Cost of Veneers in Austin TX
How much do veneers cost?
- Porcelain Veneers in the US cost from $1,000 to $4000 per tooth depending on where you go and which cosmetic dentist you go to.
- When we start talking about the cost of veneers and how much does it cost to get veneers, another main question we have to consider is: how many veneers are we doing or how many of the teeth in the smile are we treating?
- In general porcelain Veneers are priced per tooth or per veneer.
- On the average porcelain Veneers can cost anywhere from $1000-$4000 per tooth.
- $1,000 to $4,000 per tooth is a big range but I would say the average would be about $1500-$2500 per tooth.
- I practice in Austin Texas and the cost of veneers in Texas on the average is about $1800 per tooth.
- Some celebrity Dentists in New York and Beverly Hills have been known to charge in the $3000-$4000 per tooth range.
Ultimately, how much it costs to get veneers depends on:
- the type of veneer you get
- where you go (which state or country you visit)
- the experience of the Cosmetic Dentist
- which Cosmetic Dentist you go to
Here’s a sample pricing sheet from our office.
How many veneers do people usually get?
- When getting a smile makeover people usually get 8 to 10 of their upper teeth done with veneers.
- For the average smile makeover we consider doing 8 or 10 of the top front teeth. The reason why we say 8 to 10 teeth is that when people smile they usually show on the average 8 to 10 of their top teeth.
- When trying to achieve a nice full and broad smile, 8 to 10 top teeth can give you a brighter, fuller, and bigger smile.
- You can even do it right now, you can go over to the mirror and smile really big or take a selfie of you smiling and count how many teeth you see when you smile. On the average person that’s going to be about 8 to 10 of the top front teeth.
- And because of that in most cosmetic dental offices, we usually recommend about 8 to 10 veneers on the top teeth.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
- Porcelain veneers when done well and correctly can last 10-15 years and longer. This is a guideline. Porcelain Veneers can last even longer.
- Porcelain Veneers are a significant investment and when considering the benefits and how long they last they can be a very good investment.
- Also, after 10 or 15 years porcelain veneers don’t always have to be replaced so you potentially could have your porcelain veneers for even longer than 15 years.
- After 15 years if the veneers are doing well, you’re not having issues, you’re still enjoying the way they look and still like the color then there would not be a reason to replace them
- Keeping up with daily brushing, flossing, good habits, and routine professional dental checkups and cleanings are ways to make porcelain veneers last longer.
Is there a warranty on veneers?
- Most porcelain veneers have a warranty on them for a period of time.
- In general I feel that most cosmetic dental offices do offer some type of warranty on their porcelain Veneers.
- I’ve heard anywhere from just a few years, to five years, to even longer for a warranty on porcelain veneers
- Most times the warranty is based on the agreement that you are keeping up with the regular care and maintenance of the porcelain veneers.
- Which means that you’re brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dental office twice a year for your routine dental cleanings and checkups.
Why are veneers so expensive?
- Veneers are custom crafted and hand made and designed. Getting veneers is a cosmetic procedure completed by a highly trained team of professionals. The procedure is completed by a cosmetic dentist.
- First off, they are Handmade by a Ceramist. This is a trained individual who is an artist that works with porcelain.
- They are Custom made for each person and for each of their teeth.
- They are Custom fit and Custom color and Shape and Size.
- They can take several days or weeks to make.
- They are Designed by a Trained Cosmetic Dentist who specializes in Smile Design
- The Porcelain veneers Procedure is performed by a Cosmetic Dentist
- High quality materials that can be safely bonded to your natural teeth are used and highly skilled people and Licensed Dentists are needed to complete the procedure.
- And the procedure is very complicated, irreversible, and technique sensitive involving a major part of the body.
- The Cost of Porcelain Veneers generally includes anesthesia, sedation, multiple appointments, post op visits and more
- Veneers are a long term solution and when done properly they are built to Last 15 years and longer.
Are there payment plans for veneers?
- Most offices offer financing or some form of payment options for veneers. Here’s a breakdown of the ways that people may pay for their veneers. 40% of people pay with credit card.
- 10% of people pay with cash and 50% of patients use some type of financing to finance their porcelain veneers treatment.Many cosmetic dental offices work with financing companies like Care Credit, Lending point, Lending club or Alphaeon.Click a Link Below to apply for Financing
- Care credit is like a credit card that can be used at dental offices, plastic surgery offices, veterinary offices and many other health care businesses.
Is there financing for veneers?
- When someone is approved for care credit, they are approved for a specific amount and are offered certain terms.
- So a person gets funded to get their cosmetic treatment done and then can break up those payments with care credit and make monthly payments
- Some of the terms we’ve seen are 12 to 24 months at 0% interest.
- To clarify, Care credit does evaluate your credit and approves you for a certain amount based on your monthly income and credit
- For example, let’s say the cost to get porcelain veneers is $15,000.
- Depending on how far payments are spread out.
- The $15,000 smile makeover is now broken down into monthly payments.
- Monthly payments could be anywhere from $625/ month to $2,500/ month and terms could be from 6 months to 24 months.
- Click the links above to find out more about financing your new smile.
ARE VENEERS COVERED BY DENTAL INSURANCE?
- Veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure and are generally not covered by dental insurance.