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Costs Associated With Porcelain Veneers
Tooth decay can eat away at a tooth, eventually damaging it to the point where the tooth needs to be repaired. When this is the case, your dentist will discuss different tooth repair options. One of the options that your dentist may suggest when your tooth is damaged either from tooth decay or an accident is a dental veneer.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are prosthetics that are placed over healthy teeth to repair the damage that was caused due to accidents or tooth decay. Your dentist will look at the extent of the damage, and what form of repair would work best. If they decide on dental veneers, they will reshape the tooth. They will then begin the process of creating and placing a dental veneer.
Why Would I Need Dental Veneers?
When a tooth is damaged, it is extremely important that the tooth is repaired. By foregoing the repair, you risk infection, further injury to the tooth, decay and more. Some of the reasons for the placement of a dental veneer include:
- Damaged Due to Tooth Decay
- A Crack in a Tooth
- A Broken Tooth
- A Chipped Tooth
- Tooth Crowding
It is extremely important to visit your dentist as soon as you notice any of the above signs. The sooner your dentist can resolve the issue, the easier the process will be.
What Are the Advantages of Porcelain Veneers?
Your dentist wants to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. Because of this, most dentists prefer to place a veneer instead of a crown when the option is available. The reasons for a veneer extend beyond the preservation of the natural tooth, though. Veneers not only look aesthetically pleasing, but they are also durable. With a veneer, a patient can bite and chew much like they did before the tooth was damaged. This makes a veneer an excellent option for replacement.
Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients that are willing to spend a little extra money upfront for veneers that will last a long time. When a patient has a porcelain veneer placed, they can expect it to last as long as 10-15 years. For some patients, a veneer can last even longer!
This compares directly with other options like composite veneers, which generally only last around 5-7 years.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
While composite veneers are more affordable, the value of porcelain veneers are much higher. They are made with a stronger material, and closely resemble the natural tooth. Still, it is important to understand that a porcelain veneer may cost as much as $500-$2,500 per tooth. Composite, on the other hand, generally cost between $250-$1,500 per tooth. This cost often won’t include any additional repairs to the tooth.
It’s important to have a broken or decayed tooth repaired as soon as possible to maintain the integrity of the tooth. Set an appointment with your dentist if your tooth is damaged.
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