In this article, we’re going to dive down deep into the cost of veneers and if they have gotten more expensive or cheaper throughout the years.
Right now it’s 2021 and the cosmetic dentistry industry is booming. More and more people are considering and undergoing cosmetic procedures like veneers than at any other period.
But does the demand make them more affordable?
Dental practices offering fairer prices
Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialised field, which means you do not need to undergo further specialist training to be a cosmetic dentist, which basically means that any general private dentist can offer veneers.
This has led to more and more practices opening up and offering the service as the demand is high and the industry is lucrative, which means for customers that they can get veneers cheaper at different practices.
As the industry becomes more competitive, dental studios are looking for new ways to market their services and drive in business; and they are aware that price is a big factor and hence be fairer with their prices.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best.
Beware of cheaper veneers
Veneers are not crowns, they sit on the front surface of the tooth rather than covering the entirety.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than other types of materials like composite, Dr Joe Oliver (owner of Joe Oliver Cosmetic Dentist) points out. But this is because they are made from the best, strongest and most natural-looking material.
Plus, the new porcelain crowns are often hand-crafted by dentists with a specialist interest in the field.
Will the price of cosmetic dentistry and veneers in particular fall?
If it is as predicted and the industry continues to thrive, people can expect dental veneer prices in the future to come down.
As the market becomes more populated and more people seek out the treatment there will inevitably be a decrease in the cost.
However, it is no doubt that porcelain veneers, which is the highest-quality veneer will remain to always be more expensive, just because of the time it goes into crafting them, placing them and perfecting your smile.