Dental Procedures - What Is The Cost Of Dental Veneers?  

Dental Procedures - What Is The Cost Of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth's surface. Typically they are laid down to improve the aesthetics of the tooth or to protect a tooth surface that has become damaged. The two main materials that are used in this procedure are composite and porcelain. When veneers were first invented in the 1930s, they could only be used for a short amount of time before the adhesive binding them to the teeth fell off. In the time since, dental veneers have become a great deal more sophisticated and also a great deal more accessible. Today, more people than just movie stars decide to look at veneers, and smiles are being improved all around.

The cost of a porcelain veneer is one that you will find varies across the country. One important thing to keep in mind is that cosmetic dentistry (which veneers are usually considered to be) is not a legally recognized specialty. Any dentist can call himself a cosmetic dentist as long as he has been to dental school. There is a lot of variation in the work, and just paying high price does not ensure quality work.

A number of sources quote $1500 as the average price for a full set of porcelain veneers, but keep in mind that is just an average. The price can vary from city to city and something that costs you in under $1000 in Iowa can top $2000 dollars in New York or Chicago.

When it comes to the question of getting aid in paying for your veneers, you will want to take a good look at your dental insurance. Typically, dental veneers are not covered under basic dental insurance, but don't lose hope! There are a few exceptions to this rule. Replacement veneers are covered, if the original has become damaged, as this is covered under the replacement of defective dental work. Similarly, if repair is necessary after an injury, dental insurance might be able to cover the cost of the veneer.

One thing to keep in mind while you're investigating if your dental insurance will cover your dental veneer is to document what needs to be done. Once you have had the damage or deterioration accepted as something that needs to be fixed, propose porcelain veneers as an acceptable form of treatment. You should also really look into getting affordable dental insurance so that you can ultimately save yourself a lot of hassles. As they are commonly listed as a cosmetic dental expense, dental veneers tend to get rejected right off the bat, so remember that you need all your proof up front.

Dental veneers are a great way to get your smile as bright as the sun, but remember, just because you have a million dollar grin doesn't mean you need to pay a million dollars!   Site Map - About Us - Contact Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

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