At Smile Fort Worth, we offer porcelain veneers as part of our cosmetic dental services; they are a great option if you’re looking to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.
Porcelain veneers are made of extremely thin layers of medical-grade porcelain that mimic the quality and look of real teeth. Dr. Harlin, Dr. Wilkinson, or Dr. Collins place veneers over your teeth to aesthetically fix chipped, crooked, or asymmetrical teeth or cover stains and improve the size and shape of your teeth.
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to this treatment, but most people start by wondering, “How much do veneers cost?”
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
The cost of veneers can vary depending on the number of teeth needing veneers. According to the American Dental Association and the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, the cost of porcelain veneers ranges from $925 to $2,500 per tooth.
The number of veneers you need can impact the total cost (for instance, some patients may only receive veneers on the top teeth, while others may receive treatment on both the top and bottom teeth).
Another consideration that can affect the price is what other treatments may be required. Your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth to see if you are a candidate for veneers. If you have tooth decay or another condition, you may not be a good candidate for veneers. We must first repair any tooth damage or decay before planning your veneer treatment. Fillings, implants, or other preliminary procedures could increase the price of your overall veneer treatment.
For other patients, it may be necessary to receive braces or Invisalign before veneers can be placed. While veneers can fix mildly crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, they are not a solution to significantly misaligned teeth. When teeth are severely misaligned, orthodontic solutions like braces and Invisalign are necessary. Dr. Harlin, Dr. Wilkinson, or Dr. Collins can help walk you through whether you’re a good candidate for veneers and what preliminary treatments you may need.
What’s the Difference Between Traditional Porcelain Veneers and “No-Prep” Veneers?
Traditionally, applying veneers involves the removal of some of the tooth’s enamel. This helps improve the bond between your tooth and the veneer, and also keeps the veneer from feeling too bulky in the mouth.
However, new “no-prep” veneers are now on the market. These can be affixed without removing enamel. This option is quicker, noninvasive, and does not require a local anesthetic.
While “no-prep” veneers are an attractive option, not everyone is a good candidate for them. Patients with misalignments, deep discoloration, extensive gaps, or naturally large and bulky teeth are generally not good candidates for no-prep veneers. “No-prep” veneers are more commonly applied to patients with naturally small teeth, or those with more minor cosmetic flaws.
And while “no-prep” veneers are simpler treatment, traditional veneers last longer. Traditional veneers typically last between 10 and 15 years, while “no-prep” veneers last just 5 to 7 years.
Each patient’s needs are different, and both traditional and no-prep veneers have benefits. Speak with one of our Fort Worth dentists about which option will be best suited for your treatment plan.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Veneers?
Veneers are typically not covered by dental insurance, because they are considered an elective cosmetic procedure. For treatment plans involving additional treatment, such as orthodontics or fillings, some procedures may be fully or partially covered. Our office happily accepts all PPO dental insurance plans and can file claims on your behalf.
Where Can I Get Veneers in Fort Worth?
Smile Fort Worth is a great place to get veneers in Fort Worth. Drs. Harlin, Wilkinson, and Collins have decades of combined experience in cosmetic treatments such as veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign. (Check out our Facebook reviews to hear from past and current patients!)