The average range for the price of veneers is dependent upon how many you need and the material they are made from. Veneers are either made of porcelain or composite material such as Lucite.
How Long do They Last?
The life of a dental veneer will depend upon the price you are willing to pay and the material it is made from.
Veneers can last up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance. Maintenance of your veneers will depend upon several factors.
For instance, if you grind your teeth while you’re sleeping you should definitely invest in a mouth guard as grinding can cause veneers to wear down, crack, or break.
Typical Veneers Price Range
The dental veneers price can average anywhere from $200 to $3000 per tooth. This seems quite expensive, but is sometimes cheaper than other alternatives.
The price will also depend on the type of dental veneers you choose.
Porcelain dental veneers can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3000 per tooth.
Dental veneers such as Lumineers can cost anywhere from $800 to $2000 per tooth. This seems like a cheaper alternative to ordinary veneers.
Veneers made of composite resin can cost anywhere from $200-$300 per tooth.
Composite veneers are obviously the cheapest alternative for those who wish to have veneers but can’t necessarily afford to pay $1000 or more per tooth.
All About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers require 3 visits to your dentist office, the office visits themselves can be expensive, not to mention the cost of the veneers themselves. It is important to take this into consideration when choosing the type of veneer that you would like to have applied to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers such as Lumineers can cost anywhere from $800 to $2000 per tooth and require several trips to your dentist. They are created in a laboratory so that is mainly where the extra cost stems from. Lumineers can last anywhere from ten to twenty years with proper care.
What Are EMax Veneers?
EMax veneers require very little to no tooth preparation, they are constructed in a laboratory though so you would need to make multiple trips to your dentist office.
EMax veneers are one of the newest and most popular, are very thin, but the strongest veneers on the market; they last anywhere from ten to fifteen years.
However, some patients EMax veneers have shown to have lasted longer than the average of ten to fifteen years. How long your veneers last is up to you and how well you take care of them.
What About CEREC?
CEREC veneers are the easiest type of veneers as no preparation is required and they can be applied right in your dentist office and are one of the cheaper routes to go.
CEREC veneers can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,100 per tooth. Unfortunately they wear off over time, lasting approximately five to seven years. This means they could cost you a lot more money in the long run. Going with a more expensive but more durable veneer may be a better option if you can afford it.
Composite Resin Dental Veneers
Composite resin veneers can be applied in one day and last approximately four to eight years. They can cost anywhere from $250 to $300 per tooth.
Composite resin veneers may actually be better for your teeth as no preparation is required and none of your tooth enamel has to be removed for your dentist to bond them to your teeth.
Save Some Money
You will also save money on office visits as this procedure does not require the use of a laboratory to create the veneers. Even if you had to have them replaced every few years it still might be cheaper than having veneers such as EMax that require part of your tooth enamel to be shaved away.
Having 4 composite resin veneers applied at the cost of $300 each is approximately the same cost as one Lumineer, porcelain, or EMax veneer.
As far as the health of your teeth go, composite resin veneers or EMax veneers might be the best way to go if you don’t mind having to replace them every few years. If you are looking for something more permanent and can afford the extra cost it might be best to go with Lumineers, porcelain, or Empress veneers.