Factors that Affect the Cost of Porcelain Veneers

By Eugene D. Stanislaus on June 12, 2019


Pie chart of porcelain veneers cost factorsPorcelain veneers are wafer-thin fabrications that sit on the facial surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of the smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments offered at Brooklyn Heights Dental. They can address tooth discoloration, dental stains, superficial chips, and minor misalignment problems.

Many patients are excited about the benefits that porcelain veneers offer, but want to know the cost of treatment. The expense of porcelain veneers treatment can vary for each of our Brooklyn Heights, NY patients. Here, patients can learn more about the various factors that affect the cost of porcelain veneers.

Materials

The factor that has the biggest impact on the cost of porcelain veneers is the materials that are used to construct them. In most cases, the cost of veneers reflects their quality. Porcelain veneers that are significantly cheaper than others are probably not made of the highest quality materials.

At our practice, we use veneers that are constructed out of non-porous porcelain and ceramic materials. These materials are resistant to stains and they create a semi-translucent finish that reflects light just like the natural teeth.

The materials we use to fabricate our veneers are attractive and durable. Our porcelain veneers can withstand the daily wear and tear. With proper care, patients can enjoy their porcelain veneers for more than a decade.

Manufacturing Method

The manufacturing method is another factor that affects veneer costs. This includes not only how the porcelain veneers are constructed, but also where. Again, a very low manufacturing cost is likely indicative of lower quality manufacturing.

Our dentists work with a trusted dental laboratory to customize porcelain veneers so that they meet the unique specifications of each of our patients, while living up to our high-quality standards.

Number of Veneers

The cost of porcelain veneers treatment is largely impacted by how many veneers are put in place. Many patients opt to have porcelain veneers placed on all of their front teeth, so that they can completely makeover the smile.

However, if just a single tooth, or a small set of teeth, is impacted by oral blemishes, fewer veneers will be needed. The fewer number of porcelain veneers that are placed, the less that treatment will cost.

Dentist Experience

There may be a slight difference in cost from one dentist to another. This largely comes down to experience. If one dentist is much cheaper than another, he or she may not have as much experience or training as others.

Our Brooklyn dentists, Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid, are both experienced and highly-skilled doctors who can be counted on to provide high-quality and compassionate dental care.

Practice Location

In real estate they say it all comes down to “location, location, location.” In truth, location affects the cost of just about everything, and dental care is no different.

Some parts of the country simply have higher dental costs than others. Dental costs are typically affected by the average income for the area, geographical features of the area, and the general cost of living for the area.

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The best way to get an accurate cost estimate for porcelain veneers is by scheduling a personal consultation with one of the experienced dentists at Brooklyn Heights Dental. To get your treatment started, contact us at your earliest convenience or call our practice at (718) 857-6639. We look forward to helping your achieve your ideal smile.

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