What are Dental Veneers & How They Are Used For Smile Makeover
Dental veneers, are basically like false fingernails that fit over the front and the edge of the teeth. They are designed basically to enhance and improve the color of the teeth, the size of the teeth, the shape of the teeth.
Teeth veneering is one of the most commonly used Cosmetic Dental procedures. They are used to give your teeth a perfect makeover and providing a dazzling smile.
This particular dental cosmetic treatment is also sometimes called as ‘Smile Makeover’ or ‘Hollywood Smile’
The Dental veneer is basically designed to fit over the front of the teeth and just slightly over the edge.
Teeth Veneers are basically made of two materials.
- Porcelain Veneers are made up of a glass-like substance also called ceramic.
- The porcelain veneers are the most lifelike, durable, and the prettiest form of veneer.
- Porcelain Veneers generally have to be made in the dental laboratory by one of our expert ceramic veneer technicians.
- Composite resin can be used as a second method. And they can also be made in the dental lab, but usually, they’re done by the cosmetic dentist chairside.
- The dentist uses his/her artistry, skill & knowledge to build the veneer up directly onto the patient’s tooth.
How Will Dental Veneer Look Natural
Dental veneers are made with a very skilled pair hands either the expert cosmetic dentist’s hands, for example, making composite veneers also called cosmetic bonding or the expert ceramic technicians that make porcelain veneers.
The skill of the craftsman & knowledge of making those two things is the most important factor in having them look natural.
The second most important factor is the patient’s desire. Some patients want very natural, very aesthetic results. So, enhancement of their teeth, but not necessarily to make them look artificial and that aesthetic choice is personal & varies person to person.
Some patients come and they want the most perfect set of white teeth or The Hollywood Smile. And they can look more cosmetic.
But again, that’s the choice of the patient and their desire, for what they want to look like.
A lot of it comes down to the skill of the Dentist and technicians that make the veneers. And they look as natural as the patient desires them to look.
What Is The Difference Between Dental Veneer And Cosmetic Bonding
Dental bonding consists of teeth color dental filling material, which is added to the tooth to restore missing tooth structure, bulk out a tooth, or lengthen it.
Dental veneers are thin ceramic facings that are made out of the mouth in the dental laboratory and they can create shape, color, size, changes of the tooth, missing tooth structure, and give you a perfect Hollywood smile.
Dental veneers are better in terms of aesthetics than dental bonding. Dental bonding is a fine resin than we can polish up, but can sometimes look a little bit mapped. Dental veneers are designed to have the same fractional light bounce off the surface of it, compared to the tooth, so it looks very, very natural.
A lot of the artistry & skill comes in the ability of the dentist to provide the bonding of the veneers. And if it’s veneers, the dental technician who has crafted these tailor-made veneers for you.
How Much Do Composite Bonding Or Dental Veneers Cost
The cost of dental veneers depends on a lot of factors.
Type Of Veneer.
Whether they are made by porcelain in a dental lab by a trained dental technician or they are veneers that are made chairside using composite resin often done purely by the dentist directly on the tooth.
Because of the added laboratory costs and expensive bonding materials Dental veneers will carry an extra cost, whereas composite resin veneers often don’t carry that fee and are usually about half the price of the porcelain veneers or even less.
Quality Of Material
The cost of dental cosmetic veneers will also depend very much on quality. That might be the quality of the craftsmanship & material. So that could be the dentist, their experience and skill in doing that particular treatment, or the craftsmanship and quality of the dental technician or the ceramist who makes the porcelain veneers.
Complexity of Procedure
The desire of the patient to look as perfect as possible, the complexity or the difficulty of the case for that particular patient any additional dental procedure required to get the optimal results such as gum therapy or tooth fillings will also have a bearing on the cost.
Number of Veneers
And often the number of veneers done per procedure will also determine the cost. For example, if you’re having multiple teeth veneer, the individual cost of the veneer comes down. So, it really varies and it will vary from person to person.
The composite veneer will cost anywhere from Rs 2500 to 6000 INR currently and you may pay anywhere from Rs 6000 to 15000 INR per tooth for a porcelain veneer.
Veneers are designed to enhance the shape, dimension, and color of your teeth and are a popular and routine cosmetic dental procedure.