Veneers: Types, Costs and Potential Risks

Veneers: Types, Costs and Potential Risks

Discolored and worn down teeth can make you conscious of your smile. Dental veneers are wafer-thin films that cover the surface of your teeth. The aim of veneers is to better the appearance of teeth and make them look more aesthetically pleasing.  

By being placed over your teeth, veneers are able to change the shape, color and length of your teeth, and ultimately give you a beautiful smile!

If you’re considering buying dental veneers, read on to find out about the different kinds of veneers, their costs and their potential risks.

Types of Dental Veneers, and Their Costs

There are two main kinds of veneers that your orthodontist will provide you with.

Composite Veneers

If you’re opting to get these veneers, chances are you’ll have to visit your dentist just once. They can manufacture these veneers in the dental clinic and apply them directly to your teeth. You will not have to wait very long for them. Apart from this, the overall procedure is minimally invasive. Composite veneers can cost you approximately $250-$1,500 per tooth.

Porcelain Veneers

While porcelain veneers serve the exact same function as composite veneers, the difference is that they are manufactured in a laboratory. They are easy to fit, and cement onto the tooth’s surface.

Unlike composite veneers, they take more than one visit; two, to be precise. During the first appointment, the dentist takes impressions of the teeth and creates a mold. During the second appointment these veneers will be fitted to your teeth. Traditional porcelain veneers cost approximately $925 to $2,500 per tooth.

Potential Risks

Since this isn’t a medical procedure but a cosmetic one, there aren’t any major risks posed by this procedure. Here are a few complications that can come about if proper care is not taken by the doctor while applying veneers or by you during aftercare.

  • Breakage or loss of veneer
  • Tooth infection
  • Potential tooth sensitivity if the dentist removes your enamel during the procedure

If you’re looking for a dental clinic that can help you achieve the perfect smile, then come to Bethesda Dental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. We specialize in providing our patients with beautiful smiles.

Not only do we provide veneer services but also provide services in dental cleaning, dental implants, and dental bridges among others.

Call us at (301) 654-1887 or schedule an appointment online.


(301) 654-1887

Call us today!