There are several factors that make the cost of veneers in Los Angeles fluctuate. On average, the cumulative cost ranges between $1,000-$2,000 per veneer. To help you understand what they would cost you, here’s a breakdown of the individual cost factors.
1) The Initial Consultation
When you come see us for your initial consultation, you’ll be pleased that this will come at no cost to you. Our experienced dental professionals will give you an honest opinion on whether veneers are the right solution for your teeth.
Veneers can be quite costly, so sometimes other interventions like Invisalign, professional whitening, or dental bonding may be more economic choices to consider. Veneers, however, look just like natural teeth and deliver outstanding results that are well worth the investment.
2) The Mock-Up/ Digital Rendering
When your dentist decides that veneers are right for you, you’ll get a mock-up, which is essentially a wax smile simulation that we put directly over your teeth. Your dentist will scan your teeth to get an impression made that will be then shaped like the teeth you ultimately want.
For example, if you’re looking for even or more uniform teeth, the mold that we create will have this attribute. When it’s complete, you’ll come back to try it on. This mock-up allows you to see what your teeth will look like after the veneers are in place. At this time, you’ll let us know if there’s anything you want to change about the mold.
You can also get a digital rendering of the expected results to show you how you’ll look when everything is complete. Get excited about how great your teeth are going to look!
The cost of getting a mock-up and digital rendering will vary at each practice you visit. This small additional charge depends on the complexity of your dental needs and the number of veneers you need.
3) Choosing The Material
The cost of your veneers is also dependent on what material you choose. Right now your two main choices are between traditional porcelain veneers or composite veneers.
This used to be the only option if you wanted to get veneers. First, some of your tooth’s surface will be removed to make it able to take on the veneer properly. Then, a scan of your teeth is made and a porcelain veneer is fabricated in the laboratory. These veneers have a very good aesthetic outcome as they can reproduce the translucency found in natural teeth. The only drawback is that porcelain can get damaged if you eat hard foods or grind your teeth.
These veneers utilize new materials that are added to the porcelain to become a hybrid material. For example, in the 90’s, porcelain started to be combined with leucite to make it stronger than traditional porcelain veneers. Nowadays you can also get a composite veneer that is blended with lithium disilicate, which is even stronger than leucite. Composite veneers are generally thinner when applied but stronger than porcelain alone. Due to the added strength and versatility of composite veneers, the cost of these veneers is naturally higher. These are also fabricated by a laboratory
A third option is to have your dentist make you the composite veneers right there in the dental chair. This requires a longer appointment, but you can walk out with your veneers on the same day. The drawback is that these tend to have worse esthetics since we are doing it in real time and not in a lab. Also, these tend to stain easier than porcelain and also tend to be weaker. They are recommended to correct smaller areas of staining or malocclusion.
4) The Number Of Veneers Needed
The total cost of your veneers will depend on how many you need. The more you get, the more you will pay. Keep in mind that the average patient gets at least 6 veneers. Since the average cost of a veneer ranges between $1,000-$2,000 (not including the mockup), you can expect to pay between $6,000-$12,000 for 6 veneers. If you want to learn more about veneers at LA Dental Clinic, visit our dental veneers page.
Veneers In Los Angeles
If you’re interested in getting veneers to improve your smile, then contact us at LA Dental Clinic. We would be glad to guide you through the entire process of improving your smile and achieving the look you’ve always wanted.