A survey of more than 1000 people found that 43% of Brits want to improve their teeth – with veneers at the top of the wish list.
But wanting is not the same thing as getting. And it seems that for many people, concern over how much veneers cost is holding them back from treatment.
With a picture-perfect smile the latest essential accessory for celebrities and influencers, it’s no great surprise many people fear being priced out of the equation.
Don’t let money worries put you off.
At The Harley Street Smile Clinic, we believe everyone deserves a perfect smile. Fully committed to making all our cosmetic dental procedures as affordable as possible, we think you’ll be surprised at just how affordable veneers can be.
How much do veneers cost?
Okay, so there’s no point in us pretending that veneers are cheap – they’re not.
But they’re also not as ridiculous – or exclusive – as prices can first appear.
- Porcelain veneers are widely regarded as the crème de la crème of veneer treatment, and at The Smile Clinic prices start from £895 per tooth. (4 veneers at £1195 per tooth, 6-14 at £995 per tooth, 15+ at £895 per tooth).
- Composite veneers are a cheaper alternative at £495 per tooth – but this needs to be considered against their longevity. Composite veneers are only expected to last between 2-5 years, a fraction of the lifespan expected from porcelain veneers.
Done professionally, porcelain veneers should last for many years (we offer a 5-year guarantee but expect our treatment to last upwards of 15 years).
On average, for a balanced and natural smile, it’s usually recommended to have between four and ten veneers. It’s important to remember though, that there’s no set number of veneers you have to have – which gives you more control over the cost.
How many veneers you need depends on the look you’re trying to achieve and what the key concern is about your smile.
For example, if all your teeth overlap or you have an overly gummy smile, you may need a full set of veneers. On the other hand, if it’s just one broken tooth spoiling the appearance of your smile, a single veneer may be all you need.
At The Smile Clinic, we generally place a minimum of four veneers. But before you faint, let’s do the maths.
Four porcelain veneers over 15 years works out at just £26.55 per month – that’s only 88p per day! Way cheaper than your daily coffee hit and money far better spent.
How can I pay for veneers?
In the UK, cosmetic dentistry is only available under the NHS if there’s a proven clinical need. This leaves anyone looking to improve their smile for cosmetic reasons (which is a large percentage of people) left paying for treatment out of their own pocket – and it doesn’t come cheap.
Yes, if you break down how much quality veneers cost and how long professional treatment can last, the price soon becomes less eye-watering. But we completely understand that, for many people, this is still a huge outlay.
For this reason, we offer veneers on finance. You can spread the cost of treatment over anything from six months to five years, with options for interest-free repayments over two years.
- View our finance calculator to find out more.
Beware of cheap veneers
You absolutely should shop around for the best value for money and seek recommendations (check out our reviews), but you also need to be wary of any veneer costs that sound too good to be true.
Over recent years, there’s been an increase in UK residents travelling abroad for seemingly cheap veneer treatment – with shocking consequences. Read our blog warning against the lure of cheap veneer treatment in Turkey for more on this.
Suffice to say, not every cosmetic dentistry clinic abroad will have the standards, skills or qualifications required to perform safe cosmetic dental treatments. Nor will you be covered under UK law to claim medical negligence should things go wrong. Which could leave you spending way more than the initial UK veneers cost that put you off.
Talk to the team
Don’t worry about how much veneers cost before you’ve spoken to the professionals.
It’s important to understand exactly what you’re paying for, and the best way to get an accurate idea of price is to take advantage of a free e-consultation with our team.
We’ll study your smile in detail and talk through all the options available to you. We also offer a free smile simulation (so you can see exactly what results to expect for your money).
That way, you can make an informed choice that’s right for you, your smile – and your budget!