Dental Veneers Cost
Before you get dental veneers, you surely want to know how much do dental veneers cost.
In order to get an idea about the dental veneers cost, it is helpful to know a bit about the veneers and what affects the pricing.
What exactly is a dental veneer?
Suppose you had an accident that left you with an unsightly chipped or cracked tooth. Or perhaps you always had abnormal spacing with your front teeth, giving you a not-so-attractive smile. Your teeth could just be uneven, or stained.
Dental veneers can be a remedy for all those problems.
A veneer is the thin ceramic shell that fits over a damaged, misshapen or discolored tooth.
The whole process involves two trips to your cosmetic dentist, over a period of about six weeks. On the first trip, you’ll have your natural tooth prepared to make room for the new veneer. Plus, a mold of your teeth will be taken.
On the second trip, your new veneer will be bonded to the natural tooth. Of course, you’ll get a trial fitting initially; to make sure it feels right. At this time you can inspect the color, shape and feel of the veneer, and request any changes.
You will then have a tooth that won’t decay and is highly resistant to staining.
After that, you care for your new veneer like your own teeth—taking care to brush and floss regularly, avoiding biting down on anything really hard, like ice or nut shells, and having your teeth regularly checked and cleaned at the dentist’s office.
Veneers can give you that dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. What’s that worth to you? If it worth more than how much the dental veneers cost, then it is worth getting them done.
Average dental veneers cost
The average dental veneers cost in South Africa is R5’500 upwards per veneer. But the cost can vary due to the following reasons:
§ Whether the material is composite or porcelain. Porcelain is more expensive, but also more durable and will last longer.
§ The region in which the cosmetic dentist has his/her office—city or small town.
§ The individual fees of your cosmetic dentist. And remember, that dentist has put in extra years of schooling and regular follow up classes and seminars.
§ The type of dental insurance you have. Some insurance plans don’t cover cosmetic procedures at all.
You will just have to decide what veneer work will do for your appearance, and how that can affect your confidence and well-being.