Dental veneers are thin covers or shells that are bonded to the front of your existing teeth to change the size and the shade of your teeth. They are carefully crafted to match the size, shape, and color of an ideal tooth and can be used to address dental issues such as:
● A cracked, fractured, or chipped tooth
● Yellow or discolored teeth that don’t respond to whitening
● Small or misshaped teeth
● Gaps in teeth
● Crooked tooth or teeth
Porcelain Veneers versus Composite Veneers
Porcelain veneers are strong shells of porcelain that are bonded over your tooth. Porcelain veneers are made in a specialized lab and therefore require a minimum of 2 visits for the procedure two weeks apart.
The dentist slightly shaves the front of the tooth to fit the porcelain veneers. In between the two appointments, the patient will be fitted with a temporary set of veneers. The advantage of porcelain is their durability, they never change color and do not show future surface changes. A set of 6-8 veneers is usually needed to create the perfect look.
The disadvantage is the price of porcelain veneers which is between $1500-$2000.
Composite veneers are made of a tooth-colored composite resin that is directly bonded to the tooth’s surface and is done in the same appointment. It can be done to one tooth only or a few teeth. The dentist will choose the correct shade resin and bonding it to cover up imperfections. but it may show slight future surface changes with time, hence yearly maintenance dental visits are required.
Composite veneers are also very durable. The benefits are: very conservative treatment, do not require tooth shaving, they are cost-efficient and can be completed in only one visit with no injections and no removing any tooth structure. In the future, the patient if wishes and replace it with porcelain veneers but not vice versa. If done by an experienced dentist can look very natural and beautiful.
Please refer to the smile gallery of Dr. Sigal Jacobson’s work.
Uveneer is an Australian invention, created by our dentist Dr. Sigal Jacobson, as an innovative way to create direct composite veneers that correct cracked, gapped, chipped, discoloured, and missing teeth. Uveneer template system is used by thousands of dental clinics all around the globe and is a tool for the dentist to creates high-end precise aesthetic composite veneers with a finish that is superior to the free hand-made composite veneers. Not only is the finished result beautiful, but it also cuts the treatment time down considerably.
Dr. Jacobson boasts that the treatment is so fast that it takes the same amount of time as applying a set of acrylic nails at the salon. The Uveneers are durable, natural-looking, and do not require the removal of a healthy tooth structure.
Please refer to the cases done by Dr. Sigal Jacobson.
So, How Much do Dental Veneers Cost?
The most accurate way to get an idea of the price of dental veneers is to have an assessment and treatment plan drawn up by your dentist. Everyone’s procedures and needs are different so to get an accurate cost of dental veneers, you’ll need an assessment.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers because the placement of porcelain requires more visits, lab expenses, etc. Porcelain veneers cost between $1500-$2000 per tooth and will require a full set so that all your teeth match.
Composite veneers and Uveneer cost between $500-$1000 per tooth and allow you to just have individual teeth treated and matched to your original teeth
Both porcelain and composite veneers are covered by private health insurance.
Contact Your Trusted Cosmetic Dentist in Melbourne
For more information, book a consultation with Dr. Sigal Jacobson, cosmetic dentist in Melbourne and the inventor of the Uveneer system, at Jacobson Dental Group. Interest-free payment plans are available. Call (03) 8525 3875 or request an appointment online.