Having a great smile can make a world of difference in how people interact with you and how you feel about yourself. Achieving a perfect smile is possible with composite veneers, as they can help restore and repair teeth that have been damaged due to things such as staining, wear, chips, and more. But how much do composite veneers cost?
What Are Composite Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, reshaping and brightening their look. They come in different varieties, including composite resin, porcelain, and even removable ones. Composite resin veneers are a type of veneers made of a combination of plastic and resin, and are an affordable and fast solution available from dentists.
Why Choose Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers offer a number of benefits. Many people choose them over porcelain ones because they are more affordable, costing anywhere between $250 to $1,500 per tooth. Plus, they require less tooth preparation than their porcelain counterparts, which often leads to a shorter treatment time.
Composite veneers are also known for their natural look. As the material is composed of a mixture of plastic and resin, it can be color matched to the patient’s natural teeth, providing a more natural look. Additionally, composite veneers require less maintenance than porcelain veneers, and they don’t discolor and wear away over time.
Cost of Composite Veneers
The cost of composite veneers varies depending on a number of factors, including the dentist, type of veneers, and the number of teeth being treated. Generally, the cost for a complete set of composite veneers is around $10,800 to $20,000. Porcelain veneers, however, cost between $500 and $2,500 per tooth.
At Aspen Dental, for instance, veneers can cost anywhere between $583 and $1351 per tooth. These costs can also be affected by other factors, such as the type of veneer, the number of teeth being treated, and the number of visits it takes to complete the procedure. Some third-party financing options may also be available to help cover part of the cost.
Comparing Composite Veneers to Other Types of Veneers
Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers, and they require less tooth preparation. However, porcelain veneers are considered a stronger material than composite. A porcelain veneer will often provide the most natural, tooth-like appearance. Additionally, porcelain holds up longer than composite veneers, lasting around 10 years as opposed to composite’s 5-year lifespan.
Alternatives to Composite Veneers
TruSmile Veneers (and other clip-on veneers) are a low cost and quick way to improve your smile. These veneers are available in a wide range of prices, often ranging between less than $20 to more than $700. Not all of these pre-formed veneers are the same, but they’ll usually be cheaper than composite or porcelain veneers.
Putting It All Together
Composite veneers can be an affordable and fast way to achieve the perfect smile. Veneers cost between $250 and $1,500 per tooth on average, while porcelain veneers can cost twice as much. Ultimately the cost is dependent on an individual’s needs and treatments. Third-party financing options may be used to cover some of the cost.
TruSmile Veneers (and other clip-on veneers) are another option that can provide an improvement over your existing smile for cheaper prices, though they may not provide as natural of a look as composite or porcelain veneers.
No matter your needs and budget, achieving a beautiful smile with composite veneers is now more affordable than ever before. Speak with your dentist to learn more about the options available to you.