There are three main factors that affect the cost of a dental veneer: the cost of the dentist, the cost of the lab that produces the veneer, and the material from which the veneer will be made. Let’s look at each factor separately.
The cost of a dentist
The main factor to pay attention to when placing veneers is the professionalism and experience of the dentist. This is due to the fact that the placement of veneers is a fairly complex and time-consuming process, where in addition to basic knowledge and education, you need to have expertise in orthopedics and prosthetics.
The doctor is required to have an in-depth knowledge in:
- Planning the aesthetic appearance of your future teeth
In addition, he also needs to have expertise in dental manipulation: if your tooth was not properly ground or the veneer is incorrectly placed, you risk losing it in less than 5 years: the veneer may break or the tooth may begin to deteriorate and the veneer will come loose.
How to choose a dentist for veneers
A dentist who deals with the aesthetic component of the smile is essentially an artist. That is why every good doctor has a portfolio of work that proves his skills. Don’the sitate to as khim!
Cost of lab work
As you know, after the diagnosis and preparatory work, the dentist sends the order to the dental laboratory where the veneers are made.
These works are performed by a separate specialist – the dental technician, whose professionalism determines the quality and aesthetics of your smile no less than the doctor. A good dental technician has an aesthetic taste and a deep knowledge of chemistry, which allows him to perform the work as accurately as possible, both in terms of shape and color.
In addition, we should not forget about the price of the equipment, which is included in the cost of the veneer. Such equipment includes a special milling machine, which grinds the material to the desired shape, as well as ovens (ceramic veneers are baked at a temperature of 1290-1830 degrees Fahrenheit)
Naturally, the better the equipment, the more expensive it is. Therefore, the price of the veneer also increases.
Unfortunately, just choosing a ceramic is not enough. Its quality can also vary. Different manufacturers may add other chemicals to make the veneer cheaper, which may give it a yellowish or bluish tint. In this case, it will be more difficult for the technician to find the perfect color for you.
Therefore, quality raw materials are always more expensive.
To sum it up
You will meet a lot of offers for the installation of veneers with a variety of prices. However, what you definitely shouldn’t do is rush for a “super best” offer. Always ask for a portfolio and reviews. This will help avoid unpleasant surprises.