Cost of Dental Veneers in India

Did you always want a smile like your most favourite movie star? Well, many of us do and it could very well be possible with a dental veneer. Dental veneers are used for smile makeover and in various other cases to give you the perfect set of teeth. Bothered about the cost of dental veneers? Well, there are a lot of options and the cost of dental veneers in India is comparatively cheaper than most other countries.

In this blog, we have not only covered the cost of Dental veneers in India but also provided every detail on what is dental veneers, the details of the procedure, pros and cons of dental veneers, types of veneers and more. If you are an international patient considering to travel to India for your dental treatment, we have also provided a comparison of cost of dental veneers in India vs. UK, USA, Australia, EU and UAE.

What are Dental Veneers / Laminates

Dental laminates are also known as dental veneers. Laminates/ Veneers are customized, thin artificial nail-like structures designed to bond to the outer surfaces of prepared natural teeth to give a rejuvenating smile.
dental-veneers

What are Dental Veeners Made Of

Dental veneers are made of either porcelain or resin material. The porcelain is considered to be the best as it can mimic the exact shining/reflecting properties of natural teeth as well as resist staining. Also, it can mask the underlying tooth color completely. Whereas resin material has the tendency to stain on long term use.

dental veneers

Indications of Dental Veneers

  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Chipped off/ fractured teeth
  • Mal-positioned/crooked teeth
  • Spaces in between teeth
  • Worn out teeth
  • Defective enamel with craters / bulges on teeth
  • Teeth with abnormal shape

Contraindications for Dental Veneers

  • Insufficient teeth structure
  • Excessive spaces in between teeth
  • Severely mal-positioned teeth
  • In patients with habits of night grinding and clenching
  • Teeth with severe gum disease
  • Teeth already having large fillings

Treatment Procedure

Generally, total treatment procedure requires three visits to the dental office.

Veneers for Discolored Teeth
Beautiful Veneers Done @TDS for Discolored Teeth

 

First Visit to the Dentist’s Office

In the first visit, the dentist will examine your teeth condition and advise you about the required treatment. You should be precise on what type of treatment you wish to go with and what type of result you are expecting? Sometimes the dentist may record your teeth impressions.

Second visit to Dentist’s Office

In the second visit 0.5 -0.7 mm of your teeth enamel will be trimmed off in order to provide room for the future dental veneer/laminate. The dentist will select the appropriate shade for the new dental veneers. Then the impressions will be recorded and the model will be generated. Then the actual veneer will be fabricated in the lab.

preparing for Dental Veneer
Prepare for Dental Veneers

Third Vist to Dentist’s Office – Bonding

In the third visit, the dentist first places the veneer against the teeth surface and examines for the proper fit, shape and shade and do the necessary corrections if any. After finalizing with the proper fit, shade and shape, then the actual process of veneer bonding will be initiated.

Bonding

Initially, both the teeth surface and the veneer will be dried. Teeth structure will be etched to create roughness on its surface. The cement is placed on the inner surface of the veneer and pressed against the prepared teeth surface. Then a light will be passed to activate the chemical in the cement. Within no time the cement hardens and bonds the veneer to the teeth surface. Then the excess cement will be trimmed off. This completes the procedure of bonding. Then you will be asked to come back for a checkup within a couple of weeks to check for any gum irritation or any discomfort.

Pros and Cons of Dental Veneer

Pros

  • Aids to enhance your smile (both healthy and beautiful)
  • Minimal teeth trimming
  • Stain resistant porcelain veneers
  • Gum friendly
  • Quick and simple procedure
  • Strength and durability

 
Cons

  • Not suitable for teeth with poor gum health
  • Not suitable for patients with a habit of night grinding and clenching
  • Irreversible as 0.5-0.8mm of enamel has to be trimmed
  • A tendency to dislodge on biting hard foods

smile design with dental veneer cost
Front Teeth Smile Designing with Dental Veneers Done at TDS

Types of Dental Veneer

Porcelain / All Ceramic Veneers

  • IPS Empress: PRESSABLE CERAMIC. Relatively thicker with high strength. Requires more removal of tooth enamel compared to other types.
  • IPS e. max cad: Made of lithium disilicate. High strength. Requires removal of minimum 0.5mm of tooth enamel.
  • Procera All Ceram Nobel bio care: Contains aluminium oxide. Extremely strong
  • Cerec: this is a unit with digital imaging software along with a milling unit. using this the digital file will be converted into a custom made porcelain veneer. the veneer can be delivered on the same day avoiding multiple visits to a dentist.
  • Zirconia based porcelain: Ultra-thin zirconia veneered to porcelain veneers mainly preferred when there is underlying damage to teeth structure. the opacity of this material hides the underlying defect more when compared to all ceramic; very strong and resistant to fracture, also requires removal of the teeth enamel
  • No prep veneers: Much thinner compared to traditional veneers. made of Cerinate porcelain which is an ultra-strong form of porcelain. Requires minimal 0.2mm of enamel removal or sometimes no removal at all. Reversible but can’t be done on damaged tooth surfaces Example: Lumineers and DURAthin.

Resin Veneers – Composite Resin

Well known as Tooth color filling material used for dental bonding. More economical. More prone to staining. Requires regular replacements and maintenance and is also reversible.

Cost of Dental Veneers in India

Hereby we are providing a table comparing the price of dental veneer in INDIA with other major countries.

Treatment Procedure India (INR) USA (USD) Australia (AUD) Europe (Euro) UK (GBP) UAE (Dirham)
Porcelain Veneer, Per Tooth 8000 – 15000 500 – 1900 1100 – 1500 480 – 600 600 – 1100 1400 – 1700
Cost in USD Equivalent 112 – 210 500 – 1900 759 – 1680 538 – 672 774 – 1419 102 -459
Zirconium Based Porcelain Veneer, per tooth 9000 – 16000 700 – 2000 1300 – 1600 550 – 700 700 – 1200 1500 – 1800
Cost in USD Equivalent 126 – 224 700 – 2000 897 – 1792 616 – 784 903 – 1548 109 – 486
Lumineer per tooth 14000 – 19000 900 – 2500 2500 – 4000 800 – 1200 800 – 1300 2000 – 2500
Cost in USD Equivalent 196 – 266 900 – 2500 1725 – 4480 896 – 1344 1032 – 1677 146 – 675
Composite veneer per tooth 1500 – 2000 250 – 1500 300 – 600 150 – 240 200 – 500 600 – 800
Cost in USD Equivalent $21 – $28 $250 – $1500 $207 – $672 $168 – $269 $258 – $645 $44 – $216

Note: The above-given details in the table represents the ballpark cost of treatment which may vary according to patients teeth condition. Sometimes additional price might be charged as per patients existing teeth condition, temporary teeth fabrication and some radiographs and scans accordingly. The cost of dental veneers shown here is the average indicative cost based on Internet research. The cost shown in USD is based on the conversion rate provided by Google on 14th April 2019.