Cost of Veneers in San Diego

Have you been dreaming of that perfect smile that will boost your confidence and make you shine?

Do you have chipped or stained teeth, or perhaps a gap, or overcrowding of your teeth that makes you uncomfortable when you smile? Veneers and Lumineers can help you gain that confident smile back.

Dental Veneers Before After San Diego
Before and After Veneers

Many people have asked us what the main differences are between porcelain veneers and Lumineers, but most importantly many want to know what the average cost differences are between the two. To help you make a better decision we outline the differences between the two, including cost and price.

Average Cost of Lumineers and Veneers in San Diego:

  • Starting price is generally $1,100 per tooth
  • Lumineers can be slightly more expensive than veneers
At Brite Smile Dental we offer slightly lower costs. The following pricing and cost numbers are general estimates and can vary by case depending on the specific needs of individual patients. Give us a call to speak with a dentist who can provide you with a more exact cost for your case.
Brite Smile Veneers Application Picture Before
Porcelain Before Veneers by Brite Smile
Brite Smile Veneers Application Picture After
After Porcelain Veneers by Brite Smile
Brite Smile Dental Veneer and Lumineer Average Cost:
  • $900 per tooth for 6 veneers and up.
  • $950 per tooth up to 5 veneers.
  • $1000 per tooth for 2 veneers.
(Complimentary teeth whitening in the office chair side when 6 or more veneers are done)


Who is a good candidate for Lumineers or porcelain veneers? And which is best for you? 


Many people often turn to porcelain veneers or Lumineers in hopes of correcting a variety of problems they suffer from, which include teeth discoloration and stains, gaps, spaces (crowding), and broken or chipped teeth.  Although both serve to cover up and correct similar problems with the teeth, the eligibilities vary for the two treatments.

Porcelain Veneers:

  • Can be applied to almost any patient


  • Not all patients are eligible; consultation is required
  • Generally better for cases with smaller gaps betwen the teeth, and less teeth dicoloration
Physical/Structural Differences:


There are several distinct structural differences between the two. Porcelain veneers are slightly thicker and made of all porcelain material therefore making them stronger. On cases that require significant change, porcelain veneers provide the dentist with the best opportunity to improve the look of the teeth and create the perfect  smile.  Also, once applied, the patient cannot remove the veneers and go back to their original tooth.

In comparison, Lumineers  are much thinner and best suited for milder cases. Because Lumineers are thinner they are not as well suited for cases where there is heavy discoloration or overcrowding, or large gaps. However unlike Veneers, Lumineers can be easily removed and the patient can go back to his or her natural tooth as it was prior to application.


Preparation/Application process differences: 

One of the primary differences between Veneers and Lumineers is the preparation and application processes of the two.

Veneer Process:

    • Veneer treatments require prepping of the teeth and the amount of preparation depends on each case. Porcelain veneers require the shaving of the outward face of the tooth for the majority of the cases.
      • The overall process generally takes three visits; the first visit is the consultation and exam, the second visit is often where the reshaping of teeth and preparation of the front surfaces of the teeth are made, and on the final visit the new veneers are fitted and cemented permanently in place on the teeth.
Lumineer Process:


  • Lumineer treatments are usually done within two visits and the process is very simple and easy because numbing and alteration of teeth is not necessary. However, as mentioned earlier, Lumineers can only be done on certain individuals. The first visit is a ½ hour consultation where impressions are made based on the patients’ teeth which are then used to make new Lumineers. The final visit is slightly longer, and is where the Lumineers are fitted and placed on the teeth. Patients do have an option to see a mockup of the Lumineers prior to application.
Durability and Longevity Differences:


Although both processes produce similar results, due to their differences in material and structure, the longevity of veneers and Lumineers differ. Because of the thicker and more durable structure of porcelain veneers, they can last up to 25 or more years , versus Lumineers which last approximately 10 years primarily due to the thinness and softer material that is used.


 Your Decision

If you are in the San Diego area and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office for a consultation with a professional who can help you decide between Veeners or Lumineers. Boost your confidence and get that perfect smile you’ve always been dreaming of!

At Brite Smile Dental we specialize in cosmetic dentistry and can create your perfect smile. For a limited time, we are offering veneers as low as $900 per tooth.