Dental Veneers are thin porcelain sheets attached to the front of a prepared tooth (typically the upper or lower front teeth) to create a healthy tooth-like appearance over the top of any existing tooth. This dental procedure is purely cosmetic treatment and it is not intended to protect or replace the tooth. It cannot replace tooth crown, tooth filling or dental implant.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and held in place by strong dental cement, very little tooth preparation is necessary.
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How does the procedure look like?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. You can imagine this procedure very much as a false fingernail fits over a nail on the end of your finger.
The preparation work and fitting of the final veneer are done by a dentist or specialist cosmetic dentist. But the actual veneer is made in a dental lab by dental technicians, in the clinic using a 3D printing device or pre-made.
1st dental visit
On the first consultation, a dentist makes a first examination. In this painless procedure, your teeth will be prepared for the veneer(s) and then a dentist will make an impression of the existing tooth (prototype for the new veneer).
As the next step, you will choose a tooth veneer shade and you will get the temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are being prepared.
2nd dental visit
The veneer is fitted with dental bonding solution and the result is a new tooth that blends in perfectly with the others.
When do I need Dental Veneers?
Veneers are usually used to fix the following cases:
- Discoloured teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth, which are either misaligned, irregularly shaped or uneven
- Gaps between teeth
Choosing a suitable clinic for this treatment
Choosing a suitable dental clinic for Dental Veneers starts with a correct smile diagnostics usually involving digital smile design techniques (DSD) supported by the experience of a cosmetic dentist and their specialised dental team.
The treatment should be performed in a dental clinic using proven, high-grade veneer materials such as zirconia or emax, and with an on-site dental lab for instant adjustments if possible.
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Dental Veneers are done in many regular dental clinics, it is also worthwhile looking at the level of comfort and extra services provided in your chosen dental clinic.
Moreover, temporary veneers should be provided for the time when you will be without a covered tooth, and at least a 5-year Dental Veneers guarantee is expected in leading dental clinics.
Reported patient feedback from patients who have had Dental Veneers in your particular chosen dental clinic is worth looking at.
The time involved with patients needing Dental Veneers typically ranges from one hour to up to a few weeks depending on how many veneers are done and the type of material used.
Clinic & Patient Outcomes
Dental Veneers are intended to improve the appearance of unsightly teeth for an improved aesthetic overall appearance. Furthermore, veneers generally last from 7 to 15 years. After this time, the veneers should be replaced with the new ones.
Success Rates for Dental Veneers
GCR looks at the long-term success rate of Dental Veneers in patients and if the patient is continually free of pain, able to eat normally and pleased with the aesthetics. The Worldwide average Dental Veneers success rates: 65%-97%
Cost of Dental Veneers
US average cost of Dental Veneers: $925-$2500. Results were taken from our 2017 assessment of 127,000 dental clinics who offer Dental Veneers in 126 countries where Dental Veneers are provided.
This is excluding consultation, diagnostics, models, the difficulty of the cosmetic dentistry work done, medication, anaesthetic, dental hygiene session.
Prices of favourite dental tourism destinations
Cost of Veneers in Hungary – from €85 up to €500,
Cost of Veneers in Turkey – starts from €130,
UAE – starts from €100,
United Kingdom – starts from €400,
Croatia – starts from €100
Top Clinics Worldwide – Dental Veneers
- Kalmar Implant Dentistry d.o.o. (Croatia)
- FMS Dental Hospitals (India)
- Dentim Europe (Poland)
- Tooth & Go Dental Clinic (Philippines)
- Helvetic Clinics (Hungary)
- Polyclinic Rident – Rijeka (Croatia)
- Centrum Stomatologii Luxdentica (Poland)
- Medic8 (Lebanon)
- Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center (Vietnam)
- Goodness Dental (Costa Rica)