which can be another source of savings.

Porcelain veneers are truly affordable today. However, it is important to remember that when it comes to veneers, the cheapest price may not be the bargain that it seems.

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