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Are Veneers Worth The Cost?


The price varies according to the type of facets chosen, ranging from 200 to 400 pounds for resin or about 800 to 1300 pounds for porcelain.

Here’s What the Veneers Process Is Like

Both porcelain veneers and dental contact lenses are ceramic restorations that are “placed” (cemented) on the front surface of the teeth, to recreate the smile naturally and harmoniously. However, what differentiates them is the thickness of the ceramic and the preparation of the tooth. The dentist also says that ‘dental contact lenses’ is the popular name for ceramic veneers that are ultra-thin (0.3 to 0.5 mm). These facets allow the tooth not to be so worn, because they are very thin, thus leaving a larger tooth structure intact.

However, they differ from porcelain veneers, because they are thicker (around 7mm) and serve to correct major defects in dental color, shape, or positioning. In addition, it requires greater dental wear, which can reach up to 1.5mm. The entire process of preparing the tooth and cementing the facets is performed under local anesthesia, generating minimal discomfort and pain for the patient”.

The laminated veneers, or dental contact lens, are thin sheets of porcelain or some other tooth-colored composite, which are bonded with cement over the surface of your natural tooth. They are a simple way to solve a variety of physical and aesthetic problems. As they are permanent, it will be necessary to carefully analyze the advantages and disadvantages of performing the procedure before deciding to place the facets. Six considerations need to be made and discussed with your dentist.

Temporary Veneers & Trial Smiles

Temporary veneers are clip-on veneers that slide over your existing teeth, similar to a mouthguard. These veneers hide any imperfections in your smile and give you a stunning, beautiful, natural shiny smile.

The trial smile is a provisional temporary smile that is placed on prepared teeth. It allows you to “test-drive” your new smile before you commit to making long-term changes. This extra stage in the smile design process ensures that the outcome of your dental treatment will meet your expectations.

The Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

The advantages to porcelain veneers are:


  • Porcelain is our most ‘natural’ looking enamel replacement material because it replicates many of the same properties as enamel. For example, enamel has a property called translucency (where light can enter and be reflected out). Porcelain has that same characteristic and can be varied by the master ceramist to blend with the surrounding teeth.


  • Porcelain veneers are bonded to the underlying tooth structure. Because of this, there is a chemical adhesion to the tooth and the veneer on a microscopic level.

Lack of staining:

  • Unlike bonding or natural teeth, porcelain veneers do not stain because of the material (essentially a glass-ceramic). Additionally, porcelain veneers are glazed in an oven as the final process in their fabrication so this prevents (or minimizes) staining.


  • Besides using metal in your mouth, porcelain systems today are the strongest materials we have.

Nothing in dentistry is perfect though. There are some disadvantages associated with porcelain veneers:

Not stronger than enamel:

  • It’s a myth that porcelain is good for people who have chipped or broken their teeth through grinding (or chewing ice, etc). Porcelain is not stronger than enamel. So basically anything that could chip or break a natural tooth will do the same to porcelain. In many instances, we mandate a night guard in our cases to ensure protection on your investment.

What are teeth veneers?

This finish ensures teeth look better when smiling. In this way, the facets act as a kind of cover for the teeth. They are glued to the front of the teeth that have aesthetic problems, such as stains, cracks, with spacing or misalignment.

What is the function of a veneer?

The permanent Veneers are, without a doubt, modern dentistry’s best way to replicate nature. That is always the goal of cosmetic dentistry- to replicate nature, not try to improve upon it. Porcelain Venners are not the only option for changing one’s smile but are commonly used when a patient wants to gain a lot of control of their smile (change color, size, shape, etc).

  1. What procedure is less expensive than veneers?

The cost of aesthetic treatments using facets made with resin is relatively cheaper compared to those made with porcelain. But it is also important to consider the appointment of the dentist and the type of procedure required and the durability of the material in the event of fractures and stains.

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