Porcelain Veneers Cost
The materials used for veneers will generally fall into one of two categories: composite veneers or porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers explained
Composite veneers involve applying layers of resin to each tooth and sculpting it directly in the mouth to achieve the desired look. Generally, composite veneers are used to repair chipping or to hide any discoloration there may be to the natural teeth. In some cases, they are also used to give the appearance of a more symmetrical smile.
One of the advantages of choosing composite veneers, is that the process is reversible and can be removed or replaced as needed.
Porcelain veneers explained
Porcelain veneers involve removing a thin layer of the tooth’s enamel in order to bond a sculpted, porcelain veneer onto each tooth. This procedure is usually preferred when there are more severe issues with chipping, discoloration or misalignment of the teeth.
One of the main reasons people tend to choose porcelain veneers over composite ones is their resistance to stains and chipping, as compared to other solutions.
How much do veneers cost?
On average, composite veneers can vary from £150-£400 per tooth, which is significantly cheaper than their porcelain counterparts, averaging around £500-£1000 per tooth.
Despite being the more expensive option, porcelain veneers are often thought to look more natural and can last around 10-15 years with proper care, which is often longer than composite ones. However, it’s important that you speak to your dentist about all of the options available to you before you settle on a procedure.
Problems with porcelain veneers
Whilst the majority of dentists carry out an excellent job when fitting porcelain veneers, avoidable accidents can happen if your dentist fails to take the proper care that is expected of them. For many people, problems with veneers stem from a problematic visit to their dentist that resulted in ongoing issues. If you believe that your veneers have not been fitted correctly, or that your dentist may have contributed to ongoing oral health issues after having visited them, you may be entitled to compensation. At Dental Law Partnership, our team of expert Dental Negligence solicitors are on hand to help you at every step of the way; call us today on 0808 278 8202.