Cost of Dental Bonding vs. Veneers
One of the biggest differences between these two procedures is the cost of dental bonding vs. veneers. But how big is the difference? It’s hard to talk about the difference in cost for your case without knowing the specifics, but we can lay out some general guidelines.
RealSelf is a website that collects information from patients and doctors about cosmetic procedures, including the cost. It’s a good, neutral place to look for cost data. According to RealSelf, the average cost of a dental bonding procedure is $775, while the average cost of a veneers procedure is $6700.
However, this doesn’t tell the full story of the cost of dental bonding vs. veneers because we have to account for the average number of teeth treated. With dental bonding, people are more likely to treat fewer teeth–one or two teeth is normal–while with veneers, it is more typical to treat 4-12 teeth, sometimes even more! Another factor to consider is that sometimes bonding is used for a very small problem, while veneers will cover the entire front of the tooth. That’s why you see cost figures for bonding as low as $25.
Making an apples-to-apples comparison of the cost of dental bonding vs. veneers, you can expect to pay $300-$600 per tooth for bonding and $500-$3500 per tooth for veneers. The wide range in veneer cost reflects the range in veneer quality. It’s very much a “get what you pay for” situation. Not everyone needs the most expensive veneers, but you want to make sure you’re getting a veneer you will be happy with.