Having a great smile is a sure way to making a last impression that matters. That means straight teeth, white teeth, and teeth that are free from chips and cracks. Not everyone can be born with this sort of exceptional smile, which is why there are a wide array of cosmetic dentistry treatments available. One of the most popular and versatile treatment options is porcelain veneers. These thin shells of dental ceramic are able to address:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth gaps
Since porcelain veneers are so effective and versatile, they are not inexpensive. Let’s take a brief moment right now to look at some of the cost and pricing concerns related to porcelain veneers.
The Average Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The average cost of porcelain veneers can vary a great deal from patient to patient and from practice to practice for a variety of reasons. For that reason, we do not feel that offering an average price or even a general price range would communicate the whole story of porcelain veneers treatment. During your consultation, we will be more than happy to provide a personal price quote for your situation.
Factors Determining the Cost of Porcelain Veneers
Some of the factors that affect the cost of porcelain veneers treatment include the following:
- The geographic location of the dental practice
- The training and credentials of the dentists
- The complexity of the patient’s case
- The number of porcelain veneers required
- The use of multiple treatments (smile makeover)
- Special promotions and discounts unique to a dental practice
Dental Insurance and Porcelain Veneers
In the vast majority of cases, porcelain veneers are not covered by dental insurance since they are considered a cosmetic/elective procedure. You can discuss other methods of payment with your cosmetic dentist during the consultation process.
The vast majority of dental care practices are pleased to offer monthly payment plans for dental care. These help many patients pay for care that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Payment Plans and Dental Financing for Porcelain Veneers
It helps to think of dental financing plans like a traditional loan or a credit card. A trusted third party will pay for the total cost of porcelain veneers treatment. The patient is then responsible for paying back the lender on a monthly basis. A reasonable interest rate will apply.
Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers
If a patient is not a good candidate for porcelain veneers or feels that the cost of treatment is not ideal for them, there are numerous treatment options that may better fit their needs. Some of these alternatives include teeth whitening treatment, dental bonding, or orthodontic care.
When you stop by the practice for a consultation, we will be more than happy to go over these options with you in more detail. We want you to make a confident and well-informed decision about your dental wellness.
Making the Right Decision for Your Needs
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and your many other options for advanced dental care treatment, be sure to contact our Orange County cosmetic dentistry center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health and wellness.