How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost

Prior to having your porcelain veneers placed, it is important to have a clear understanding of how much the procedure will cost, any additional costs that will be incurred as part of the procedure, and what financing options are available to you. One important thing to be aware of is that porcelain veneers are classified as a cosmetic treatment, and as such, are not typically covered under dental insurance plans. Prices will vary depending on factors such as your location, the expertise of your periodontist, how complicated the procedure is, and whether you use porcelain or a different, less expensive material for your veneer, but on average the cost of having a veneer placed will range from $500-$2,500.

Examples of Additional Costs of Porcelain Veneers

There are a number of additional costs that may be incurred as you go through the porcelain veneer process, including things like:
* Initial examination
* Dental X-rays (Periapical, Panoramic, Bitewing)
* Dental cleaning
* Diagnostic wax-up
* Preparatory procedures

Another way you may incur additional costs is whether or not dental sedation is necessary. Most patients will not require dental sedation for the porcelain veneer procedure; however it may be necessary for patients with severe dental phobia or who struggle to sit still for extended periods of time.

Composite Veneers Vs. Porcelain Veneers

One of the biggest benefits of composite veneers compared to porcelain is the cost. Compared to composite veneers, porcelain veneers can be over twice as expensive, which can make a tremendous impact on deciding which material type to go with, especially for patients who do not have dental insurance or for patients whose plans do not cover this procedure.


While the difference in cost is an understandably compelling reason why some patients may gravitate towards composite veneers, it is important to keep in mind that there are several benefits unique to porcelain veneers that composite veneers do not provide. For instance, one of the biggest reasons your periodontist may recommend porcelain veneers is for their durability. Porcelain veneers are the most durable option among veneers, and if taken good care of, can last 10-15 years. Although porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers, factoring in that composite veneers will typically have to be replaced in half that amount of time means that the price difference between both procedures is not as large as it may actually seem.


In addition to their greater durability, porcelain veneers also offer the most natural looking results. In addition to having a translucent quality that is similar to enamel, porcelain veneers are also much less susceptible to staining, unlike composite veneers, which are much more porous and may require an individual to modify their diet.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Periodontist Today

To learn more about porcelain veneers, or to get an estimate of what your anticipated costs will be in having porcelain veneers placed, contact your periodontist, who can answer any remaining questions you may have and discuss any available financing options.

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