Overview of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers in Mexico can be a great solution for a bright smile. They cover damaged or injured teeth by fitting a shell-like cover over the teeth to fill in gaps, smoothen the surface, protect tooth enamel worn by age, or even straighten uneven alignment, cracks, and chipped teeth.
The Materials Used in Dental Veneers
Porcelain and Composite Resin Veneers
The most common types of dental veneers used today are porcelain or composite resin veneers. These are both strong, long lasting and help protect the teeth against further damage, as well as offering a brighter, more beautiful smile, clearer speech and chewing function.
The porcelain veneers are created and designed in a dental technician’s laboratory. They are more durable as they can last for 12-25 years. Composite veneers can be created at the same time as your dental visit and can last 4 – 8 years. Unlike their porcelain counterparts, composites require maintenance because they chip. The cost less and their porcelain veneers cost more but they are more durable and rarely require maintenance.
The Dental Veneers Procedure:
First, the dentist will assess your teeth and find the right tooth color and will later show the photographs of expected results.
Your tooth is then reshaped to provide a customized fit for the dental veneer. Then, your dentist will make impressions of the teeth from a mold. This mold or impression will be sent to a dental laboratory for the creation of customized dental veneers. While waiting for the permanent veneers, patients may be fitted with temporary veneers to help protect the surface of the teeth.
During the second visit, usually one or two days later, the dentist removes the temporary veneers and places the final veneers on the surface of the teeth, adjusting its fit for optimal function and appearance. Dentists may use a variety of techniques to produce, bond and adjust veneers on the teeth.
In most cases, veneers last for years with proper care, and patients are recommended to engage in regular dental cleanings and examinations to help promote veneer longevity.
The best candidates for dental veneers include patients who/have:
- Teeth that are severely discoloured or stained
- Teeth that are chipped or misshapen
- Teeth that are worn down with age
- Teeth that are uneven and misaligned
- Teeth that have gaps
- Grind their teeth
- Want a “hollywood smile”
Benefits of dental veneers:
- It conceals stains caused by food and fluoride.
- It also covers teeth imperfections such as cracks or chips.
- It straightens and lengthens the teeth.
- It also covers discoloured tooth fillings.
- Veneers are also stain proof, highly resilient and natural in appearance.
- Improves the overall appearance of the patient especially their teeth.
- It protects the tooth’s surface from further damage.
- It also protects the weakened teeth that has damaged or lost enamel.
Cost of Dental Veneers in Mexico
The cost of dental veneers will vary on a lot of factors. This includes the professional fee of the cosmetic dentist, the location where the treatment is performed, the skill of the ceramist making the veneers, the type of material used (porcelain is more expensive than composite ones), even the number of teeth being treated as well as the severity of the patient’s case.
In general, the cost of composite veneers in the US can cost anywhere from $250 – $1,500 per tooth same with Canada while porcelain veneers cost higher and starts from $1,200 – $2,600 while it is $1,000 – $1,200 in Canada.
In Mexican cities such as Los Algodones, the starting price for composite veneers is $180 while it ranges from $200 – $275 for porcelain veneers. You can also opt for Zirconia veneers which is priced at $400 for a single tooth. There is an available Porcelain Veneers Package that already includes transportation assistance from airport to clinic and back, hotel accommodations at the Hacienda Los Algodones with rates as low as $30 per night exclusively for dental patients. A FREE shuttle service between the clinic and hotel will also be provided. Another nearby city you can visit to avail of veneers is Tijuana where porcelain veneers are priced at $310 – $350.