The Ultimate Guide to Veneers



Average Porcelain Veneer Prices Per Tooth
CountryPrice in USD ($)Price in GBP (£)Price in EUR (€)
Price in Mexico$500£396€456
Price in Thailand$430£341€393
Price in Turkey$240£190€219
Price in the US$1,500£1,188€1,369



Introduction: The Ultimate Guide to Dental Veneers


Last fact-checked: 16 January 2024

Redesign your smile and immerse in an unforgettable holiday. Don’t let the steep price of veneers hold you back. Savvy dental tourists are heading abroad more than ever for affordable veneers and saving up to 70% of the cost back home. 

Embark on a journey to transform your smile with the remarkable versatility of dental veneers. These ultra-thin, custom-crafted shells offer a permanent solution to address a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, eliminating the need for multiple dental procedures which saves you both time and money.

Discover a world of renowned dental clinics offering international patients significant savings on top-tier care. Get high-standard dental work for up to 70% less than the expensive prices you would encounter back home. 

Unleash the opportunity to explore new horizons and return home with a radiant smile that boosts your confidence with Dental Departures’ vast network of trusted world-class clinics across the globe. 

Embrace the chance to not only transform your teeth but also embark on a fulfilling adventure - all without draining your bank account. Continue reading to discover how much money you can save going for veneers abroad.

How Much Can I Save on Dental Veneers? (Price Averages)


A dental veneer is a thin sliver of tooth-colored material that covers the front surface of a tooth (or teeth). Essentially, they are used to disguise the tooth, normally to hide its size, shape, color or unsightly damage. There are different brands available, such as Lumineers or eMax veneers.

What Problems Can I Fix with Dental Veneers?

  1. Stained or discolored teeth – including teeth discolored by tetracycline or other drugs
  2. Broken or chipped teeth
  3. Teeth with gaps in between
  4. Uneven teeth
  5. Misshapen teeth

Instead of expensive and time-consuming orthodontic treatment, dental veneers can be used in rows of four, six, eight or more attached to the upper or lower (or both) front teeth to disguise a crooked smile.

Some dental clinics may refer to this as a "Hollywood Smile Makeover", which can include other restorative procedures to improve your overall oral health, such as root canal therapy, fillings, inlays/onlays and gum disease treatment.

In some cases, teeth whitening may be used on those teeth that are not receiving dental veneers so that they match up to the rest of your smile when the mouth is fully open.

Patients can choose from several popular destinations for dental tourism where the cost of dental care is significantly lower than in most Western countries. Getting a veneer treatment abroad can save dental patients around 60%-70% (or more) of what the treatment would cost in Australia, the US, UK and Europe.

See the table below for average porcelain veneer prices per tooth:

CountryPrice in USD ($)Price in GBP (£)Price in EUR (€)
Price in Mexico$500£396€456
Price in Thailand$430£341€393
Price in Turkey$240£190€219
Price in the US$1,500£1,188€1,369

 

Why Go Abroad for Dental Dental Veneers Treatment?

In the face of skyrocketing dental care costs in North America, individuals pursuing affordable and high-quality dental services have discovered a world of possibilities beyond their borders. Countries like Mexico, Thailand, Turkey and Hungary have emerged as a compelling solution for dental tourists on a budget, offering exceptional dental care at a fraction of the cost back home.

Whether seeking routine check-ups, restorative procedures or transformative cosmetic treatments, our partner clinics offer a comprehensive range of dental services meticulously tailored to address your unique dental needs. Their commitment to excellence extends to every aspect of your care, from the initial consultation to the final follow-up.

Top clinics for dental veneers in popular destinations include: 

Mexico

-Sani Dental Group, Los Algodones

-Dental Clinic Tijuana , Tijuana

-One Destination Clinic, Cancun

Turkey

-Dental Bosphorus Clinic, Istanbul

-West Dental Clinic, Izmir

-Markasya Dental Clinic, Antalya

Hungary

-Rosental Dental and Oral Surgery Clinic, Budapest

-Eudent Implant & Surgery, Györ 

-Braun Dental & Beauty, Sopron

 Thailand

-Smile Signature (Siam Square), Bangkok

-Phuket Dental Signature, Phuket

-GrandDent Dental Clinic, Chiang Mai

>>Click here to find clinics in your preferred destination.

How Much Can I Save Traveling for Veneers?

Dental veneers offer a remarkable opportunity to transform your smile, enhancing your confidence and overall well-being. Porcelain veneers, renowned for their natural-looking appearance and durability, average cost ranges between $1,500 and $2,000 per tooth in the US. 

Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure so they are generally not covered by dental insurance. However, you can save a substantial amount of money by choosing to have veneer treatment done with our verified partner clinics. 

See the average porcelain veneer prices per tooth below:

-Turkey: $240

-Mexico: $500

-Thailand: $430

-Bali:  $380

Dental Departures offer unbeatable prices with our Best Price Guarantee that ensures you pay the lowest price possible. We are dedicated to providing you with the most affordable, high-quality dental care. Contact our Customer Care Team for more details. 

Why Is Dental Care Cheaper Abroad?

Major contributing factors to the significantly lower cost of dental services in popular destinations include lower cost of living, which leads to lower cost of operating a dental clinic. Clinic or hospital owners pay less salary for their staff and doctors, along with lower cost of real estate, utilities, taxes and insurance. 

Other contributing factors are government incentives for clinics and high competition among dental care providers keeping the prices low.

Quality of Dental Care Abroad: Is it Safe?

In the pursuit of a radiant smile and optimal oral health, embarking on a journey to renowned dental destinations like Thailand, Turkey, Hungary, and Mexico unveils a world where high-standard dental care is widely available. They offer expertise, technology and patient-centric excellence, such as:

Modern Dental Technology: Top dental clinics in these countries are equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology that enables them to streamline procedures and enhance patient comfort through minimally invasive treatments.

Highly Experienced Dentists: Becoming an expert in dental artistry begins with a foundation of rigorous education. Dentists in these destinations have gone through intensive academic programs, as well as a multitude of specialized dental disciplines and a continuous quest to hone their skills through extensive clinical training.

International Accreditation: Dental clinics that hold these prestigious certifications undergo ongoing assessments and audits, ensuring that their practices remain at the forefront of dental excellence. Our partner clinics hold international accreditations, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Joint Commission International Organization (JCI), representing a continuous commitment to improvement. 

Personalized Care Plans: With a comprehensive understanding of each patient's unique needs, doctors engage in open and transparent communication–ensuring that patients are fully informed and actively involved in the decision-making process.

Multilingual Staff: Our partner dentists are English speakers who work with a team of multinational staff to help provide ease of communication for international patients.

Dental Departure’s Clinic Verification Checklist

Our meticulous vetting process is a commitment to your health and satisfaction. In order to provide you with an exceptional dental experience, we only partner with dentists who share our values and uphold the highest standards of care. 

Our thorough checking process includes the following:

  1. Doctors’ Background Checks: We conduct comprehensive background checks on all our partner dentists to verify their education, licensure, experience and affiliations–as well as any complaints filed against them. 
  2. Onsite Clinic Visits: Our team personally visits our partner clinics, meticulously assessing their facilities, equipment and practices to ensure that they align with the highest standards of hygiene, safety, and patient comfort.
  3. Professional Associations and Memberships: We ensure our partner dentists are active members of recognized dental associations, which demonstrates their dedication to continuous learning and professional growth–and ensures that they are equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge, techniques, and treatment protocols.
  4. Authentic Patient Reviews: We collect and publish real patient reviews to help our patients make informed decisions. Readers are provided insights into the first-hand experiences of other patients who have received dental care at our partner clinics.

Dental Technology and Equipment Abroad

Dental technology abroad has advanced significantly over the years, offering patients a wider range of treatment options and improved outcomes. Here are some of the latest advancements in modern dental technology you will find in popular destinations:

  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM): This technology is used to design and create dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers, with greater precision and efficiency. 
  • Digital radiography: Digital radiography is used to take X-rays of teeth and jaws. This produces a more accurate and detailed image than traditional X-rays.
  • Intraoral scanners: They are used to take digital impressions of teeth which produces highly accurate and detailed scans. They are more comfortable for patients than traditional mouth-tray impressions.
  • Lasers: Lasers are used for a variety of dental procedures, including teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and frenectomies. Laser technology reduces bleeding, promotes faster healing, and is less painful.

Robotics: This is being used in some dental procedures, such as dental implant placement offering greater precision, accuracy, and consistency.

What Are the Different Types of Dental Veneers Available?


A few types of dental veneers are available to permanently fix your aesthetic concerns. Your dentist will evaluate your specific needs and recommend the most suitable veneer type based on your cosmetic goals, lifestyle habits and budget.

 Here are three major types of veneers:

Porcelain veneers 

They are the most natural-looking with their ability to mimic the natural translucency and texture of tooth enamel and color-matching capabilities blend well with your surrounding teeth.  Porcelain veneers also boast exceptional strength; they are resistant to chipping and staining making them a long-lasting solution for restoring smiles.

Porcelain veneers are inherently biocompatible, meaning they are unlikely to cause any adverse reactions or discomfort to your gums or surrounding soft tissues. This gentle nature makes them a suitable option for individuals with sensitive gums. 

Porcelain veneers offer a permanent solution requiring tooth preparation prior to placement. With proper care, they can last up to 15 or 20 years. They are the most expensive type of veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are the least expensive and generally are made of the same material as dental fillings, which are composite resin and a combination of inorganic and organic materials. They are durable but not as strong and long-lasting as porcelain veneers. 

Composite veneers are a permanent solution and require some tooth preparations before placement–composite veneers typically last five to seven years.

Lumineers

Also known as “no-prep veneers,” Lumineers is a brand of veneers that are made of ultra-thin porcelain laminate. They are natural-looking, and fast to apply as they require minimal to no preparation before placement–which depends on the size, shape and condition of your teeth. 

However, your teeth must already be well-positioned as Lumineers are more translucent and will not be as effective at hiding heavily stained or damaged teeth. 

Lumineers are a less expensive and less invasive option; however, they typically do not last as long as porcelain veneers.

 

The Benefits of Veneers


Veneers offer a single, transformative solution to a multitude of cosmetic concerns. With a single treatment, you can bid farewell to a host of dental imperfections restoring your smile to its natural brilliance and enhancing your overall confidence. 

The key benefits of veneers include:

Versatility

By having veneers placed, you can correct gaps, chips, discolorations, unevenly shaped or small teeth, damaged teeth, and overlapping or crooked teeth. You save time and money by undergoing one treatment.

Improved esthetics

Unevenly shaped or sized teeth can disrupt the harmony of your smile. Veneers reshape and resize teeth, creating a more uniform, natural and symmetrical appearance that enhances your overall facial aesthetics. Patients will be able to choose from a variety of colors that best match their surrounding teeth.

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant: meaning they’ll stay white. Patients will not need to have whitening treatments. Composite veneers, on the other hand, can be stained like your natural teeth enamel. 

Protect from Tooth Sensitivity

For those who experience thin or damaged enamel, veneers can help protect your teeth from sensitivity. They act as a protective shield between the natural tooth and acidic food and drinks and temperature changes that cause painful sensitivity. 

Easily Replaceable

Eventually, when veneers wear out, they need to be replaced. Similar to the initial procedure, after removing the old veneers, the bonding agent will be filed away and impressions of your teeth are taken to make new veneers.

Are Veneers Right for Me? 

If you currently have healthy teeth that are free of gum disease, cavities, teeth grinding and other major issues but are not happy with some aspects of your smile, then you may be a good candidate for veneers. 

Depending on your dental health condition, you may consider getting a dental crown which is a thicker material that covers the whole tooth.

Speak to our Customer Care Team if you have any questions about veneers or would like a free quote.

What Is the Procedure for Getting Veneers?

A consultation with your dentist is needed to assess whether you are a good candidate for veneers and what type would be most suitable.

-Preparing the affected tooth usually involves shaving a thin layer of enamel, which is the outer protective layer of the tooth. This process is performed with utmost precision and care, ensuring that the removal is minimal and the integrity of your tooth structure is preserved. You may be given a local anesthetic or sedative to reduce any discomfort. 

-Impression of your mouth is taken to make customized veneers. Your dentist will have you select the desired shade to best match your natural teeth. Temporary veneers may be placed while you wait for your next dental appointment.

-The last stage is bonding the veneers to your teeth. A strong dental cement is generally used to permanently secure the veneers. 

You can schedule a follow-up appointment to have your new veneers and gums checked.

How to Clean Your Veneers

-Floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day just like you normally do. Be sure to brush around the veneer area by using non-abrasive toothpaste as it may damage their surface over time. 

-Veneers are very strong but they are not invincible. Refrain from biting hard objects with your front teeth, such as pens or fingernails to prevent early replacement. 

-Wearing a nightguard is highly recommended to protect veneers from getting chipped or damaged. Talk to your dentist about getting a custom-made night guard after the veneer treatment. 

-Make sure to see your dentist for regular checkups to keep your veneers and oral health in good condition. 

Getting Veneers Abroad: FAQs

Q. Is the veneer procedure painful?

A. It’s generally painless. Patients are given local anesthesia and should not feel discomfort during the procedure. Some may experience gums soreness afterwards but the pain is manageable by over-the-counter medicine.

Q. What are the risks of dental veneers?

A. The enamel on your teeth may need to be removed to make room for the veneers. They may also chip, crack and become loose.

Q. What is the minimum age for getting dental veneers?

A. Most dentists recommend at least 16-18 years of age, depending on your development and craniofacial growth. There is no maximum age limit for veneers.

Reasons to Book with Dental Departures


-Real patient reviews on our website to help you make informed decisions.

-Enjoy your trip without worries, we’ve done the hard work of carefully selecting the best dentists for you.

-Our global team is here for you 24/7 through live chat.

-Get free treatment quotes and compare prices on our clinic page.

-Get the lowest price or we’ll match it– our Best Price Guarantee offers the     best price for your dental treatment.

-Free cancellation– up to 24 hours before your dental appointment.

-Special promotions and discounts are available exclusively through our website.

-There are no fees for our services!

How to Schedule Your Appointment


Want to find out more about veneers or other dental treatments? Connect with our Customer Care Team for more information, speak to our live agent or book your appointment today. Your new smile awaits you!

Sources

International Organization for Standardization. Website accessed 28 November 2023.  https://www.iso.org/home.html 

Joint Commission International Organization. Website accessed 28 November  2023. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/

Veneers vs. Lumineers: What’s the Difference? Website accessed 28 November 2023. https://www.healthline.com/health/veneers-vs-lumineers

What to Know Before You Get Dental Veneers. Website accessed 28 November 2023. https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-veneers#preparation

What Are Dental Veneers? Benefits, Cost And More. Website accessed 28 November 2023. https://www.forbes.com/health/dental/dental-veneers/

Introduction: The Ultimate Guide to Dental Veneers
How Much Can I Save on Dental Veneers? (Price Averages)
What Are the Different Types of Dental Veneers Available?
The Benefits of Veneers
Reasons to Book with Dental Departures
How to Schedule Your Appointment

Introduction: The Ultimate Guide to Dental Veneers


Last fact-checked: 16 January 2024

Redesign your smile and immerse in an unforgettable holiday. Don’t let the steep price of veneers hold you back. Savvy dental tourists are heading abroad more than ever for affordable veneers and saving up to 70% of the cost back home. 

Embark on a journey to transform your smile with the remarkable versatility of dental veneers. These ultra-thin, custom-crafted shells offer a permanent solution to address a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, eliminating the need for multiple dental procedures which saves you both time and money.

Discover a world of renowned dental clinics offering international patients significant savings on top-tier care. Get high-standard dental work for up to 70% less than the expensive prices you would encounter back home. 

Unleash the opportunity to explore new horizons and return home with a radiant smile that boosts your confidence with Dental Departures’ vast network of trusted world-class clinics across the globe. 

Embrace the chance to not only transform your teeth but also embark on a fulfilling adventure - all without draining your bank account. Continue reading to discover how much money you can save going for veneers abroad.

How Much Can I Save on Dental Veneers? (Price Averages)


A dental veneer is a thin sliver of tooth-colored material that covers the front surface of a tooth (or teeth). Essentially, they are used to disguise the tooth, normally to hide its size, shape, color or unsightly damage. There are different brands available, such as Lumineers or eMax veneers.

What Problems Can I Fix with Dental Veneers?

  1. Stained or discolored teeth – including teeth discolored by tetracycline or other drugs
  2. Broken or chipped teeth
  3. Teeth with gaps in between
  4. Uneven teeth
  5. Misshapen teeth

Instead of expensive and time-consuming orthodontic treatment, dental veneers can be used in rows of four, six, eight or more attached to the upper or lower (or both) front teeth to disguise a crooked smile.

Some dental clinics may refer to this as a "Hollywood Smile Makeover", which can include other restorative procedures to improve your overall oral health, such as root canal therapy, fillings, inlays/onlays and gum disease treatment.

In some cases, teeth whitening may be used on those teeth that are not receiving dental veneers so that they match up to the rest of your smile when the mouth is fully open.

Patients can choose from several popular destinations for dental tourism where the cost of dental care is significantly lower than in most Western countries. Getting a veneer treatment abroad can save dental patients around 60%-70% (or more) of what the treatment would cost in Australia, the US, UK and Europe.

See the table below for average porcelain veneer prices per tooth:

CountryPrice in USD ($)Price in GBP (£)Price in EUR (€)
Price in Mexico$500£396€456
Price in Thailand$430£341€393
Price in Turkey$240£190€219
Price in the US$1,500£1,188€1,369

 

Why Go Abroad for Dental Dental Veneers Treatment?

In the face of skyrocketing dental care costs in North America, individuals pursuing affordable and high-quality dental services have discovered a world of possibilities beyond their borders. Countries like Mexico, Thailand, Turkey and Hungary have emerged as a compelling solution for dental tourists on a budget, offering exceptional dental care at a fraction of the cost back home.

Whether seeking routine check-ups, restorative procedures or transformative cosmetic treatments, our partner clinics offer a comprehensive range of dental services meticulously tailored to address your unique dental needs. Their commitment to excellence extends to every aspect of your care, from the initial consultation to the final follow-up.

Top clinics for dental veneers in popular destinations include: 

Mexico

-Sani Dental Group, Los Algodones

-Dental Clinic Tijuana , Tijuana

-One Destination Clinic, Cancun

Turkey

-Dental Bosphorus Clinic, Istanbul

-West Dental Clinic, Izmir

-Markasya Dental Clinic, Antalya

Hungary

-Rosental Dental and Oral Surgery Clinic, Budapest

-Eudent Implant & Surgery, Györ 

-Braun Dental & Beauty, Sopron

 Thailand

-Smile Signature (Siam Square), Bangkok

-Phuket Dental Signature, Phuket

-GrandDent Dental Clinic, Chiang Mai

>>Click here to find clinics in your preferred destination.

How Much Can I Save Traveling for Veneers?

Dental veneers offer a remarkable opportunity to transform your smile, enhancing your confidence and overall well-being. Porcelain veneers, renowned for their natural-looking appearance and durability, average cost ranges between $1,500 and $2,000 per tooth in the US. 

Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure so they are generally not covered by dental insurance. However, you can save a substantial amount of money by choosing to have veneer treatment done with our verified partner clinics. 

See the average porcelain veneer prices per tooth below:

-Turkey: $240

-Mexico: $500

-Thailand: $430

-Bali:  $380

Dental Departures offer unbeatable prices with our Best Price Guarantee that ensures you pay the lowest price possible. We are dedicated to providing you with the most affordable, high-quality dental care. Contact our Customer Care Team for more details. 

Why Is Dental Care Cheaper Abroad?

Major contributing factors to the significantly lower cost of dental services in popular destinations include lower cost of living, which leads to lower cost of operating a dental clinic. Clinic or hospital owners pay less salary for their staff and doctors, along with lower cost of real estate, utilities, taxes and insurance. 

Other contributing factors are government incentives for clinics and high competition among dental care providers keeping the prices low.

Quality of Dental Care Abroad: Is it Safe?

In the pursuit of a radiant smile and optimal oral health, embarking on a journey to renowned dental destinations like Thailand, Turkey, Hungary, and Mexico unveils a world where high-standard dental care is widely available. They offer expertise, technology and patient-centric excellence, such as:

Modern Dental Technology: Top dental clinics in these countries are equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology that enables them to streamline procedures and enhance patient comfort through minimally invasive treatments.

Highly Experienced Dentists: Becoming an expert in dental artistry begins with a foundation of rigorous education. Dentists in these destinations have gone through intensive academic programs, as well as a multitude of specialized dental disciplines and a continuous quest to hone their skills through extensive clinical training.

International Accreditation: Dental clinics that hold these prestigious certifications undergo ongoing assessments and audits, ensuring that their practices remain at the forefront of dental excellence. Our partner clinics hold international accreditations, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Joint Commission International Organization (JCI), representing a continuous commitment to improvement. 

Personalized Care Plans: With a comprehensive understanding of each patient's unique needs, doctors engage in open and transparent communication–ensuring that patients are fully informed and actively involved in the decision-making process.

Multilingual Staff: Our partner dentists are English speakers who work with a team of multinational staff to help provide ease of communication for international patients.

Dental Departure’s Clinic Verification Checklist

Our meticulous vetting process is a commitment to your health and satisfaction. In order to provide you with an exceptional dental experience, we only partner with dentists who share our values and uphold the highest standards of care. 

Our thorough checking process includes the following:

  1. Doctors’ Background Checks: We conduct comprehensive background checks on all our partner dentists to verify their education, licensure, experience and affiliations–as well as any complaints filed against them. 
  2. Onsite Clinic Visits: Our team personally visits our partner clinics, meticulously assessing their facilities, equipment and practices to ensure that they align with the highest standards of hygiene, safety, and patient comfort.
  3. Professional Associations and Memberships: We ensure our partner dentists are active members of recognized dental associations, which demonstrates their dedication to continuous learning and professional growth–and ensures that they are equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge, techniques, and treatment protocols.
  4. Authentic Patient Reviews: We collect and publish real patient reviews to help our patients make informed decisions. Readers are provided insights into the first-hand experiences of other patients who have received dental care at our partner clinics.

Dental Technology and Equipment Abroad

Dental technology abroad has advanced significantly over the years, offering patients a wider range of treatment options and improved outcomes. Here are some of the latest advancements in modern dental technology you will find in popular destinations:

  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM): This technology is used to design and create dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers, with greater precision and efficiency. 
  • Digital radiography: Digital radiography is used to take X-rays of teeth and jaws. This produces a more accurate and detailed image than traditional X-rays.
  • Intraoral scanners: They are used to take digital impressions of teeth which produces highly accurate and detailed scans. They are more comfortable for patients than traditional mouth-tray impressions.
  • Lasers: Lasers are used for a variety of dental procedures, including teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and frenectomies. Laser technology reduces bleeding, promotes faster healing, and is less painful.

Robotics: This is being used in some dental procedures, such as dental implant placement offering greater precision, accuracy, and consistency.

What Are the Different Types of Dental Veneers Available?


A few types of dental veneers are available to permanently fix your aesthetic concerns. Your dentist will evaluate your specific needs and recommend the most suitable veneer type based on your cosmetic goals, lifestyle habits and budget.

 Here are three major types of veneers:

Porcelain veneers 

They are the most natural-looking with their ability to mimic the natural translucency and texture of tooth enamel and color-matching capabilities blend well with your surrounding teeth.  Porcelain veneers also boast exceptional strength; they are resistant to chipping and staining making them a long-lasting solution for restoring smiles.

Porcelain veneers are inherently biocompatible, meaning they are unlikely to cause any adverse reactions or discomfort to your gums or surrounding soft tissues. This gentle nature makes them a suitable option for individuals with sensitive gums. 

Porcelain veneers offer a permanent solution requiring tooth preparation prior to placement. With proper care, they can last up to 15 or 20 years. They are the most expensive type of veneers.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are the least expensive and generally are made of the same material as dental fillings, which are composite resin and a combination of inorganic and organic materials. They are durable but not as strong and long-lasting as porcelain veneers. 

Composite veneers are a permanent solution and require some tooth preparations before placement–composite veneers typically last five to seven years.

Lumineers

Also known as “no-prep veneers,” Lumineers is a brand of veneers that are made of ultra-thin porcelain laminate. They are natural-looking, and fast to apply as they require minimal to no preparation before placement–which depends on the size, shape and condition of your teeth. 

However, your teeth must already be well-positioned as Lumineers are more translucent and will not be as effective at hiding heavily stained or damaged teeth. 

Lumineers are a less expensive and less invasive option; however, they typically do not last as long as porcelain veneers.

 

The Benefits of Veneers


Veneers offer a single, transformative solution to a multitude of cosmetic concerns. With a single treatment, you can bid farewell to a host of dental imperfections restoring your smile to its natural brilliance and enhancing your overall confidence. 

The key benefits of veneers include:

Versatility

By having veneers placed, you can correct gaps, chips, discolorations, unevenly shaped or small teeth, damaged teeth, and overlapping or crooked teeth. You save time and money by undergoing one treatment.

Improved esthetics

Unevenly shaped or sized teeth can disrupt the harmony of your smile. Veneers reshape and resize teeth, creating a more uniform, natural and symmetrical appearance that enhances your overall facial aesthetics. Patients will be able to choose from a variety of colors that best match their surrounding teeth.

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant: meaning they’ll stay white. Patients will not need to have whitening treatments. Composite veneers, on the other hand, can be stained like your natural teeth enamel. 

Protect from Tooth Sensitivity

For those who experience thin or damaged enamel, veneers can help protect your teeth from sensitivity. They act as a protective shield between the natural tooth and acidic food and drinks and temperature changes that cause painful sensitivity. 

Easily Replaceable

Eventually, when veneers wear out, they need to be replaced. Similar to the initial procedure, after removing the old veneers, the bonding agent will be filed away and impressions of your teeth are taken to make new veneers.

Are Veneers Right for Me? 

If you currently have healthy teeth that are free of gum disease, cavities, teeth grinding and other major issues but are not happy with some aspects of your smile, then you may be a good candidate for veneers. 

Depending on your dental health condition, you may consider getting a dental crown which is a thicker material that covers the whole tooth.

Speak to our Customer Care Team if you have any questions about veneers or would like a free quote.

What Is the Procedure for Getting Veneers?

A consultation with your dentist is needed to assess whether you are a good candidate for veneers and what type would be most suitable.

-Preparing the affected tooth usually involves shaving a thin layer of enamel, which is the outer protective layer of the tooth. This process is performed with utmost precision and care, ensuring that the removal is minimal and the integrity of your tooth structure is preserved. You may be given a local anesthetic or sedative to reduce any discomfort. 

-Impression of your mouth is taken to make customized veneers. Your dentist will have you select the desired shade to best match your natural teeth. Temporary veneers may be placed while you wait for your next dental appointment.

-The last stage is bonding the veneers to your teeth. A strong dental cement is generally used to permanently secure the veneers. 

You can schedule a follow-up appointment to have your new veneers and gums checked.

How to Clean Your Veneers

-Floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day just like you normally do. Be sure to brush around the veneer area by using non-abrasive toothpaste as it may damage their surface over time. 

-Veneers are very strong but they are not invincible. Refrain from biting hard objects with your front teeth, such as pens or fingernails to prevent early replacement. 

-Wearing a nightguard is highly recommended to protect veneers from getting chipped or damaged. Talk to your dentist about getting a custom-made night guard after the veneer treatment. 

-Make sure to see your dentist for regular checkups to keep your veneers and oral health in good condition. 

Getting Veneers Abroad: FAQs

Q. Is the veneer procedure painful?

A. It’s generally painless. Patients are given local anesthesia and should not feel discomfort during the procedure. Some may experience gums soreness afterwards but the pain is manageable by over-the-counter medicine.

Q. What are the risks of dental veneers?

A. The enamel on your teeth may need to be removed to make room for the veneers. They may also chip, crack and become loose.

Q. What is the minimum age for getting dental veneers?

A. Most dentists recommend at least 16-18 years of age, depending on your development and craniofacial growth. There is no maximum age limit for veneers.

Reasons to Book with Dental Departures


-Real patient reviews on our website to help you make informed decisions.

-Enjoy your trip without worries, we’ve done the hard work of carefully selecting the best dentists for you.

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International Organization for Standardization. Website accessed 28 November 2023.  https://www.iso.org/home.html 

Joint Commission International Organization. Website accessed 28 November  2023. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/

Veneers vs. Lumineers: What’s the Difference? Website accessed 28 November 2023. https://www.healthline.com/health/veneers-vs-lumineers

What to Know Before You Get Dental Veneers. Website accessed 28 November 2023. https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-veneers#preparation

What Are Dental Veneers? Benefits, Cost And More. Website accessed 28 November 2023. https://www.forbes.com/health/dental/dental-veneers/



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