Cost of Dental Veneers

Why choose to have dental veneers?

As looks become increasingly important, the look of your teeth is an essential asset to ensuring you feel attractive. Sadly, the look of your teeth can become tarnished through stains, rotten teeth, discolouring and even gaps in the teeth. Dental veneers, specially created slim porcelain pieces that fasten to the front of the teeth, are one solution to such problems. These are attached to the front of your teeth with dental cement, and work to improve the overall look of your teeth. This is a simple procedure and will cause little discomfort when being attached. The procedure will typically require two appointments, the first being used for preparation.

Things to think about

In some cases you may be able to get dental veneers through the NHS. For example, if there is a deformity in the enamel of your teeth then this may be possible, but you are unlikely to get the best veneer materials. Private clinic prices vary, but generally the cost will be around £300 - £2,000 per tooth. If you are having more than one tooth done then it may actually be cheaper. You should make sure you ask your practitioner as many questions as you can about the price and what it includes. A written approximation is also highly recommended. Things you should think about include:

  • There is no set price for each and every clinic. The price will vary according to region and the standard of clinic.
  • Specialists who are highly regarded in cosmetic dentistry may cost more to have carry out the treatment. But, if you want the best then this is necessary.
  • The price is per tooth and you should ascertain early on how many teeth you are going to have treatment on. Buying in bulk can lower the price.

What does the price include?

Though the price is said to be a certain amount for each tooth there may be other factors affecting the price. These can see the price increase and may come as a surprise when you are given the bill. This is why you must make sure you ask the clinic where you are to receive your treatment as many questions as you can. Things that may affect the price include:

  • The dental laboratory through which your clinic has their dental veneers created may bump up the price. This is obviously out of your control but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
  • A better standard of materials from a particular clinic will increase the price but can be well worth it in the long run.
  • If you get a certain amount of teeth done then this may help to lower the price, as way of a type of BOGOF offer. However, do not be fooled by silly offers.

Asking questions is the only way you can find out what the price will include. Remember, a written approximation is often the best way to go.

Are there any cheap alternatives?

Dental tourism is an option and will typically offer lower rates. However, there are risks involved, such as after-care being difficult to ascertain.