Back in the old days the quality of the veneers was just plain terrible, they would break very easily, but a lot has changed from then and now. Porcelain veneers now are still very expensive, but the quality of the veneers now is excellent. The quality of the veneers now days is so good that you can make sure that the veneers you have today will last you for the next 15 years or so.
The veneer material is not the only factor which determines the cost of the veneer. Each veneer is hand crafted and is in a way ‘custom made’, this is because every tooth is different and you need to prepare each veneer before it is ready to be put on. The cost can go up or down, deepening on the effort and work involved in making the veneer.
The veneers cost also depends on where your cosmetic dentist is geographically and his experience in the field. The cost of a veneer made a dentist who is situated in Beverly Hills will obviously be more because the location where he practices is in itself more expensive. You should go to only experience cosmetic dentists around you, who are specialized in the field and hold a lot of experience in the given procedure. You should so do this because you require special skills in making veneers and need excellent materials.
Since veneers don’t improve or fix your teeth, you need crowns or dental implants for that, they are only put on to make a human teeth more beautiful. Though veneers sometimes can fill some gaps between the tooth but their main purpose still remains that the wearer gets the perfect smile.
Veneers are costly, even more because they are not covered by personal insurance, because insurance will only cover those expenses which are medical and not cosmetic. If you are not able to pay for your smile on your own, then you can always take some attractive offer which is being offered by some financing company which specializes in cosmetic dentistry.
At first glance no one can believe that porcelain veneers can be so durable! The veneers are now ultra thin, but do not let that fool you, they are also ultra strong. Porcelain is now available in a variety of colors so that it matches with the color of your teeth perfectly. The overall time required is for making the veneer, putting the veneer on to your teeth will only take maybe a visit or two to your dentist. After that, the only thing you need to do is, get used to the feeling of the veneers on your teeth.
Now days in the market there is a new veneer which is called Lumineer. They are so thin that they require very little tooth correction and then they can be put on. But this advantage is also in a way its disadvantage as now there is very little requirement for tooth correction.
Veneers are not considered only a cosmetic treatment, but if you do not like your new set of veneers you can just take them off if you want to. But the veneers need tooth reduction; hence you need to use them or rather are stuck with them for the rest of your life. That means that after twenty years or so, you will need to but a whole new set of veneers, so it is better to pay a little more in the beginning and get benefits in the long run.