Why do Veneers cost what they do?
An Unbiased Veneers Price Comparison to Save you Money in 2019



In this article we’re going to answer the question, how much do veneers cost?  There isn’t always a simple answer but we are dentists and have your best interests at heart.  We’re going to be as upfront and open about our prices as we can be.  At Smileworks we’re really proud of our prices because you get the best quality treatment for a reasonable price that you can afford.  This is an article about the cost of veneers.  If you want to know about veneers in general then take a look at our main veneers page.



Getting a consultation is important if you’re thinking about getting veneers.  And I know what you’re thinking;  ‘you just want me to come into the practice so you can sell me stuff, right?’  Or you may be thinking ‘you don’t want to give me the price because you don’t want to scare me.  Because it’s going to be astronomical!’  Well neither are true.



The importance of a consultation

We’re going to give you all the prices in this article and I promise you they’re not at all scary.  If you’re someone who cares about the way they look and you value what we do here then the prices are not going to frighten you at all.  The reasons you need to come in for a consultation are nothing to do with the price really.  They are more to do with which type of veneers you choose and whether veneers are even the right treatment for you.  It’s very difficult to answer these questions over the phone or in a blog.  But we’ll try our best to do so here. So read on.  Here are the real reasons you need to come in:


You might not even need veneers!

You’d be amazed how many patients we see who think they need veneers.  Patients who come in and realise there are actually much simpler (and cheaper) ways to fix their aesthetic problems.  To give you an example, some people have been told by their dentist that their teeth cannot be whitened with professional teeth whitening.  They’ve been told that they will need veneers.  This might be the case but did you know that there are special types of whitening procedures called ‘internal bleaching’ that can whiten even non-vital, grey teeth?  Also you might be much better off with solutions that are more functional than aesthetic such as dental crowns and a dental bridge if there is significant damage to the teeth.



So plenty of people come to us thinking they need to spend thousands on veneers when in fact a simple teeth whitening treatment can change their entire smile for the better.  So telling someone they need to spend £4,500 when in fact they need only spend £400 is just silly.



And we care about you and hate for you to go through life thinking, “I need veneers to make my life better but I can’t afford them” when in fact you can afford the right treatment that will improve your smile and fill you with confidencee and bring you happiness.  It’s important to remember that you don’t want veneers.  Nobody wants veneers.  What you want is a beautiful smile, confidence, status amongst your peers and most of all happiness.  And there are plenty of dental treatments out there that are significantly less costly that can bring you all of those things – and more.



So this is the first reason that you need to make an appointment with your dentist.  You might not actually need what you think you need.  The dentist is the only person who can do the proper diagnostics to tell you precisely what you need to make your smile beautiful.  Other less invasive alternatives to veneers is Invisalign® treatment.  See our main page by following the links.  We also have a specific article about the costs of Invisalign® and invisible braces.  You can read that here: Invisalign Cost.


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There are lots of different types of veneers

The other reason you need to book an appointment is that there are tons of different types of veneers – and we need to speak to you about which ones might be right for you.


Again, you can’t really decide this – unless you come for one of our award-winning consultations. The information you receive from our team will change everything you know about veneers and make you feel smart – and possibly change your world for the better.

There are many different types of veneers and they all cost different amounts of money.  We often tell people that veneers will cost you as mush as you want them to – within reason.  You can get Ferrari veneers or you can get ford veneers.  Composite resin or a fulll smile makeover.  The choice is absolutely yours and our talented cosmetic dentists will guide you through the process of choosing the right fit based on your needs.


Smile Makeover Consultation with Dr Rowland-Warmann BSc BDS (Manc) MSc Aes.Med. (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) GDC: 178642


Ferraris and Fords aside, you will see people walking around Liverpool with the equivalent of third-hand souped up Vauxhall Astra veneers.  You know the dreadful toilet-bowl white, massively conspicuous ridiculously white teeth.  Well we don’t do those here at Smileworks.  This is a caring, responsible  and sensible environment and we won’t put dreadful veneers in your mouth no matter how much you pay us.



As well as different costs for each type of veneer there is also the amount of work to think about.  If you only want one veneer then that’s obviously going to be less expensive than the cost of a full set.  What’s more; the state that your original teeth are in is going to affect things as is the difference between new veneers or replacing existing ones.



So once you’ve come in for your consultation and your dentist has helped you decide what veneers to choose, here’s the range of costs that you’ll get here at Smileworks.  And maybe even get a result like this:


composite veneer before and after

The Appointment

This is a really exciting experience and one that our patinets talk about alot in our reviews.  We do the most comprehensive assessment with lots of photos, diagnostics and finding out everything we can about your smile and how to improve it.


  1. You fill out some forms
  2. We speak to you for usually about an hour about what is the best treatment plan for you
  3. We print it off and vive it to you in a nice folder to take away.
  4. You may have diagnostics or x-rays.  All painless (and sometimes even fun because you can learn about your mouth in ways you never imagined.  And it’s not ever as bad as you think it is!
  5. You leave happy, better informed and ready to choose what’s right for you.


Performing tests and diagnostics
More complicated diagnostics and x-rays are included in your consultation fee of just £50. Not bad considering the machinery and experts time usually adds up to easily £100,000 or more!


Taking some professional digital photos with our SLR high definition clinical cameras – you’ll already feel like a movie-star!


Costs of Veneers in the UK – broken down

Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain because they’re sculpted from special composite resin in a single visit to the dentist. This is different from two or three visits and the expensive lab-work required for porcelain.



Composites cost between £200-500 per tooth and last 5-10 years.  Porcelain are £650-1000 per tooth and last 10-25 years.




Composite veneers are the veneers that are made out of a paste that hardens and is polished by your dentist.  Not every dentist does composite veneers because they are as much art as science.   Here at Smileworks we use a fabulous product called Renamel® that produces lifelike, beautifully translucent results.  But you don’t have to get Renamel if you don’t want to.  We have other materials that are good for different reasons.


Composite veneers will set you back between £150-£200 per tooth.  This is quite a bit cheaper than their porcelain counterparts for good reason.  Porcelain veneers are not made by us.  They are made by our master ceramist in his fancy laboratory.  So everything is done in house with composite veneers so they are less expensive.  This doesn’t mean they are less good.  In fact that’s far from the truth.  If you have cosmetic problems that need fixing and your teeth are not badly damaged or worn then composite veneers are the veneer of choice.  Whether they will cost £150 or £200 depends on the size of the teeth.  Smaller tooth surfaces take up less composite and take our dentists and therapists less time.  So they are less expensive – and the beautiful results speak for themselves…

Before and after 6

How much for a porcelain veneer?

Porcelain veneers cost between £650-£950 per tooth.  They are three times the price of composite veneers but are often not three times better looking.  The reason that they are more expensive is that they are made in a lab by a ceramist.  He has his own tools, his own office and his own stuff which he (or she – ours happens to be a he) uses to craft beautifully translucent restorations.  Making veneers is pure talent and we use a great lab who gets us the best results.  The difference in cost is simply that we have to pay him to do his work and this is factored into the cost that you pay.

So whether your veneers are EMAX or feldspathic porcelain, they are made by someone else and that’s why they cost more.  EMAX is super lifelike and porcelain is super strong, that’s the only difference really.  Whether you get one or the other will be determined by your case, the colour of the teeth underneath, the presence of any factors that would require a specific material (e.g. tooth grinding) and of course your preference.


The price of new vs replacement veneers?

New veneers must be critically evaluated.  We work very hard to make sure that they are the right choice for our patients.  A mouth full of porcelain veneers may be great if you are older, or your teeth are very damaged, or your old set needs replacing.  However for younger people, a new set of veneers means a lifetime investment.  the average set of 6 front veneers in the lifetime of a 20-something year old can be considerable.  Veneers need to be replaced about three times (every 15-25 years so the full lifetime investment is around £20,000.  This allows root canals when teeth flare up and any common problems associated with veneers.


In addition you may need to replace your veneers with implants as you get older and this can lead to a significant investment.  For our younger patients, prepress veneers or composite veneers cost less and are a much better option because they do little to no damage to the underlying teeth.



What if I need a full set?

A full set of veneers costs between £3,600 and £10,000.  How did we work this out?  Well six teeth is usually £3,600.  So if you want your ‘social six’ replacing with veneers then this will be the rough cost.  But consider with a full mouth of veneers there are always things like root canals, periodontal appointments and other work that may need doing that can increase the price by 10% or so.


8 veneers cost around £4,800, 10 costs £6,000 and more than ten will be £10,000 plus.  There is a range of prices because you might need a combination of veneers and crowns.  Also when you place veneers there is always the risk of damage to the underlying tooth.  This can mean root canals which increase the cost.  You may also want additional cosmetic treatments.  Crown lengthening is a great cosmetic treatment to do at the same time as getting veneers.  This is where the gums are reduced, giving you more of a ‘Hollywood smile’.


Also teeth whitening will always be required before the veneers are placed.  Veneers don’t whiten like natural teeth.  Their shade and brightness is set.  So we require patients to whiten and get their natural teeth to the desired whiteness before fitting the veneers.



Can I get them on finance?

So who has 6,000 sitting around in their bank accounts?  Well more people than you’d think actually.  But for those who don’t there’s finance.   About 75% of Smileworks patients prefer to pay on finance.  Smileworks offer the best 12 months interest free dental finance and also 5 years 9.9% interest bearing loans for your dental treatment.


So there you have it.  An itemised, no messing about assessment of the cost of veneers at Smileworks.  We are not the cheapest.  But if you are shopping around on price then be very careful for two reasons.


  1. Oftentimes ‘special offers’ are not what they seem.  And offers that are too good to be true usually are.  This is complex dental work and believe it or not your Dentist doesn’t make huge profits on the work they do. 
  2. Customers won’t pay a huge amount for this type of work in 2019 and do, unfortunately, shop around on price.  So dental practices tend to put lower prices online to get patients in to their practices. Usually with free consultations. But practices like us – the true professionals – are efficient and charge for the consultation because it’s one of the most important parts of getting the work done to perfection. You will not speak to a non-dentist ut find a team of caring and responsible dentists waiting to advise you and answer all your questions, making the whole process run smoothly and giving you the information and tools you need to make a choice.

Veneers Prices in 2019:

  1. Composite Bonding  |  £150-£200
  2.  Porcelain Veneers  |  £650-£950
  3. Veneers Full Set  |  £3,600-£25,000


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Take a look at the price and finance calculator here and work out your monthly repayments:


Veneers Prices Compared


So how do these prices stack up to some of the big main competitors?  The Harley Medical Group quotes porcelain veneers starting from £795 per tooth (but it’s usually more like £1,000 when it’s all added together.  The Liverpool Smile Studio here in Liverpool quotes prices starting from £389 for Porcelain.  This is crazy and they are certainly more expensive than this unless you are getting very cheap materials.   Tracey Bell here in Liverpool quotes Porcelain veneers starting from £700 per tooth, more than the upper limit of many Liverpool providers in 2019 here in Liverpool.


However, many of the companies that you look at locally simply say ‘enquire’ rather than giving out ballpark prices.  And hopefully you now know the reasons for that.  They think that once they get you in the door they can ‘hard sell you’ or ‘up-sell’ you.  We are professionals and what you see is what you get. That makes for happy dentists and happy customers.





You can see a great comparison of prices in the WhatClinic listing here.  Although many of the prices may not be up to date and it’s always best to check the individual website of each provider.



The danger of ‘cheap veneers’

Cheap cannot mean quality.  The two things are opposites.  So you may get a great deal but your veneers won’t look natural.  Also  you’re unlikely to be happy with them.  Then you have to remember that if you’re in your 20’s or 30’s then they’re going to need replacing.  They need replacing a few times in a lifetime so it’s going to be much better in the long run  to choose a quality provider.  If you’re interested in getting cheap veneers abroad than take a look at this extremely interesting account from some of our best cosmetic dentists on dental tourism.



To be frank, getting a better smile at any price is a bargain.  If you think that you will gain confidence and satisfaction from being able to smile again then that is truly a priceless commodity and it’s the reason we get out of bed in the morning and do these things for our patients.



To speak to a professional or find out which veneers might be right for you call the office on 0151 236 5166 or fill out the form to get yourself in with a Smileworks cosmetic dentist.  Once you see our practice and speak to our people you’ll soon see that you are in very safe hands.


If you’re looking for a veneers consultation or to speak to an expert, fill out the form in the footer or watch our video / look at some before and afters below;



Before and After Photos


Smile makeover with implants before and after  Composite resin bonding before and after Composite bonding best case Composite bonding before and after

patient Before and after picturecomposite veneers composite veneers composite veneer before and after


Patient Reviews: They will literally melt your heart!

Had my first obagi blue peel radiance with Hannah on 3rd August. She was brilliant and I immediately felt at ease. We chatted and joked how it was like a counselling session. I'm looking forward to my next appointment which is in 4 weeks!read more
15:26 04 Aug 19
Paula did my composites and I love them so much!! The whole process was explained so well and Paula made sure I was relaxed and comfortable throughout. They look so natural and the before and after photos are amazing 😍😍 thank you!!!read more
Francesca Clarke
Francesca C.
21:21 08 Jul 19
I had my eyebrows done by the lovely Hannah yesterday - oh my word they are amazing! I could not be more pleased with them. The hair stroke detail is incredible. So much less uncomfortable than other clinics I've had them done at in the past. Hannah is not only very knowledgeable, experienced and professional, but is also hilarious and offers a free life counselling service at no extra cost!!!!!!read more
Cat Woman
Cat W.
14:38 02 Jul 19
Made up with my appointment with Laurence and George. They were so kind and welcoming, they gave me a detailed review of my situation so I could make a decision. Would definitely continue treatment here. Thank you very much!! xread more
Louise Leigh
Louise L.
13:39 28 Jun 19
Great dental practice offering comprehensive services. Everyone is very helpful and professional. Their facilities are the best I have ever seen! If you need any dental treatment and/or hygienist services this is the best place to go.read more
Ceren Kabukcu
Ceren K.
10:03 19 Jun 19
Absolutely amazing customer service. Had lip fillers done at other places but will not be going anywhere other than Smile Works from now on. Thank you so much Dr. Susan, you are amazing!! 👄read more
Sinead Griffiths
Sinead G.
11:18 06 Jun 19
Had my first appointment with Zoe n Sophie today.the clinic is amazing with its on board a flight waiting room and air hostess receptionist.I went for the £199 scale polish flight package,I can honestly say I’ve never had a deeper clean,it lasted about 20 minutes.My teeth are whiter before I’ve even started the bleaching process! I’ve bleached my teeth for the last 13 years and have used several companies.This company are the best at what they do.Both my daughters had dark teeth,and now are very proud of there b1 shade.Zoe and Sophie were brilliant today,I can’t recommend them enough.read more
Mary Gallagher
Mary G.
23:14 28 May 19
I was at the dentist for a temporary dressing / filling and a scale & polish this morning, the ladies that tended to my teeth were Paula and Tamzin... they took extra steps to explain exactly what is going on with my teeth and to ensure that I was okay and comfortable with the forthcoming procedures... typically I would bee more nervous but today I felt comfortable at all times and the job on my teeth was great, safe, quick and efficient, I find solace in the fact that they will take extra lengths to preserve my natural teeth👍👌read more
JoEYEleven *
JoEYEleven *
11:21 23 May 19
I’ve had an amazing experience at smileworks. From the first appointment, my dentist Susan has been fabulous, listening to exactly what I didn’t like and helping me with solutions and options to fix it. Susan made me feel very comfortable at all my appointments, I’m so happy with the end result. Would definitely recommend. 😁read more
Melanie Usher
Melanie U.
00:10 16 May 19
After bad experiences with dentists in the past, I decided to try Smileworks and I’m so happy I did. I received treatment from Zoe who is so lovely, chatting throughout the sessions and talking through each part of the treatment, she really makes it a calm and easy experience and I have never had any problems with any work done by her. Thank you, Zoe! The front of house staff are also extremely friendly and very helpful, an all-round, great dentist to go to!read more
Sarah B
Sarah B
18:14 14 May 19
Had my first microneedling session with Hannah which has left my skin feeling funky fresh! Hannah explained the entire procedure from start to finish, it was painless. Cant thank you enough for making me feel at ease, knowing it is not easy for me to go out and about without make up due to years of acne. Cannot wait for my next session!read more
Rachel Kelly
Rachel K.
18:28 04 May 19
Excellent professionalism, swiftness and care when performing 4 of my wisdom teeth extractions. Didn't feel a thing! Thanks to the amazing Abd & Eva. The whole team have been so helpful in identifying the right treatment course for me. Many thanks!read more
Arron Jackaman
Arron J.
11:13 28 Apr 19
Had my dermaplaning and peel with Hannah at Smileworks yesterday and can't thank her enough! My skin has been getting me down lately but just one course of both of these treatments together and I feel brand new and confident. Thanks so much Hannah! I'll be back next week! 😛 xxxread more
Erinns Fit Life
Erinns Fit L.
19:49 16 Apr 19
Amazing place. Everyone is so friendly, I have been a few times for different things and always brilliant. I recently had semi permanent make up (eyebrows) which I love. Hannah is a perfectionist and this is reflected in all the does. Would highly recommend her!read more
Nicola Bray
Nicola B.
19:10 15 Apr 19
Great place and friendly staff! Currently halfway through treatment and everything is explained properly so you understand. Great value for money I'm sorry I didn't come sooner. Can't wait for the end result!read more
Nicky lavelle
Nicky L.
18:56 08 Apr 19
The ideal Place to visit if you have any dental fears. I needed treatment but was worried, these guys put me at ease and the treatment has been successful and much easier than expected. A great environment to get your teeth sorted.read more
Steven Joyce
Steven J.
15:40 05 Apr 19
I Visited smileworks last week for a teeth whitening consultation. I had my appointment with Bambi. She was very welcoming and friendly as were all the staff.This place is amazing and the airline theming is great. The best dentist I've been to. I would recommend this place to Everyone.read more
Mike Dutton
Mike D.
12:52 04 Apr 19
First of all I wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff at Smileworks for making me feel very welcome. I also wanted to say a huge personal thank you MJ for her complete transparency through the consultation period. The honesty demonstrated was so valuable to me and helped me make what I believe is the best decision.I have upcoming teeth whitening treatment and wouldn't recommend anybody else other than Smileworks.read more
09:54 04 Apr 19
Had an appointment with Patri for a painful wisdom tooth. I was terrified of the extraction but she was absolutely amazing. Fantastic job! Also, if you think Smileworks might be a bit pricey, think again. I ended up paying considerably less than what another dentist would have charged me. A super happy customer 🙂read more
Minodora Zidaru
Minodora Z.
22:05 22 Mar 19
Susan (dentist) and Eva did my composite bonding and Susan is excellent at her work! I am in love with my new smile and can't recommend her enough! The staff at Smileworks are so professional and friendly. Thank you!read more
Sophie Siu
Sophie S.
11:40 10 Mar 19
Went to Smileworks for lip fillers and had a wonderful experience! I had Susan doing my fillers and she is absolutely amazing at what she does.. She is so so lovely and easy to get on with and answered all my questions and worries before I even asked and made sure she discussed exactly the outcome I wanted. She made me feel completely safe and at ease which is what I was hoping for as it was my first time. I cant recommend Susan enough, she is an absolute gem and is truly amazing at what she does, I love my new lips! Also the girls at reception were lovely and very helpful, I even had a call from Davina the day after (who was really really lovely) to see how I was and if i had any questions. It is obvious that they care about their patients and the work that they do for them.read more
Maddie Dooley
Maddie D.
17:30 08 Mar 19
I had semi-permanent makeup (eyebrows) done by Hannah. What can I say? I LOVE them. They have changed my face and my confidence! Hannah is lovely and takes her time to talk you through everything. I felt at ease with her-she's friendly and approachable and doesn't make you feel silly for asking questions. She goes through the design process and makes sure you are 100% happy before continuing. She spent hours designing my brows with me until they were perfect. Seems nothing is too much trouble for her!! Would definitely recommend and I shall most definitely be back in the future! (Should also note everyone I have come into contact with at Smileworks has also been lovely!!) 😁😁read more
Ellie Roberts
Ellie R.
20:35 04 Mar 19
I had semi-permanent eyeliner with Hannah. it was a great experience I came back 3 times in all for all the top ups.(included in the price ) She made sure that I was 100 percent happy with the look and pain free. She took the time, and was extremely friendly and welcoming as well as totally professional .I will definitely come back as it fades It's amazing to not put eyeliner on and know you look good at 6.30 am at the gym!read more
J Lo
J L.
19:31 12 Feb 19
Visited here today staff were so warm and friendly! I had an aesthetic appointment with MJ she made me feel so relaxed and at ease. I would highly recommend Smileworks!read more
E Bailey
E B.
17:08 12 Feb 19
Great place with professional staff and nice atmosphere. My appointment was with Louise and Eva who were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They have explained everything clearly and made me feel relaxed. Would highly recommend.read more
Denise Colley
Denise C.
22:42 27 Jan 19


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