Dental veneers and Lumineers (also known as dental laminates) are a thin teeth cover of tooth-colored material that covers the front teeth. These are used to fill teeth gap, for teeth whitening and to fix broken teeth. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth to correct their color, shape, size, or length. It is a type of thin tooth crown.
Veneers last for over 20 years and require very less trimming of the tooth. Lumineers do not require any trimming of the tooth. Veneers and Lumineers cost INR ₹ 7000 per tooth. These are permanently fixed to the teeth and can not be removed.
Veneers are permanent solution for teeth whitening, to fill teeth gaps, remove stains, remove tooth discoloration and to fix broken or chipped teeth.
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.
Traditional veneers can cost an average of €825.56 to €2231.25 per tooth and can last 10 to 15 years. No-prep veneers cost around €714.00 to €1785.00 per tooth and last between 5 to 7 years. In the long-term, traditional veneers are often the most cost-effective option.
At Dr. Madhvi’s dental clinic and implant center, veneers are placed at a very affordable costs. Click here for cost of various types of veneers.
dental veneer costs $100 per tooth. This is the total cost of placing a veneer on the tooth. It includes initial consultation with doctor, surgery cost, post-surgery checkup etc.
Veneers are used to permanently correct teeth gaps, tooth color, broken teeth and teeth alignment and shape. If more than one veneer is required to correct the smile then the cost of a single veneer treatment is multiplied by the number of veneer placed on teeth.
For example, if a veneers set of 6-teeth set is placed, then its cost will be 6 X $100 = $600.
Veneer are made using automated CAD/CAM technology that gives best fitting and accuracy. Veneers are made of either Porcelain (Zirconia), Composite, or Lumineers. However, porcelain veneer are the best because of their strength, aesthetics and long-term durability.
Veneers and Lumineers are placed in 2 visits at a gap of 7 days.
First Visit: the doctor does a thorough checkup and makes impressions of mouth. In case of veneers impression is made after reducing the teeth, whereas for Lumineers, impressions are made without tooth reduction
Second Visit: It takes around 5-7 days for the lab to prepare the veneers. And they are glued to the teeth surface using very strong chemical.
After the alterations, the veneers are cleaned and bonded to the teeth using a special cement which solidifies with blue light
Which is better Veneers or Lumineers?
Lumineers are completely non-invasive, thus are better unless of course otherwise decided by the dentist.
What is the difference between veneer and a crown?
veneers are thin shell-like covering only on the front of the tooth, where as crowns cover the tooth like a cap.
Can veneers or lumminers come off?
Veneers and lumineers do not come off easily. In case if they do because of any accident or injury, they can be easily put back by the dentist.
Who should get veneers done?
Anyone with stained or broken or chipped teeth, can improve their smile with veneers or lumineers. Mildly irregular or gaps between teeth can easily be corrected by veneers and lumineers.
Will the veneers improve shade of my teeth?
definitely, veneers are mostly use to permanently improve the color of teeth and hence brighten your smile. And therefore one does not need teeth whitening.
Do veneers cause tooth sensitivity?
Generally, veneers require very minimal trimming of teeth, causing negligible to no sensitivity. However, Lumineers require no cutting of teeth, thus sensitivity can not occur.
Are they painful?
The whole procedure of placing veneers starting right from the tooth reduction, till the time veneers are placed, is completely painless. It might cause some sensitivity while the tooth is being prepared but that can be taken care off by an anesthetic. After the veneers are placed, you might feel uncomfortable for few hours or a couple of days. This happens because the lips and tongue need some time to adjust to the new size of the teeth. Overall it is a very pleasant cosmetic procedure.