Dental Veneers and Lumineers

Dental veneers and Lumineers (also known as porcelain dental laminates) are a thin cover of teeth. It is made from a tooth-colored material that covers the front side of the  teeth. These are used to remove gaps in teeth, fix broken teeth, correct crooked teeth, and teeth whitening.

Veneers are permanently placed (glued) on the front surface of the teeth to correct the color, shape, size, and length of the teeth. Veneers last for over 20 years.

Benefits of Dental Veneers


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

  • 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
Crooked Teeth
Gaps in Teeth
Broken Tooth
Teeth Whitening

Advantages and Disadvantages of Veneers


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


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

Types of Veneers

Veneers are of three types:

These are strong and require no trimming of teeth.

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

These are very weak, and not recommended. Composite veneers break very easily.


  • Lumineers is a very thin veneers of 0.2 mm in thickness.
  • Lumineers require no tooth reduction. It is the most non-invasive type of veneers.
  • The tooth might feel 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 veneers.
  • Lumineers last for around 10 years. Life of Lumineers is more than composite veneers but slightly less than porcelain veneers.
  • Lumineers cost slightly more than porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers (E-Max)

  • Porcelain veneers are 0.5 mm in thickness
  • Porcelain veneers are placed after slight tooth reduction.
  • Porcelain veneers are the strongest tooth veneers and last for 20 years.
  • Porcelain 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 veneers.
  • These cost more than composite veneers, and slightly less than lumineers.
  • These are very difficult to break or crack.
  • Veneers and lumineers both are equally good, and cost almost the same.

Composite Veneers

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

Veneers Vs Lumineers

Porcelain Veneers (E-Max)

  • Porcelain veneers are 0.5 mm in thickness
  • Porcelain veneers are stronger than lumineers and last 20+ years.
  • Porcelain veneers require mild tooth reduction


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

Composite Vs Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

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

Composite Veneers

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

Procedure for Placing Veneers

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 case of veneers, the impression is taken after reducing the teeth, whereas for lumineers, impression is taken without tooth reduction. The first visits takes 30-60 minutes. Veneers are made in 2-3 days.

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

The second visit takes a longer time because each veneer or lumineer takes 20-30 minutes to apply on one tooth. So, if you have multiple 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.

Cost of Dental Veneers is - $ 90 per tooth


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


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 veneers in USA = $ 1260 X total number of veneers

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

Example, for 10 veneers, the cost will be:






Cost in USA

$ 1680

$ 1260 X 10

$ 12600

Cost outside of USA

$ 1260

$ 90 X 10

$ 900

Read more about cost of veneers here.

Low Cost and Affordable Veneers

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.


Frequently Asked Questions​


Question: Is it painful to place 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.


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 veneers last?
Answer: Dental veneers last for more than 20 years.


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 veneers look like natural teeth?
Answer: Yes, veneers look like natural teeth.

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