What You Need to Know about the Cost of Porcelain Veneers
There are many factors that can affect the cost of porcelain veneers, such as the number of veneers needed, the type of materials used, and the complexity of the case. At the dentistry office of Dr. Robert W. Hessberger in Chicago, IL, we work with our patients to find payment options that work best for budgeting your dental care. In addition to accepting most insurance plans, we also offer affordable financing through CareCredit®. Porcelain veneers allow you to address a variety of issues at once, eliminating the need for multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments—such as orthodontics and teeth whitening—making treatment more affordable. However, we understand that not all patients qualify to receive porcelain veneers, which is why we also offer dental bonding and clear aligners to help you transform your smile.
Factors that Can Affect the Cost of Porcelain Veneers
There are a variety of factors that can affect the overall cost of porcelain veneers, such as:
- Experience of the Dentist: One of the primary influences on the cost of your porcelain veneers will be the experience and expertise of the dentist. Although a dentist new to the industry will cost less than someone with 20 years of experience, results are not always dependable. Choosing a dentist such as Dr. Hessberger who has over 30 years of experience can help ensure you receive desirable and lasting results.
- Technology and Techniques Used: Dental offices today offer a variety of techniques and technologies to fabricate porcelain veneers. Whereas some dentists take digital impressions and fabricate veneers in-house using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology, others will use putty or wax impressions and use an off-site dental lab where technicians hand-make each veneer. Although an offsite dental lab may cost more, it will ensure the smoothest and most seamless fit.
- Number of Veneers: Because cost is based on each porcelain veneer, treatment plans that require multiple veneers will be higher than those with only one or two veneers.
- Type of Veneers: Today, dental labs and dentists can design porcelain veneers from a variety of materials, including thick ceramic, liquid porcelain, and ultra-thin ceramic. Newer materials and the type of placement method will generally cost more than older products. During your consultation, Dr. Hessberger will present all the available options so you can budget appropriately.
- Complexity of the Case: Patients with a significant amount of cosmetic damage will require a a more in-depth treatment plan and possibly additional treatments in order to accomplish desired results. The more complex the case, the greater the cost will be.
Porcelain veneers allow you to address a variety of issues at once, eliminating the need for multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments—such as orthodontics and teeth whitening—making treatment more affordable.
Although we accept most insurance providers, porcelain veneers are not always covered by insurance providers because porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Our friendly front office staff can guide you in working with your insurance company to maximize your coverage. In cases where insurance is not sufficient, we also provide affordable financing options, such as CareCredit® and in-house payment plans. We never want cost to be an inhibitor to transforming your smile.
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To learn more about porcelain veneers and the costs involved, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hessberger. You can contact our office online today or call (773) 792-5562 to speak to a member of our team. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.