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How Many Veneers Do You Really Need?

How Many Veneers is a Full Set? Answer: A full mouth of veneers typically involves placing veneers on six (social...

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How Many Veneers is a Full Set?

Answer: A full mouth of veneers typically involves placing veneers on six (social smile) or eight teeth per jaw, which means you could have up to 16 veneers. Veneers are really only placed on the visible portion of your smile, as opposed to the entire arch, as the back teeth are not visible when you smile or talk and are primarily used for eating. And as molars exert strong biting forces, there’s always a greater risk of damage to the veneer.

You might not always need a full set

Some cosmetic dentists might tell you you could have a full mouth of veneers. Now, typically, a full mouth of veneers is usually between 6 and 8 teeth, depending on how wide and broad your smile is. The number of veneers you require also depends on your case.

Patients get veneers for different reasons. If, for example, you want to get veneers because you have two gapped teeth but don’t want to use braces, you’ll only require two veneers, but you might want more to get the celebrity look.

Combining treatments to save money

In some instances, when getting a smile makeover, you could combine several cosmetic treatments (some more affordable than veneers) to get the smile you really want.

For example, we could bond veneers to particularly problematic teeth. But for others with minor imperfections, we could use composite bonding or tooth contouring to reshape and resize the teeth to make them more even and then tooth whitening to ensure they all match in colour.

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You’ll really know how many you need with a consultation

The answer to how many veneers you’ll need will be answered only with a consultation, where we can ask you a set of questions, learn about your treatment goals and then recommend a treatment plan to get you there. Book a consultation for veneers at our London clinic here, or learn more about our experience with the procedure.

Free consultations will also take into account your budget. Talking of a budget…

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How much for a full set of veneers?

Now, this answer will depend on the type of veneers you choose:

  • Composite veneers are cheaper, can be applied in a single appointment, are non-permanent, involve no drilling, injections or shaving, and last only 5 and 7 years.
  • Porcelain veneers are the most expensive because they last the longest (up to 15 years or more) and are the most natural-looking but require slight etching for the veneer to be permanently bonded to teeth.

Read: Composite Veneers Vs Porcelain Veneers.

Both types of veneers use dental finance (either 0% over 12 months or interest-bearing terms over 24, 36, 48 and 60 months). To give you a rough indication of the cost, we’ll also detail the monthly price of veneers for both types in the tables below:

Cost of a full smile of composite veneers:

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Cost of a full smile of porcelain veneers:

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