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Cost of porcelain veneers – 5 factors

Why does the porcelain veneer cost in different clinics vary so much? What is included in the treatment price and what is paid separately? How to save money and not compromise quality?

We have gathered as much helpful information as possible about one of the most popular methods of restoring a beautiful and healthy smile in the United States and the world.

Also, we will tell you about:

  • What are the 4 factors that affect the price of restoring a smile with veneers?

  • How much does it cost to repair or replace veneers?

Veneers: What are they?

Veneers are thin (0.2 to 0.5 mm) coverings installed on the front teeth to conceal dental flaws and give you the smile of your dreams. The dentist will prepare your incisors, canines, or premolars, apply a dental glue, and fix veneers on them. Today, most clinics use porcelain and E-max veneers.

To achieve the best aesthetic effect, we advise you to use:

  • Six or ten veneers (depending on your smiling habits)
  • On both jaws to prevent protrusion of either the upper or lower teeth.

Veneers are not placed on molars. Molars are too weak to withstand high occlusal loading

How much do veneers cost in Florida?

The average cost of a single ceramic veneer in Miami, Florida, starts at $899 and goes to $2,500. The cost depends on several factors, which will be described below.

Do not confuse porcelain veneers with temporary composite veneers. The latter are much cheaper – from $250 – and do not have the same level of quality and durability (2-4 years on average) as porcelain veneers. Temporary composite veneers are susceptible to staining, do not provide a tight fit to tooth enamel, and cannot correct shades that are too dark.

Often, when it comes to porcelain veneer cost, it includes the cost of a set of at least 6 plates, and not just 1 plate. This is the exact number of plates to be placed in the smile zone; otherwise, they will stand out from the rest of the teeth, disrupting the aesthetics.

The cost of 6 veneers for 1 jaw in Miami starts at $5,399.  

The cost of a full set of veneers for both jaws starts at $14,999. Typically, it includes 10 plates for the upper and lower jaws, which provide superior aesthetics.

What does the cost of porcelain/ceramic veneers depend on?

There are at least 5 factors that affect the final cost of treatment.


A lot depends on where you plan the treatment. Prices vary from city to city in the United States, for example:

Location Costs, $
New York City $1,600 to $4,000
Washington $900 to $2,500
Miami $899 to $2,499

Individual characteristics and complications

For example, depending on the degree of smile opening, it may be enough to place veneers on the front 6 teeth (incisors and canines). Others are better off with 10 plates – on incisors, canines, and premolars.

Other important issues that should be considered are bite problems, TMJ dysfunction, high tooth wear.

If you have at least one of these pathologies, it does not make sense to immediately place veneers to cover small chips or cracks. They will fall into disrepair in a few years, and you will have to go to the dentist again and spend a lot of money.

A clinical situation like this requires a thorough diagnosis at the gneuromuscular level. It is necessary to treat the bite and return the mandibular joint to its resting state – finding the ideal occlusion.

The diagnosis is conducted with the help of:

  • 1.

    BioPak diagnostics (starting at $199)

    A complex for measuring movement trajectory, joint vibration, and muscle tone features. It is a clinically essential tool in the treatment of occlusal and related joint disorders.

  • 2.

    TENS unit (starting at $199)

    An advanced technique for diagnosing and correcting temporomandibular joint and bite problems. It is used in gneuromuscular dentistry to relax the lowering and raising muscles of the lower jaw, finding the resting point.

  • 3.

    T-Scan (starting at $199)

    A complex for painless and accurate occlusion analysis. It is performed with the help of a computer program and an ultrathin sensor that picks up even the slightest micromovements of the teeth.

You can only be sure that the veneers will last as long as possible (15-20 years or more) after eliminating the problems at the gneuromuscular level. In addition, gneuromuscular dentistry techniques help patients get rid of neck/facial pain, normalize sleep, and solve other health problems.

Fabrication technology

For example, traditional porcelain plates cost less than IPS E-max pressed glass-ceramic plates. But E-max veneers can withstand more pressure (up to 500 MPa), are thinner (maximum thickness is 0.3 mm), and are placed after minimal preparation of the tooth enamel.

The doctor will help you determine which plates are suitable for you after careful diagnosis.

Doctor qualifications

What role does the doctor play? For example, they may not glue the veneers properly, and decay will begin to develop underneath. As a result, the veneers will have to be removed, treated, and placed again, which will cost you.

Surely, you need a highly qualified and certified doctor who competently uses advanced technology and modern materials and provides guarantees. Such a specialist, of course, will set the price a little higher.

Dental laboratory level

In one lab, you can have CEREC veneers made on a milling unit. In another, a dental technician will create a high esthetic veneer. What’s the difference? 

CEREC veneers are machine-made with a high-tech 3D printer. After scanning the intraoral space, the resulting image is processed by special computer software. It is then loaded into the milling unit, where the unit cuts out the microprosthesis. The entire process takes 15-20 minutes. As a result, the patient receives an average-quality product with satisfactory aesthetics and high durability (but the risk of chipping is slightly higher). 

How is a high esthetic veneer created? It is a meticulous artwork of a high-end dental technician. Step by step, the technician recreates each layer of tooth enamel, taking into account its transparency, the overall structure of the tooth, the shade of the skin and gums, as well as the richness and intensity of the color of the future structure. The whole process takes 7 to 14 days, but this approach guarantees maximum aesthetics and durability (from 20 years).

Some believe that the machine method is more accurate, eliminates human error, and is better in terms of saving time. However, even the most advanced technology cannot take into account all of a patient’s unique characteristics. Therefore, if you care for a wow effect and flawless aesthetics, it is best to choose high esthetic veneers created by a dental technician. They are made with all anatomical features in mind.

What does porcelain veneer cost include?

Do you browse different web pages and notice that the price of veneers varies from clinic to clinic? We will tell you what is included in the total cost of veneer treatment to make things clear.

  • 1.


    Some clinics provide it for free, and some don’t. What does it depend on? It depends on whether any scans or tests need to be done. For example, if a patient has problems with bite and mandibular joint function, a whole range of gneuromuscular dentistry procedures (BioPak diagnostics, TENS unit, T-Scan) will be required.

At Svetlana Dental & Esthetic, you do not have to pay for a consultation if you bring your scans and GNM diagnosis results.

  • 2.

    Oral cavity preparation

    Usually, it is not included in the veneer cost. Most often, it is performed by a separate specialist – a dental hygienist.

The need for oral hygiene is determined during the consultation (if plaque or decay was found during the examination).

  • 3.

    Fabrication and placement of temporary veneers that you wear while permanent veneers are made. In most cases, it is paid separately, but there may be exceptions.

  • 4.

    Fabrication, placement and surfacing of permanent veneers

    The cost is discussed at the preparatory stage and does not change in the course of treatment. 6 veneers in Miami start at $5,399. 10 veneers on both jaws start at $14,999.

Find out the total cost of the upcoming treatment during the consultation before you sign the contract. Ask the doctor as many questions as possible and pay attention to the explanations for the services in the price list.

Where to get veneers in Hallandale Beach, Miami (FL)?

If you are interested in veneers in the area, we suggest visiting Svetlana Dental & Esthetic at 2100 E Hallandale Beach BLVD, Suite 309, Hallandale, FL 33009.

This is where Dr. Svetlana Anokhina works:

  • A certified specialist in orthodontic, orthopedic, and surgical treatment (with 25 years of experience).
  • She won America’s Best Dentists for three years (2019, 2020, 2021).
  • More than 1,000 patients have regained a healthy, beautiful smile and self-confidence with her help.

We tried to do everything to make the full set of veneers affordable for everyone who dreams of the Hollywood smile. For example, we have favorable financing programs. Don’t put off having the smile of your dreams!

How much does it cost to repair or replace veneers?

If a veneer is cracked or chipped, it cannot be repaired. There is no need for restoration because the ceramics are baked under special conditions and at high temperatures. It is not possible to perform such a procedure in a patient’s oral cavity.

In this case, you need a complete replacement of the veneer and placement of a new product, which will cost the same as the first time.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you follow all the recommendations of the dentist – 20 years or more. On average, 15 to 20 years.

Although lumineers are thinner and often placed without preparing the tooth enamel, they have several significant disadvantages. For example, because of their minimal thickness (0.2-0.3 mm), they cannot help with the heavily stained teeth and are more prone to chipping and cracking. In addition, they are limited in shades, unlike veneers, which have 20 shades. And the price of lumineers is 30% higher.

It is necessary:

  • To brush teeth as usual and avoid using pastes or cleaning products with a lot of coarse abrasives (they lead to microcracks which accumulate coloring substances) 
  • To avoid eating solid foods that can cause a veneer to chip
  • To avoid sudden temperature changes (drinking cold and then hot and vice versa) to avoid cracking the material 
  • To visit a dentist’s office for professional cleaning if pigmented plaque builds up.

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