Dental crowns, or caps, vary widely in price depending on the material used, the location of the crown and the complexity of the procedure. Veneers have more standardised rates which depend on whether the patient chooses traditional veneers or Lumineers.
About Cosmetic Dentistry reports that crowns cost between £390 to £2,015 per tooth. Crowns made of porcelain fused with metal costs the least at £377 to £559, while gold crowns cost £390 to £682. Pure porcelain or resin cost the most owing to the higher level of skill needed for placement.
Traditional veneers have a thickness of 0.5mm and cost £325 to £715. The brand Lumineers produces dental veneers 0.2mm to 0.3mm thick, and these cost slightly more on average -- £455 to £845.
The cost of either crowns and veneers should include two dental visits. However, other treatment may result in additional fees such as temporary veneers, initial appointments at £42 to £66 and X-rays at £8 to £87, according to Braces Info.
Dental insurance seldom covers the cost of veneers. According to About Cosmetic Dentistry, insurance covers some of the cost of crowns only when needed for medical reasons.
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