Veneers are a popular dental solution used to address both cosmetic dentistry needs and some dental health issues. The cost of a set of veneers will vary depending on the type of treatment you require, and which dental practice you visit. The skill and experience level of the dentist and dental technicians will also affect the final amount you pay for a full set of veneers.
What is a full set of veneers?
Generally, a full set could be anything from 8-20 dental veneers. This kind of dental restoration is designed to be a cosmetic solution rather than a structural one, and so the veneers are only used on the teeth visible. A full set of veneers may not always be required, as they are usually only used to cover teeth that have visible imperfections or are out of alignment.
At Bespoke Smile, Dr Sam has trained all of our clinical team in a mindset of ‘minimal invasion’ as part of his Hand-Made Trial Smile technique. This means we will not treat more teeth than needed, and always seek to have the maximum impact with each veneer placed. This tends to support a reduction in cost whilst also protecting the health of the natural teeth.
A full set is recommended if you have imperfections covering the majority or all of the teeth visible in the smile. Sometimes a full set of veneers is also needed if adjusting for health factors such as bite or teeth with the impacts of wear or grinding.
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of a full set of veneers largely depends on the material used to make them and the technique used. Porcelain veneers are usually more costly than the composite veneer alternative, as they visually appear more authentic when compared with natural teeth. The material of porcelain is also more expensive than alternatives and requires the use of advanced lab technicians who perfectly create the veneer to match the exact design of the dentist. Porcelain veneers also last longer, typically between ten to twenty years, while composite veneers may only last up to five years. There are many types of veneers available, depending on your exact needs, the materials used, the complexity of the work and the capability of the dentist will all impact the price.
Most dentists will charge for teeth veneers individually, with the dental guide stating that composite veneers can cost from £150 to £400, while porcelain veneers come in at around £800 to £2000 per tooth.
How much does a full set of veneers cost on the NHS?
Veneers are typically used for cosmetic or non-essential reasons and therefore very few NHS dental practices offer them. They are a ‘Band 3’ treatment and some forms of veneers are used for health or functional reasons within the NHS.
This will typically be for composite veneers which is a lower quality material and can be for around £300 per tooth. If veneers are completed privately there is a significant range in price from £500 to £2000.
How much are a full set of veneers in the UK?
The cost of teeth veneers in the UK can change depending on where in the country you live. For example, the cost of dental veneers will likely be higher in London than in other areas of the country. Cosmetic dentistry costs can also be affected by how much the laboratory which makes the veneers charges for materials and labour. It is likely that the higher the quality of materials used to make the veneers, the higher the cost for them will be.
Based on the cost per tooth, a set of eight veneers will cost around £4000-£16000 from a private dentist.
Why get dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a simple and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile or enhance your teeth by targeting any particular dental issues. Although they can be costly, you can easily set up a payment plan with us to help you afford the investment.
One of our Bespoke Smile dentists can help you pick the right type of veneer by taking you through a thorough assessment and analysis – you’ll soon be on your way to improved appearance and confidence, with little maintenance!