Dental veneers are a thin, custom-made porcelain layer, which covers the front surface of the teeth. This procedure is quick and effective for dental issues such as stained or discolored teeth, broken or chipped teeth, and even filling the gap-toothed.
What is a dental veneer? And How Are Veneers Done? It is the most efficient and quickest dental procedure to change the appearance of the teeth in terms of color and shape.
A dental veneer is a cosmetic treatment, which creates a very natural look on your teeth. Depending on the patients’ needs, they can choose to do a veneer only to a tooth, some of them, or all teeth.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneer offers a natural look if you have dental issues such as misshapen, chipped, or discolored teeth. A dental veneer can be the best cosmetic solution for you, which is long-lasting and good-looking. The porcelain can vary in terms of color.
Therefore, you can choose a whiter color to have a Hollywood smile. In addition, the porcelain reflects the light the same way natural teeth do, which will help you achieve a natural-looking smile. Also, porcelain is very resistant compared to composite veneers. It can last for many years and still have a great look.
Side Effects of a Dental Veneer
As with any other procedure, veneers have some side effects or disadvantages. The main disadvantage is that the veneer is nonreversible, so you cannot go back to the natural teeth after using a veneer. To put a veneer, the first layer of the tooth will be gone,
which means that you have to stick to veneers forever. This procedure is also pricy, but the good news is it lasts for a lifetime. Teeth can become sensitive because the enamel is removed. Therefore, a veneer is not a good choice for people with dental issues such as decay or gum disease, weak teeth, or less enamel on the surface of the teeth.
If you choose veneer only for one tooth, this may not match the color with the others, so you may need to opt for a whitening procedure before doing a dental veneer.
Why are veneers so expensive?
There are two types of veneers: porcelain and composite veneers. Porcelain is the most expensive because of many reasons.
First of all, the material is very resistant and provides a natural look to your teeth. If you want to have a Hollywood smile, you should choose a porcelain veneer.
A dental veneer is considered a cosmetic procedure, so sometimes, the price cannot be covered by insurance.
According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, a dental veneer procedure can cost $200 and $700 per tooth.
In Turkey, the prices are more affordable than other places in Europe, even though the medical service is the same or even better.
The cost of your veneers depends very much on many factors, such as what type you want, how many teeth you need, and the dentist’s experience.
HayatMed Clinic, located in Istanbul, is highly experienced in performing Dental Veneers with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations. Click here for more information about the exact price. Click here to get more information about Dental Veneers or go back to the HayatMed Medical Blog.