Dental veneers are a thin sliver of material that is placed over your tooth (or teeth). It is used purely aesthetically, i.e. to make your teeth look better, and is a cosmetic rather than restorative treatment.
The benefits of dental veneers is that they are quick to place, last for years, and they can be replaced easily.
If you have a stained tooth or one that is misshapen or ugly, a veneer can be placed over it, color-matched to your existing teeth, to transform its appearance.
Veneers can also be used to give the appearance of a straight smile. Sometimes 4, 6 or 8 veneers can be used together over, say your front top teeth, changing an uneven smile into a straighter, whiter smile.
Dental veneers start from less than $200 compared to $1,250 in the United States – a huge saving under any circumstances, but if you are looking to have several veneers you will save thousands of dollars.
The procedure involves very little re-structuring of the existing tooth, unlike crowns. Only the thinnest sliver is removed from the front, just enough for the veneer to fit snugly into place. The procedure can be carried out in a matter of days, and some dentists who have specialist CAD/CAM technology and an onsite lab may be able to turn them round in a day.
On your first visit, the tooth will be prepared by filing a thin layer from the front, and impressions of the tooth are made and sent to the lab. You will return to the clinic when the veneer is ready and your dentist will bond it securely to your tooth with a special light-activated bonding adhesive.
The savings alone should be enough to persuade anyone to change their smile into something they are happy with.
However, we realize cost is not the only important factor – a good standard of care is paramount – after all, it is your dental health at risk of things should anything go wrong.
This is why it is important to make sure you receive care from a dentist who is reliable and suitably qualified – and why booking with Dental Departures does the job of establishing your dentist’s reliability for you.
We background check our dentists and list their qualifications on our website, alongside clinic photos, virtual tours and real patient reviews, giving you the opportunity to choose your dentist with a degree of confidence that you just wouldn’t have by looking in a telephone directory.
Book an appointment online or call our toll-free number. If you want to talk to us about dental veneers in Ajijic get in touch via email, or our online chat - we’re always happy to help. We will help you get your smile looking great for less.
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