Because veneers are typically considered a cosmetic procedure, most insurance plans don't cover them, according to Lumineers; however, because every dental plan is different, patients must check with their particular insurance providers to determine if they are covered. Costing between $800 and $2000 per tooth, dental veneers are a substantial investment, especially when several teeth are needed. Financing is often available to help assist with the cost of veneers.
Once veneers are placed, it is not possible to revert back to the original teeth, and for this reason, replacement veneers are generally covered by insurance, according to the Premier Dental Center. Because the teeth are filed and shaped to fit into the veneers, replacing them is no longer considered cosmetic but instead a necessary procedure.
According to Legacy Dental, veneers typically last for 10 to 20 years when cared for properly. Taking about four weeks to complete from start to finish, the process begins by making models and impressions and finishes with fitting and bonding the veneers into the mouth. Completed without anesthetic, the process of fitting and applying veneers is virtually pain-free although sedation is available if preferred by the patient.