Veneers are wafer-thin coverings for the teeth. They are permanently attached to the front of your teeth for a more beautiful and natural smile. Dental veneers are often made of ceramic or composite material. You can treat an individual tooth or the full set of teeth.
Veneers’ cost depends on the material, the number of veneers you want to have, and some other factors.
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How much do veneers cost?
Veneers are usually applied in two sessions. With pre- and post-treatment consultations, the treatment usually comprises four to five sessions in total. How much the veneers cost depends mainly on the following points:
However, the prices of veneers are not only made by these factors. In addition, the costs for treatment vary depending on the location. In large cities like Berlin, Stuttgart or Dortmund, it is more expensive to get a Hollywood smile than in the countryside. However, it should be emphasised again at this point that every dentist can determine his or her prices individually. Every patient needs different treatment and therefore the price can vary from patient to patient, but the average cost of veneers is between 350 and 1000 euros per tooth.
Veneers do not only differ in terms of their prices, but also in their material and durability. Ceramic (or so-called porcelain) veneers are more stable than composite veneers. They are therefore particularly advised if you want to have several teeth treated. However, if you look for affordable veneers, composite veneers are a good option.
Although ceramic veneers also have to be replaced at some point, they last up to 20 years due to their high quality. However, ceramic does not always mean quality. The quality is related to the production and processing in the laboratory. There, dental technicians individually fit the veneers to the patient’s needs. The more highly qualified the dental technicians are, the higher the price.
Veneers-to-go are particularly cheap because they are standard veneers that are not customised to the patient. This type of veneer is not suitable for everyone and is only offered by some dentists.
Non-prep veneers (e.g. Lumineers) are characterised by their low thickness, which makes them look particularly natural. The actual tooth hardly needs pre-treatment, so the treatment itself can potentially be reversed. However, due to their thinness, they are not as durable and resilient as ceramic veneers.
A veneer costs 1.500 € per tooth. In our laboratory, the perfect veneers are individually fitted with the highest quality. In a total of five sessions, we take full care of your needs.
Veneers costs abroad
You can save costs when you have your treatment abroad (e.g. in Turkey). Often, organizers entice you with all-inclusive offers that already include all treatment and additional costs. At first glance, this is a good offer. However, you should be aware of the risks of treatment abroad.
The quality of the material and the treatment is much more important than the price of veneers. Pre-treatment and post-treatment consultations cannot be attended when the treatment is carried out abroad, which may cause negative consequences. There is a risk that these important aspects are neglected because there is not enough time for them. Of course, there are qualified doctors abroad, but finding them and getting a cheaper price with travel to and from the country can be a challenge, especially if you do not need a full set of veneers.
Furthermore, not only good doctors are important, but also good dental technicians. Dental technology from Germany enjoys a very good reputation internationally and stands for high quality. The “Made in Germany” quality is unfortunately not available for a cheap rate.
Advantages of treatment abroad
Disadvantages of treatment abroad
The German Dental Association (BZÄK) cannot provide any current studies on the quality of treatment abroad. Patients are therefore on their own and must assess the quality of dental treatment, including the materials used, by themselves with the help of comparison portals.
Do health insurance companies cover the costs of veneers?
Whether statutory health insurances cover the costs depends mainly on whether it is a medical necessity or the treatment is done for purely aesthetic reasons. In justified exceptional cases, partial or full coverage of the veneer treatment may be possible.
Reasons for coverage can be:
Nevertheless, these reasons are no guarantee for coverage if they can be treated just as well with a crown. Each health insurance company, therefore, checks individually whether there is a medical necessity or not.
However, after an individual consultation with supplementary insurance or as a private patient, there are some possibilities.
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