The cost of dentistry in general can vary tremendously based upon many factors but let’s consider that we are using an excellent dentist, a great dental lab, high quality dental materials, super staff and a nice office environment. It would be reasonable to expect the fee for you veneers or crowns to run between $1200 to $1600. You should expect a beautiful result with great function and to have the treatment completed in about a month depending upon the dental lab. Let’s say you want or need four front teeth treated with porcelain veneers at a cost of $1300 each. Here is what to expect:
Initial exam and records taken to determine the treatment 40 minutes to an hour.
Scheduled 1st appointment for 2-2.5 hours at which time the teeth are prepared, impressed, temporaries are made and additional records taken.
3-4 weeks later your 2nd appointment to remove your temporaries and place your new porcelain veneers requiring 1 to 1.5 hours.
So, normally three appointments totaling 3.5 to 4.5 hours of your time over several weeks. While in your temporary veneers you can expect for your smile to look great and to have to be careful about what you chew. Once the veneers are in place you can eat, brush and floss normally expecting your new teeth to last 10 years or more.
Before and after photos of the front upper 8 teeth with porcelain veneers.