Smile Consultation

If you’ve ever considered getting dental veneers, there are many options to consider. Veneers come in a range of materials which can affect many things. Dental veneers vary in cost depending on whether opting for porcelain or composite veneers. Here are some factors to consider if you’re wondering which material is right for you.

Porcelain Veneers Composite Veneers
✓ Thinnest, most natural-looking option ✓ Most cost effective option, at roughly $400/tooth
✓ Spares the most healthy tooth ✓ Made in-office so no waiting for lab times
✓ Longest-lasting and most durable ✓ Best option for people who need one or two veneers to cover problem teeth
✓ Best for people who need a full mouth of veneers ✖ Require more maintenance for chips and breaks over the long-term, may add up in cost
✓ Best option for people who have oversized teeth ✖ Not as refined as porcelain, may be thicker or less natural-looking
✓ Less prone to chipping
✖ More costly at roughly $1000+/tooth

Veneer Case Studies

Case Study 1:

Maria came to our Prahran East office because her friend had received composite veneers in Melbourne and was thrilled with the results. Maria had always had small, square teeth and wanted a smile full of big, natural-looking teeth. She had heard that porcelain veneers cost in Melbourne could be high.

Dr Helen gave her a comprehensive treatment plan with exact costs for composite and porcelain veneers so that Maria could make the best decision for herself. Dr Helen explained that because Maria wanted many veneers to increase the size of her teeth, composite veneers while initially less costly, would be much more prone to breakage and chipping and would most likely need to be replaced within a decade. Considering the cost of maintenance, Maria chose porcelain veneers.

Case Study 2:

Peter came to our office because he had a root canal treated tooth that was discoloured and heard that composite veneers in Melbourne were quick and cost-effective. He only wanted one veneer, but needed it quickly before his wedding and was worried it wouldn’t blend seamlessly with his other teeth. Dr Helen did a try-in with a composite veneer right in the office so he could see that the colour, shape, and size of the tooth could be exactly matched. Peter loved the look of the veneer, and it was cemented in quickly, with plenty of time left for his wedding.

Case Study 3:

Eloise had a small gap between her two front teeth that she despised her whole life. While her teeth were healthy, she wanted them to be aesthetically perfect. Straightening them would be a long and pricey option, and she was quoted $6,000.00 by another dentist to do braces to naturally straighten them. She’d heard cosmetic dentistry veneers in Melbourne were an option and could cover small gaps and look natural. Dr Helen gave her a quote for both porcelain and composite veneers as Eloise was a good candidate for either treatment. Eloise chose porcelain because they looked more natural and would be stronger as the front teeth are used for biting foods and fixed the gap instantly and for far less than teeth straightening treatment.