How Much Does It Cost To Get Veneers? All You Need To Know

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Cosmetic Dentistry

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As a full-service dentist, one of the questions frequently asked by people is, “how much does it cost to get veneers?” The short answer is that the cost per tooth varies.

The problem is this;

We can’t give a specific, one-price-fits-all price because many factors dictate the cost of dental veneers on average.

Factors like;

  • Type of veneer – porcelain veneers or composite dental veneers
  • The complexity of the procedure
  • The geographic location of the procedure
  • The technology involved in the process

Let’s talk about each of those cost factors, in turn, to help you better understand whether dental veneers are worth it for you.


Firstly, porcelain veneers vs composite dental veneers

You may already know that there are two types of dental veneers – porcelain veneers and composite dental veneers.

Composite veneers are resin-based – the same material used for white fillings. The dentist applies a paste to the front surface of the teeth. The dentist will then harden the resin using an activating light, and finally, the material is shaped and polished to blend in with other natural teeth. This is how composite dental veneers are made.

Altogether, it’s a relatively simple process that can be completed in just one sitting.

Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are more complex.

types how much does it cost to get veneers chatswoodA porcelain veneer is a separate piece of material cut from a ceramic block. Shell-like in nature, each dental veneer is custom-designed to sit over the entire front surface of the tooth. When fitted, they provide long-lasting protection that can instantly transform a smile.

Naturally, the type of dental veneers chosen – composite vs porcelain – makes a difference to cost because of the variation in treatment and materials – the latter being far more time-consuming.

The type of dental veneer is just one factor in determining how much it costs to get veneers. Here are some others.


The complexity of the treatment

Porcelain veneers treatment is more involved and therefore takes more time to complete. As a result, they are more expensive than composite veneers. Sometimes the process is carried out over two sittings and can involve a temporary set of veneers. On average, you can expect to pay the higher end of the price range – around $1980 per tooth.


How much does it cost to get veneers? Other factors include geographic location?

Another factor in determining the cost of a dental veneer is geographic location.

The cost of living in Australia is high, particularly in cities like Sydney. Therefore prices for treatments like dental veneers are generally higher than those in out-of-town areas. Moreover, getting porcelain veneers in places like Thailand and India are cheaper still. However, any cosmetic dentistry abroad, including dental veneers, can come with associated risks that you wouldn’t necessarily have if you had similar treatment back home. Price should never be your number one deciding factor when considering dental veneers abroad.



The final factor in determining how much it costs to get dental veneers is the technology used in the process.

While getting composite veneers is straightforward, a dentist may make porcelain veneers using the latest 3d milling technology. Ultimately this technology allows a dentist to custom design and make veneers on the premises.

Although initially more expensive to produce when considering the technological investment, the dentist will often pass on the savings they make from not outsourcing their dental work to a third-party laboratory.

Inevitably, when it comes to cost, you get what you pay for. Composite veneers are cheaper and will last up to 5 years on average, whereas quality porcelain veneers may last three times as long and, some say, are worth every penny.

Hopefully, you now know the answer to the question ”how much does it cost to get veneers?” and the key factors that influence the price.

If you are still unsure whether veneers are worth the cost to you, contact our friendly team at Boutique Dental Care. We can talk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each type and discuss prices, payment plans, and how each type can benefit your oral health.

Want to improve your smile with the latest cosmetic dentistry? Schedule an appointment today. Call us on (02) 9054 5281 now.