Dental veneers

Dental veneers


Last update: 08 April 2019

This is a dental procedure which can also be referred to as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. It is a wafer-thin, specially designed shell of tooth-colored materials which are made for the purpose of protecting the front surface of the teeth in order to enhance their look. The shells are attached to the front of the teeth which brings about a change of color, shape, size and or length of the teeth.

The dental veneers can be crafted or produced from porcelain or from resin composite materials. The porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains better than resin veneers and they better imitate the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Before opting for this dental procedure, make sure you have a discussion with your dentist concerning the best choice of veneer material.

Some of the dental problems which can be addressed by dental veneers include discolored teeth, worn-out teeth, broken or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth and teeth with a gap between them (spacious teeth) to close the space between these teeth.

Who is an ideal candidate for dental veneers?

Suitable patients for dental veneers or porcelain veneers are those looking for ways to address several structural or cosmetic problems affecting their teeth, examples are chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignment and discoloration.

When you go for consultations, there will be a need for you to take part in the “smile design process”. You will be allowed to select your preferred shape, length, width and color of the veneers and the change in the appearance of your smile. All you need to do is to offer a helping hand by ensuring that your treatment will meet your expectations. The most vital thing during veneer consultation is for your dentist to understand your goals.

What you should know about dental veneer procedure?

The dental veneer procedure can be brought to completion in just one or two visits. The visits are broad and it may require many hours of examination and preparation of teeth. Dental practice usually offers services that can include sedation and audio-visual distractions. Dental spas even provide massages and other services which will help the patient to relax and feel comfortable.

The importance of the diagnostic and examination phase of treatment cannot be underestimated as they help to reveal any oral health issues which must be treated prior to veneer replacement. You and your dentist will also work in tandem to pick the best teeth color that suits you from a special shade chart. Imaging technology can also be used in providing you with the preview of your expected results, in addition to this, before and after images can also permit you to view other successful cases. After a successful examination, what follows is the treatment and the customized plan designed.

Step by step details of dental veneer

This procedure involves some of steps. In the beginning, you will be given a local anesthetic this will make you be comfortable amid tooth preparation and installation of the veneer. After this, your natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it by making use of a small handheld rotational cutting device known as a bur for optimum fit. There are different shapes and sizes of the burs and this diversity in shape and size will allow exact and minimal shaping of the tooth before placement.

In the event that your treatment involves direct composite resin veneers, your dentist will apply the appropriate shaded composite to your teeth, shape the material and harden it by making use of a high-intensity light. Additional layers of a composite can be applied so as to build the veneer to the right shape, length and suitable for your smile. When all the composites are placed, the veneers are finished and polished with burs and polished to create a vibrant and realistic smile.

If your treatment needs porcelain veneers, an impression of your teeth will be done by your dentist from whom the mold of your mouth will be made. This impression can be sent by an external dental laboratory where veneers are professionally produced.  A lot of dentists have an in-house dental laboratory and technicians for providing restorative and aesthetic treatments in less time. Other dentists have chair side CAD/CAM technology and can make a veneer in just a single visit.

Dental veneers usually require two visits.

One visit veneers is also possible with latest tools and equipments.

Recovery and Post-Procedure Care

Veneers are known for their durability and they have been shown to last for a long period of years before calling for a replacement. After this procedure, it is important that you stay connected with your dentist and hygienist for regular examinations and in addition to this, dental cleansing is important for maintaining a healthy mouth and the longevity of your restorations.

In order to minimize the risk of damage, avoid biting or chewing hard substances like nut shells or bones, and also avoid opening or tearing pieces of stuff with your teeth.

Brushing and flossing should be done normally. Since veneers are very easy to polish, the risk of their staining with food or drink after the process is greatly reduced.

Cost of dental veneer

The difference in the cost of veneer depends on your country of residence and it is also determined by the degree of your procedure. In general, the costs of veneer vary between $1,000 and $2,000 per tooth. Veneer costs are usually not covered by insurance. To make sure, check with your specific dental insurance company. Some of the factors that contributed to the cost of dental veneers include the type of veneers, the geographical location of the dental office and the experience of a dentist.

  • Dental veneers in Croatia cost between 180 – 500 €.
  • Dental veneers in Serbia cost between 150 – 450 €.
  • Dental veneers in Bosnia and Herzegovina cost between 150 – 400 €.

Why you choose medical tourism

In the event that your teeth is chipped, partially broken, cracked or heavily discolored, you may need to consider dental veneer treatment. Dental veneers are known for the excellent cosmetic solution it provides; especially if you are feeling some form of dissatisfaction with your current dental smile. Since treatment of dental veneers can be very expensive, more and more people are thinking about getting it abroad. Among the main destinations that you can visit as dental tourism are Europe with Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with affordable prices and state-of-the-art equipment.