The cost of dental veneers varies from each dentist and patient’s case. A heavily restored patient’s teeth, worn out teeth and any teeth set with insufficient enamel available for dental bonding or teeth too weak to fight functional forces. Also, where the spaces requiring closure are too wide to be closed just by increasing tooth width alone. Any discolouration of the tooth is critical to be masked by a small sheet of porcelain veneer and where thickening of the veneer would require extensive preparation into dentin. non-vital teeth for reasons of tooth weakness and the possibility of unfavourable, subsequent, colour changes. Affordable cost for dental veneers exclusive for Smile Members.
Types of Veneers
There are two types of dental veneers: resin-based composite veneers and ceramic veneers (sometimes called laminates).
Resin-based Composite Veneers
Resin-based Composite Veneers generally are placed in one appointment. After the tooth is prepared or reshaped, the dentist carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material in a colour that matches your other teeth. A special light is used to harden the composite. The veneer is smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth.
Ceramic Veneers are extremely thin shells made of strong and durable dental ceramics. The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the tooth. This makes room for the veneer and prevents the restored tooth from feeling or looking bulky or unnatural.
Next, the dentist makes an impression of the prepared teeth so that the shape of the preparations and surrounding teeth can be replicated in the dental laboratory. The dentist also looks for the shade that will best match or blend with the other teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory that makes the ceramic veneers to fit your teeth. This may take several days.
At the next visit, the dentist places the veneers on the teeth to check the fit and shape. After any adjustments, the teeth are cleaned and the ceramic veneers are bonded to the teeth with dental cement. Further adjustments may be done at a subsequent appointment.