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Dental veneers are one of the most common options for dental restoration these days. The dentist will create a thin porcelain laminate that will be attached to the tooth surface in order to cover the discolored, cracked, chipped teeth or to improve their shape and length.

The materials used, cost, and techniques of dental veneers at different dental clinics vary. That is why many people get confused when researching the cost of dental veneers. This article will provide you with the basics of veneers as well as their average costs for reference if you want to give this procedure a try.

Dental veneer overview

A veneer has the shape of a thin laminate whose color resembles that of real teeth. Veneers are attached in place to the front surface of teeth with a specialized dental adhesive. Dental veneers are typically used for front teeth. You can receive one or more veneers to improve your smile.

Unlike dental crowns, your teeth don’t need to be filed down for dental veneers. Your dentist will only remove about 0.5 millimeter of your enamel and create a porcelain veneer with the appropriate thickness to be attached to the tooth surface.

Before placing the veneer permanently on the tooth surface with a specialized adhesive (cement), your dentist will try it on your teeth to make adjustments if needed. To activate the chemicals in the cement, making it harden and ensuring its adhesiveness, your dentist will use a machine to shine a special light beam on it. Finally, the tooth with the new veneer will be cleaned and your bite will be evaluated and readjusted so that you won’t feel uncomfortable in your mouth.

dental veneers overview

When should you get dental veneers?

Dental veneers are usually recommended by dentists if a patient has:

  • Discolored teeth due to long-term use of Tetracycline antibiotics or other medications; teeth that have went through root canal treatment

  • Worn down teeth

  • Broken, cracked teeth

  • Misaligned, unevenly shaped teeth

  • Significant gaps between teeth

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

Dental veneers can bring you the following benefits:

  • Making teeth more even while preserving their natural appearance

  • Gum tissue is usually biocompatible with porcelain

  • Dental veneers are anti-staining

  • Brightening teeth

  • Non-complex procedure and possibly lower cost in comparison with dental crowns

Learn more: Should you get dental veneers?

What are the disadvantages of dental veneers?

Dental veneers also come with certain disadvantages, including:

  • Usually more expensive than dental fillings

  • The color of the veneers may not blend well with that of the original teeth, and hence, you will need to plan for tooth whitening before receiving dental veneers

  • The veneers can break off if you place extreme force on your teeth. Therefore, avoid biting your nails or chewing on pens, ice cubes, and other hard objects

  • You can still develop cavities after dental veneers if you don’t practice good dental care. If that is the case, you may need dental crowns

  • Dental veneers are not the preferred option for people with unhealthy teeth (due to problems like tooth decay, gums disease, etc.)

How long do dental veneers usually last?

Normally, dental veneers will remain stable for about 7 to 10 years. After that, you should visit your dentist to replace your dental veneers with new ones.

Dental veneers don’t require any special care. You only need to frequently practice good dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash on a daily basis to protect and keep your teeth shiny.

How much do dental veneers cost?

The cost of dental veneers varies depending on the materials used and the particular dental clinic of your choice. Before making the decision to get dental veneers, make sure to learn about the quality of different dental clinics and find a team of experienced dentists.

The East Rose Dental (Old Rose Dental Clinic) provides a dental veneer service at 5,000,000 - 6,500,000 per veneer. This is within the average price range for a high-quality veneer.

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