The Cost of Porcelain Veneers By Thomas G. Zarger Jr., D.D.S. on July 29, 2013

Porcelain Dental Veneers - Costs and Payment ConcernsThere are plenty of ways that a cosmetic dentist can help you get the smile that you have always wanted. There are plenty of treatment options out there, but only one is versatile enough to address multiple dental problems with ease, including chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and minor tooth misalignment. That treatment option in question is porcelain veneers, which you may also know as dental veneers.

Let's take a few minutes right now to go over the basics of porcelain veneers and what they cost so that you can have a better understanding of if they are right for you.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially crafted dental ceramic. They are carefully affixed to the front portions of the teeth in order to conceal the dental imperfections listed above. The veneers are virtually undetectable when they are in place since they blend in seamlessly with natural tooth structure.

What is the average cost of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are not inexpensive. With that said, we feel like providing a national average in terms of price or even a general price range is not going to communicate the whole story of what porcelain veneers treatment entails. There are many factors that go into the cost.

Because of that, we feel it's more important that patients come to our practice for a consultation so that we can provide them with custom quotes based on their needs.

Factors That Determine the Cost of Porcelain Veneers

Some of the factors that determine the cost of porcelain veneers treatment include:

  • The geographic location of the practice
  • The credentials and training of the dentists
  • The complexity of the patient's case
  • The number of porcelain veneers required
  • Combination treatments (smile makeover)
  • Special deals or promotions by the practice

Paying for Porcelain Veneers

When you speak with your cosmetic dentist, you can discuss all different kinds of payment options. Many practices will accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Since some patients may not be able to pay for the total cost of treatment all at once, there are also special payment options/plans that can be used for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic and restorative treatments.

Financing Options and Payment Plans

When it comes to dental financing options, it's often helpful to think of them in terms of credit cards or a loan. A trusted third-party lender will pay for the cost of surgery. The patient is then responsible for paying this third party every month. A reasonable interest rate will apply.

While these financing plans are not necessarily for everyone, it does help many patients receive the dental care they need. It also allows patients to budget accordingly in order to pay back what is owed. Your dentist will help you decide if this is a good option for you. Alternative payment methods or treatments can also be discussed as needed.

Learn More About Smile Makeovers with Porcelain Veneers

You no doubt have more questions about porcelain veneers and if they'd be the best option for you. If you would like to discuss these matters in more detail with a skilled dental health professional, be sure to contact our Knoxville cosmetic dentistry center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best looking smile and dental health possible.

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Dr. Thomas G. Zarger, Jr., DDS Family Dentistry in Knoxville

Our practice has provided skilled and compassionate dentistry for patients in the Knoxville, TN, community for over 30 years. Dr. Zarger is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Society
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

We strive to make care convenient and affordable to all patients and accept CareCredit financing to help reduce the cost of treatment. Schedule your consultation today online, or by calling (865) 693-7631.

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