Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for those looking to improve their smile. But why are they so expensive? The answer lies in the quality of materials and the custom fit required to make them. Porcelain veneers are made from a material that won't stain with coffee, tobacco, and other staining ingredients. This makes them more expensive than other types of dental veneers.
The best smile is priceless and never cheap. It takes many hours of work to find the perfection you need for porcelain veneers. In some cases, it may take up to three days for lab technicians to complete a set of teeth. The reason is that veneers must have a translucent finish to look like natural teeth.
The most expensive type of dental veneer is e-max, porcelain, or zirconia. Each of these comes with its own reasons for the price they attract. Porcelain veneers are labor intensive, as a full set of porcelain veneers can easily take a ceramic lab technician 2-3 full days to complete. This is because, since veneers require a translucent finish to look like natural teeth, porcelain needs to be layered and heated, and only one layer of porcelain can be applied at a time. In addition, the main cost of dental veneers is the investment, maintenance, renovation and labor of devices and equipment.
Dental veneers are very small and fragile, so it is necessary for an expert hand to place them on the teeth for them to lead to success. Veneers are also great for brightening discolored teeth and can also whiten teeth that don't react to tooth whitening. The main cost of zirconia is the material itself, since the raw material combined with the cost of manufacturing the discs from which the sheets are to be ground is extremely expensive. If you combine all the elements and effort to install veneers, you will see why the cost may be overstated. Quality of materials also plays an important role in determining the cost of porcelain veneers. If your teeth have a lot of tooth decay, serious alignment problems, or chips and cracks, your cosmetic dentist will want to address those issues before you start and place veneers to make sure you get the best possible results. Once your underlying teeth and gums are in good shape, the average porcelain veneer time from start to finish is generally 2 to 3 weeks.
Porcelain veneers may be expensive but they offer a permanent solution that will last for many years with proper care.