Are Porcelain Veneers Worth the Cost?

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Are Porcelain Veneers Worth the Cost?

Are your natural teeth a little less than perfect? Do you self-consciously hide your smile? Does discoloration, awkward gaps, and chipping keep you from socializing or smiling your best in pictures? Did you know that there are many people like you who wish they had a dazzling, healthy, and Instagram-able smile?

We have a solution that can end your worries. Porcelain veneers!

Dental Veneers are a wonderful tool to restore your beautiful smile and give you the confidence you have always needed. You might have heard about them, but exactly what are veneers? How much do veneers cost? Why get porcelain veneers? And are porcelain veneers worth the cost? Let’s find out.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin covers that fit the tooth to provide a natural-looking surface and camouflage cracks, chips, small teeth, gaps, and discoloration. These are only used for improving teeth that are still somewhat intact and not for those that are badly damaged or may require removal. The covering permanently attaches to the front of the tooth and helps with numerous cosmetic issues, including:

  • Spacing problems
  • Staining
  • Chipping
  • Old restorations
  • Narrow/uneven smile
  • Bite issues

Porcelain is high-quality, durable, and keeps the natural tooth healthy while helping to fix the problems mentioned above. Veneers make your smile appear symmetrical, and are usually placed along the top eight teeth.

Procedure and Results

If you are planning to get veneers, here is a look into how these work.

Before scheduling your veneer appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine the health of your teeth. She will identify the issues you are dealing with, as well as determine whether or not veneers would be suitable for you. Sometimes, for example, you might need (or at least could benefit from) Invisalign before applying veneers. Dr. Mitchell would also take an X-ray to check for any diseases or decay. If you need any procedures done immediately, those will be attended to first.

If you’re a good candidate for veneers, she will schedule another appointment to get your teeth sized for veneers. Then, she will get a mold of your dental structure and send it to a reliable lab so your veneers can be made in the precise shape for your needs.

It takes anywhere between a week and two for your veneers to arrive. Once your dentist receives them, you will be called for the application process. Finally, your dentist will apply the veneers, making any final adjustments that might be needed.


Once your veneers are applied, you should go for regular follow-up visits. These aren’t a temporary fix; once you have them on, they’ll be with you for years. So, during your follow-ups, your dentist will ensure the veneers are adhering to your teeth nicely and that your comfort isn’t compromised. You may want to stay away from biting hard objects and your nails, chewing hard foods, or grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding can be especially problematic. If you’re prone to grinding, we recommend using a nightguard so you don’t damage your new porcelain veneers!

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

Your costs can vary depending on the brand you choose, the type of veneer and the prep work needed for the procedure. To give you an idea, veneers can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 per tooth. For that price you get a great looking smile for 5-25 years depending on how well you take care of your veneers!

To better understand how much veneers will cost, schedule an appointment with Dr. Margaret Mitchell at (312) 642-1014.

A young woman with blond hair and blue eyes smiles as she points to her perfect white teeth while smiling. She's wearing a white sweater and has a white background.Are Porcelain Veneers Worth The Cost?

Your porcelain veneers may seem like a pricey investment. The procedure may seem overwhelming, and it can be a little painful as well. But the long term benefits you get with this cosmetic procedure generally outweigh the cost. They look and feel super natural and can easily fix minor cosmetic problems for your teeth. Dental veneers also require only a thin layer of your tooth enamel to be removed. These are stain-resistant, non-porous, and work better than your natural teeth.

Veneers only bond to the front portion of your tooth so the process is minimally invasive. They are also low maintenance and only require a little extra care. The result? You get a smile you can feel confident in for years to come. Veneers can make a huge difference to the quality of your life. Veneers are well worth the cost as you get to keep your confident smile for many years after getting them from an experienced dentist, like Dr. Margaret Mitchell.

Choosing the Right Dentist

To get a proper dental experience, you must partner with a dentist you trust. Read Dr. Mitchell’s online reviews, check out our Smile Gallery to see the quality of Dr. Mitchell’s work. Call us or visit us to determine if Dr. Mitchell is a good fit for you.

Get Your Porcelain Veneers from Mitchell Dental Spa Today

Did your dentist recommend you get porcelain dental veneers? If you are thinking of getting porcelain dental veneers in Chicago and still haven’t found the best dentist for your needs, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Mitchell Dental Spa. Call us at (312) 642-1014 to request an appointment.


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Call us at (312) 642-1014 or schedule an appointment online. We will answer any questions and concerns, and help you determine if veneers are right for you.

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