Dental veneers are thin and customized shells made of
porcelain or composite resin and designed to cover the front surface of teeth
to improve their appearance by changing or enhancing the look of stained,
chipped, broken, or undesired teeth. These shells which are bonded to the front
of the teeth can change the color, shape, size, or length of the teeth
depending on the patients need. The purpose of veneers are usually cosmetic,
but it may also be preferred as part of an overall dental makeover that includes
treatment for gum disease. If the veneers are to be replaced by a broken or
chipped tooth, only one or two veneers may be sufficient, but six to eight
dental veneers may also be provided to create a harmonic, symmetrical smile.
The most commonly performed veneers procedure involves the upper-anterior eight
Who Is This For?
Potential Risks & Side Effects
There is no recovery time needed after getting veneers. Patients typically resume working the same day or the next day after they get their dental veneers.
Success Rate: 91%
How Does it Work?
Dental veneers are thin covers which are specially crafted to fit your tooth, to correct the aesthetic issues. Veneers are typically made from ceramic or composite resin materials, which are then bonded to your teeth with a specially formulated dental cement.
What Does a Porcelain Veneer Procedure Involve?
If you are undergoing the veneers procedure at your local dentist, the process may take a few weeks to complete. But if you travel abroad for the treatment, it will only take 5 to 10 days to complete the surgery.
We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices.
1. Consultation with the dentist
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. He/she will examine your teeth and then will decide if veneers are suitable for you. Sometimes patients think they need veneers when there is another procedure that is perfect for their condition. During the one-on-one consultation session with your dentist, he/she will inform you about the details of the Veneers procedure.
However, foreign patients are required to have send photos of their teeth as well as dental history before they even travel. After examining the photos, you will have a detailed discussion about the whole procedure with your dentist. Once you both agree on details, the dentist will start to prepare you for the procedure.
2. Preparing the teeth
When preparing the porcelain veneers procedure, your dentist takes an impression of each of the teeth to determine the final shape and look. These impressions are then used by a laboratory to custom-make the porcelain shells that will be cemented to the teeth.
3. Placing the veneers
After the final custom shells are received from the lab, your dentist carefully removes a very thin layer (usually in less than a millimeter) of original enamel from the surface of each tooth. This is done for creating a roughened surface on the front of the teeth that will bond easily to the cement, allowing the porcelain veneer to sit flush against the natural tooth and not to appear protruding abnormally.
Finally, your dentist will use a special light to harden the cement quickly in-office, this allows you to use your new teeth as soon as the procedure finishes. After this precise working, you can even start eating normally once you leave their last procedure appointment.
What Should I Expect from a Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
Things You Should Do Before the Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Is The Porcelain Veneer Procedure Painful?
There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?
Porcelain veneers provide excellent aesthetic results and satisfying longevity which is generally 10 to 15 years. After this time, they need to be replaced by a new procedure.
Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?
The whitening gels only work on natural teeth and have no effect on porcelain surfaces.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.