Porcelain Veneers & Composite Veneers
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin material made of porcelain or composite that is bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to create a beautiful smile. They are custom made of shape and colour for each individual patient. It may be a great solution for crooked teeth, staining that can not be fixed by bleaching, too small or large teeth, spacing issues, worn or chipped teeth, and of course for aesthetic reasons.
Types of Veneers:
1) Porcelain veneers, which must first be created to fit your teeth in a dental laboratory and require two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are more durable and can last 10~15 years.
2) Composite (direct) Veneers are accomplished in one visit. An adequate amount of tooth structure is removed to allow for placement of composite resin in the desired shape without added tooth bulk. Bonding agent is applied. Composite resin is then added, light cured, then finished and polished. Composite veneers cost significantly less, but only last 4~7 years and require maintenance (they chip).
Cost of Veneers:
When it comes to determining the cost of dental veneers, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
Since everyone’s mouths are different, the total expenditure will depend on the number of teeth that need to be treated, the current condition of the teeth, your “bite” (how functional are your current teeth), your gum health and any other treatments necessary to idealize the esthetics, health and function of your teeth.
Typically, an average cost of Porcelain Veneers varies from around $1,200 to $2,000 per tooth in Vancouver. Note: Our current porcelain veneer prices at the W. Broadway location at the time of writing this article are $1,300 - $1,500 per tooth.
For Composite Veneers, the cost generally ranges from around $350 to $550 per tooth in Vancouver– once again, the total will depend on how many teeth are necessary to treat. Note:Our current composite veneer prices at the W. Broadway location at the time of writing this article are $450.00 - $500.00 per tooth.