Question: My dentist wants to charge $7500 for six
porcelain dental veneers. Is this too much? How much should they
Answer: The cost of
porcelain veneers varies greatly
across the country. While $1500 apiece may be a typical fee if you take an average, you're going to find a great difference
say, from Iowa, which is a very low fee state, where you may see porcelain veneers
cost under $1000 apiece, to places like Chicago and Los Angeles, which are
high fee areas, where $2000 apiece may not be uncommon.
Generally, expert cosmetic dentists in 2006 charge
somewhere over $1000 apiece for porcelain veneers, on up to over $2000.
We have seen dentistry information sites quoting fees as low as $500 for
dental veneers, but we caution patients against looking for bargains here.
Visit our cosmetic dentistry costs page for
more specific fee survey information about
the costs of this and other procedures.
Let me take this opportunity to caution you some
about porcelain veneers. Since cosmetic dentistry isn't a legally
recognized specialty, any dentist, with no more training than is given in
dental school, can call himself or herself a cosmetic dentist. This
procedure, to be done right, however, requires artistic sensitivity and extensive additional training
beyond dental school. Don't judge a dentist by the cost. There are some
poorly done veneers that cost a lot of money, and there are some excellent ones done that cost relatively
modest amounts. Generally, porcelain dental veneers from an expert
cosmetic dentist will tend to cost more, but that isn't strictly true.
How much do these porcelain veneers cost?
Look Beyond the Porcelain Veneers Cost
Read about the difference between a true
cosmetic dentist and a dentist who merely claims to be a cosmetic dentist.
Click here for referral to an expert cosmetic dentist.
Other questions about this subject:
To return to the frequent questions page,
We conducted a survey of
expert cosmetic dentists in December 2005 to obtain this information
about the cost of porcelain veneers.