Dental Veneers and Lumineers

Dental veneers and Lumineers (also known as porcelain dental laminates) are a thin cover of teeth. These are made from a tooth-colored material that covers the front side of the teeth.

Dental veneers are permanently placed (glued) on the front surface of the teeth to correct the color, shape, size, and length of the teeth. Dental veneers are of three types: Dental Lumineers, Porcelain dental veneers, and Composite dental veneers.

Dental veneers are used to remove gaps in teeth, fix broken teeth, correct crooked teeth, and teeth whitening. These last for over 20 years.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

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Dental veneers are a permanent solution for teeth whitening, remove stains on teeth, remove teeth gaps, and fix broken teeth.

  • Dental veneers last very long, over 20 years
  • It is a completely painless procedure
  • It is permanent and non-removable
  • It can be done in 3-4 days
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Uses of Dental Veneers

Crooked Teeth
Gaps in Teeth
Broken Tooth
Teeth Whitening

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Veneers

Advantages

  • Dental veneers give a very natural smile because these are thin and translucent and fit perfectly on teeth.
  • Dental veneers can be used as a quick alternative to dental braces for mild cases of crooked teeth or gaps in teeth.
  • Dental veneers do not stain or discolor.
  • Dental veneers fix broken teeth.

Disadvantages

  • Porcelain dental veneers require tooth reduction, but, dental Lumineers do not require tooth reduction.
  • Porcelain dental veneers might cause tooth sensitivity, but dental Lumineers do not cause tooth sensitivity.
  • It takes 3-4 days to prepare and apply dental veneers in the mouth.

Types of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are of three types:

These are strong and require no trimming of teeth.

These are the strongest, but require a little trimming of teeth.

These are very weak and break very easily. These are not recommended.

Lumineers

  • Lumineers are very thin dental veneers of 0.2 mm in thickness.
  • Lumineers require no tooth reduction and are non-invasive.
  • The tooth might feel a bit heavy for some time because Lumineers are placed without any tooth reduction, but after a few days, the heaviness does not feel.
  • It is the most non-invasive type of dental veneers.
  • Lumineers cost slightly more than porcelain dental veneers.
  • Lumineers last for around 10 years. The life of Lumineers is more than composite dental veneers but slightly less than porcelain dental veneers.

Porcelain Dental Veneers

  • Porcelain dental veneers are 0.5 mm in thickness
  • These are placed after a slight tooth reduction.
  • These are the strongest and last for 20 years.
  • These cost more than composite dental veneers, and slightly less than Lumineers.
  • These are very difficult to break or crack.
  • Dental veneers and Lumineers both are equally good, and cost almost the same.
  • Porcelain dental veneers give a perfect shape and size without making teeth heavy because a small amount of tooth surface is removed to make space for the dental veneers.

Composite Dental Veneers

  • Composite dental veneers are made using a dental cement that is used in tooth filling. The cement is directly applied to the tooth surface.
  • These generally require a single visit.
  • These are cheaper than porcelain dental veneers and Lumineers.
  • These tend to stain and don’t look very natural.
  • These do not require trimming of teeth and are non-invasive.
  • These break or fracture much more easily than porcelain dental veneers and Lumineers. Composite dental veneers last for around 3 years.

Dental Veneers Vs Lumineers

Porcelain Dental Veneers

  • Porcelain dental veneers are 0.5 mm in thickness
  • These last for 20+ years.
  • These require mild tooth reduction

Lumineers

  • Lumineers are 0.2 mm to 0.3 mm in thickness
  • Lumineers last for 10 years
  • Lumineers require no tooth reduction

Composite Vs Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain Dental Veneers

  • Porcelain dental veneers last for 20 years
  • These do not discolor or stain
  • These are strong and don’t break easily
  • These cost more than composite dental veneers
  • These require mild tooth reduction

Composite Dental Veneers

  • Composite dental veneers last for 3 years
  • These discolor very soon
  • These tend to break often
  • These are cheaper than porcelain dental veneer
  • These do not require tooth reduction

Procedure for Placing Dental Veneers

Dental veneers and Lumineers are placed in 3-4 days in two parts.

First Visit: In the first visit, the dentist does a complete checkup and takes an impression of the mouth. In the case of dental veneers, the impression is taken after reducing the teeth, whereas for Lumineers, an impression is taken without tooth reduction. The first visit takes 30-60 minutes. Dental veneers are made in 2-3 days.

Second Visit: After a gap of 2-3 days, in the second visit, the dental veneers are permanently glued to the surface of the teeth using a very strong chemical.

The second visit takes a longer time because each dental veneer or Lumineer takes 20-30 minutes to apply on one tooth. So, if you need multiple dental veneers then it can take up to 7-8 hours to apply on all teeth.

Precautions after Treatment

  • Eat soft food for 24 hours after the surgery
  • Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours after surgery
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not spit or gargle or rinse harshly for 24 hours
  • Take prescribed medicine on time
  • Keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Equipment Used to Make Tooth Crowns, Dental Veneers, Dental Bridge

CAD / CAM Machine

Equipment

A CAD / CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) machine is used to manufacture tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material. This machine has high accuracy and is completely automatic.

Intra-oral Scanner

An intra-oral scanner takes a 3D image of the mouth. This 3D image is directly sent to the CAD / CAM machine that makes tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material, that fits perfectly on the tooth.

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Cost of Dental Veneers is - $ 90 per tooth

Veneers

Multiple dental veneers are used in the dental treatment. Each tooth requires one dental veneer. Therefore, the total cost of dental veneers is calculated by multiplying the cost of one dental veneer with the total number of dental veneers.

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Cost Calculation

The average cost of dental veneers is $ 1260 per tooth in USA and $ 90 per tooth outside of USA at our clinic.

Total cost of dental veneers in USA = $ 1260 X total number of dental veneers

Total cost of dental veneers outside of USA = $ 90 X total number of dental veneers

Example, for 10 dental veneers, the cost will be:

Calculation

Cost

Calculation

Total

Cost in USA

$ 1260 X 10

$ 12600

Cost outside of USA

$ 90 X 10

$ 900

  • El costo en USA:

$ 1260 X 10

: $ 12600

  • El costo fuera de USA:

$ 90 X 10

: $ 900

Read more about cost of dental veneers here.

Low Cost and Affordable Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 3-4 days for the dental treatment.

For example, at our clinic, the cost of dental veneers is $ 90 per tooth which is 14 times lower than the average cost of $ 1260 per tooth in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

Read more about dental tourism here.

Read more about affordable dental veneers here.

Frequently Asked Questions​

FAQ

Question: Is it painful to place dental veneers on teeth?

Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.

Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.

FAQ

Question: How many days are required for the complete procedure of dental veneers?
Answer: The complete procedure of dental veneers takes 3-4 days at our clinic.

Question: How long do the dental veneers last?
Answer: Dental veneers last for more than 20 years.

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Question: Do I need to visit the dentist more often after the treatment?
Answer: No, you do not need to visit the dentist more often, after the treatment is over.

Question: Do dental veneers look like natural teeth?
Answer: Yes, dental veneers look like natural teeth.

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