Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to keep your smile flawless.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. They are custom made for each patient and closely resemble natural enamel.
Dentists use veneers for cosmetic enhancements like teeth whitening, close gaps between teeth, fix chipped teeth.
Types of Veneers
There are 2 types of veneers
These are applied directly to teeth and can be done in a single appointment
These are fabricated in the lab and needs two appointments with the dentist.
When does a dentist recommend a veneer?
Dentists would typically recommend veneer for patients who have chips, cracks, gap between their teeth or minor misalignments.
When should you not use Veneers
Veneers are not for patients who have tooth decay, gum disease, root canal infection, grinding and clenching habits.
In order to have porcelain veneers placed, the patient should:
- Have good oral hygiene
- Have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel.
The procedure is typically permanent and irreversible as the dentist removes a layer of enamel before fixing your veneers. It is important, you consult with your dentist and make up your mind properly before going through with the procedure since the lost enamel cannot be replaced.
Benefits of Composite Veneer
- Less expensive
- Easy to repair if needed
Disadvantages of Composite Veneer
- Discoloration over time
Benefits of porcelain veneers
- Very natural, life-like translucency
- Do not change colour over time
Do veneers mess up your teeth?
No veneers do not ruin your real teeth! They are not made of enamel like the front of your natural teeth. In fact, they actually have an advantage over natural teeth in terms of resistance to damage or staining.
Cost of Dental Veneers in India compared to the USA, UK and other parts of Europe
|Cost per Tooth||India (INR)||USA (USD)||UK (GBP)||Europe (Euro)|
|Porcelain Veneer||8000 – 15000||925 – 2500||800 – 1000||280 -350, 495 for CEREC|
|Composite Veneers||1000 – 2000||250 – 1200||195 – 295|
The final cost of veneer depends on
- Brand e.g. CEREC, Procera, Emax cad, Emax
- Where you choose to get your treatment done.
What to expect during a Veneer Procedure?
- Your dentist will remove a small amount of tooth surface to permit placement of the veneer
- An impression is made and sent to the laboratory
- The dental veneer is then made to fit the tooth and mouth
- The veneer is then bonded to the tooth using resin cement.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years, depending on quality. After this period they need to be replaced.
Dental veneers are an excellent way to hide discolored, crooked or damaged teeth, but it’s important to weigh the pros and cons that come with the territory before getting them. Make an appointment with your dentist to find out if dental veneers are a fitting solution for you.
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