How much do veneers cost in London?
May 22, 2023
Are you unhappy with your teeth and searching for veneers in London to correct their appearance?
Increasingly popular with patients across the world, dental veneers provide thin, custom mouldings that improve the appearance and balance of individual teeth and the overall smile.
Designed to improve perceived imperfections such as chipped, stained, gapping, misshapen, or crooked teeth while supporting the integrity of the tooth itself, veneers are much less invasive than alternatives such as crowns and dental implants.
So, how much will dental veneers cost in London?
How are veneer prices generated?
As with many general and cosmetic dental treatments, to get a true understanding of the price, you are likely to need to come in for a consultation with a dental professional.
It’s that simple.
But this isn’t because dental professionals are looking to trick or bamboozle you, quite the opposite. Any estimated price generated without consultation is likely to be vastly underestimated and is likely to include further costs later down the line.
Coming in for a consultation, although an extra hour of your life you would probably rather skip if you could, will give you a true, accurate idea of veneer cost in London – without any obligation to go forward with veneer treatment at that clinic.
During a consultation, your dental clinician will examine your teeth and discuss several factors with you, all of which will go on to influence the final cost. These factors include:
- If the teeth need treatment before veneer preparation
- The type of veneer you would like
- The number of veneers you would prefer
- How experienced your dental professional is
If the teeth need extra treatments before preparation
Although dental veneers are ideal for correcting cosmetic imperfections in teeth, the teeth must be healthy before veneers can be fitted.
Fitting veneers over unhealthy teeth can result in veneer failure or the inability to adhere veneers, so any pre-existing dental conditions must be treated – including:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease or periodontitis
- Root canal infections
If you have any of these pre-existing conditions, the cost of your veneer treatment will likely include this treatment.
The type of veneer you choose
As with all things, the type of veneer you choose will impact the cost of your treatment.
The main difference in veneer types is the materials they are crafted from, which in turn affects how the veneers will last.
Here at LDDC, you can choose from:
- Lumineers™ – made from Cerinate porcelain that generally has a shorter lifetime than porcelain laminate veneers.
- Porcelain laminate veneers – constructed from porcelain laminate that can last for 10-20 years or more.
- Zirconia Zeneers™ – crafted from zirconia oxide which is expected to last 10-20 years or more.
The number of veneers you need
Along with the type of veneer chosen, the number of veneers you opt for will also increase the prospective price.
Generally, as veneers in London are cosmetic solutions, they are used to cover either single teeth or the social six – the six upper front teeth that are visible when people smile and chat.
Covering all of the teeth, specifically when they are not seen, would be incredibly expensive, ill-advised, and, truthfully, a bit of a waste. If you are considering replacing all of your teeth thanks to functionality problems, for example, from lost or failing teeth, crowns and dental implants are a much better option.
Experience level of dentists
The final factor that can affect the cost of your treatment is the experience level of the dental professional who is in carrying out the treatment.
Yes, it is possible to receive cheaper or even free dentistry from an emergency hospital or training university, but this is because of the increased time and patience needed to allow trainee dentists to carry out the task and have their work observed and checked.
Choosing a practice that employs experienced, trusted dentists means paying for that experience and care level – so this is worth bearing in mind too.
At LDDC, our lead dentist, Dr Mervyn Druian, has over 35 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and was the first UK dentist to introduce the practice of porcelain cosmetic veneers – giving him many years of experience and a unique insight into fitting dental veneers in London for all kinds of patients.
Dental veneer costs at LCCD
As explored above, it is nearly impossible for our dental team to provide an accurate quote for veneer cost in London without seeing the patient in the chair.
However, if you book a specialist consultation with Dr Druian – the dental veneer pioneer of the UK – we can give you a detailed, bespoke, veneer treatment plan that includes accurate costings.