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
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!