How much
do veneers cost?

Cutting the cost of veneers

How much do veneers cost?
It depends on whether you have a dental discount plan.

If stained or cracked teeth make you self-conscious about your smile, you may have considered dental veneers. Veneers can transform your teeth, but they can also bust your budget—applying a veneer to just one tooth can run more than $1,000, and insurance seldom covers the cost.

A DentalSave membership can cut the cost of veneers by nearly half, putting the treatment within reach. Read on to learn about veneers, how much they cost, and how you can save.

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers are extremely thin shells made from porcelain or resin composite materials designed to cover the front of your teeth. They can make your teeth whiter or change their shape, mostly to improve appearance.

Veneers can correct different kinds of problems, including discoloration, wear, chipping, or alignment. For example, some people get veneers to cover stains produced by tetracycline or other medications. Others get veneers to fill chips, cracks, or craters in a tooth’s surface.

The material of a veneer affects its performance and costs. Resin composite veneers tend to be cheaper, but are more vulnerable to staining. Porcelain veneers are more expensive and look slightly more like real teeth.

How are veneers applied?

Veneers are extremely thin shells made from porcelain or resin composite materials designed to cover the front of your teeth. They can make your teeth whiter or change their shape, mostly to improve appearance.

Veneers can correct different kinds of problems, including discoloration, wear, chipping, or alignment. For example, some people get veneers to cover stains produced by tetracycline or other medications. Others get veneers to fill chips, cracks, or craters in a tooth’s surface.

The material of a veneer affects its performance and costs. Resin composite veneers tend to be cheaper, but are more vulnerable to staining. Porcelain veneers are more expensive and look slightly more like real teeth.

How much do veneers cost?

Veneers aren’t cheap. Though prices vary depending on where you live and the exact treatment you need, standard costs are $1,000 or more per tooth for porcelain veneers, and a few hundred dollars less for resin composite veneers.

Traditional dental insurance seldom covers veneers—they’re generally considered cosmetic enhancements, mostly for looks. Even if your insurance picks up part of the cost, the low annual benefit caps of most insurance plans likely will leave you paying most expenses out of pocket.

How can I find a better deal?

Fortunately, there’s a way to slash the price tag on veneers and end up with a better, brighter smile.

DentalSave offers members access to discount rates for veneers and other services from leading dentists nationwide. It works like this: You pay an annual membership fee of $99 for an individual ($165 for a couple, $199 for a family of three or more) and immediately start saving 25-50 percent on dental care.

Take a look at how DentalSave can cut your costs for veneers:

Treatment Regular cost DentalSave cost Savings
Labial veneer (resin laminate) $667 $367 $300
Labial veneer (porcelain laminate) $1,191 $655 $526

DentalSave provides great bargains on routine dental care, too—in many cases, membership pays for itself in just one regular dental visit:

Procedure Regular cost DentalSave cost Savings
Periodic oral evaluation $52 $28.50 $23.50
X-rays, including bitewings $137 $75.50 $61.50
Adult cleaning $93 $51 $42

That’s a total savings of $127 for a routine exam and cleaning. What’s more, DentalSave also gets you discounts on vision care, hearing care, and prescription drugs at no additional charge.

Where do I find a dentist?

Our dentist search tools can guide you to a participating DentalSave dentist in your community (or let you check whether your current dentist takes DentalSave).

The DentalSave network includes some of the best dentists in the business, all state certified, fully insured, and reviewed by our members. They sign on with DentalSave because it’s smart business—they connect with our thousands of members, fill available appointments, and get paid directly, cutting out all the paperwork required by insurance companies.

Some dentists take both DentalSave and traditional insurance, potentially saving you even more. Ask at your dentist’s office.

How do I get started?

Only you can decide whether DentalSave is right for you. If you’re thinking about veneers and want to cut your costs, crunch the numbers and see what you might save.

Once you decide to join, it takes just a few minutes to sign up. Take the next step now and start saving right away.