Dental Veneers in Europe. Price Comparison
In this article you will read about:
- Types of Dental Veneers
- Dental Veneers Price
- Dental Veneers Benefits and Risks
- How Long Dental Veneers Last?
- How to Take Care of Veneers?
What are Dental Veneers?
Types of Dental Veneers
Materials used for dental veneers are porcelain or also resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than resin veneers, and porcelain veneers look more natural. Dental veneer treatment usually takes three visits to the dentist – the first one for a consultation and the other two to make and apply the veneers.
What Problems Dental Veneers Fix?
Veneers are usually used to fix:
- Discolored teeth due to:
- root canal treatment
- stains from tetracycline or other drugs
- large resin fillings
- excessive fluoride
- other causes
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
Diagnosis and Treatment with Veneers
Preparation for Veneers
Keep in mind that veneers are permanent because, in order to get them, the dentist will have to shave off a big part of your natural tooth, reshaping it to fit the thickness of the veneer. You can use numbing medications to not feel any discomfort. After, the dentist will make a mode of your tooth which is sent to a dental laboratory, and used to make the veneer. It usually takes around 2-4 weeks for the veneers to be ready. In the meantime, you can have temporary veneers.
Dental Veneer Benefits
- Natural tooth appearance
- Gums tolerates porcelain well
- Color selection to make dark teeth appear whiter
- Don't require as much shaping as crowns do, while being stronger and look better
Dental Veneer Risks
- The process cannot be undone
- Veneers are more expensive
- Veneers usually can’t be repaired if they crack or chip
- Because of reshaping, the removed enamel can make your teeth more sensitive
- Veneers may not be the same as the color of your other teeth. Also, the veneer's color cannot be altered once it’s in place. If you want to whiten your teeth, you need to do this before veneers.
- Rare times, veneers can move and fall off. To reduce the chance of this happening, do not bite your nails, chew on pencils, ice, or any hard objects
- Teeth with veneers can still develop decay, which may need full coverage of the tooth with a crown
- Veneers are not a good choice for people with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay or persisting gum disease), weakened teeth (from fracture, decay, large dental fillings), or if you don't have sufficient enamel on the tooth surface
- People who clench and grind their teeth are also not good candidates for porcelain veneers, as this can lead to veneers chipping or cracking
Dental Veneer Lifespan
Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. Some may last 20+ years. The lifespan of veneers depends on the quality of materials, craftsmanship, and how well you take care of them. After this time, the veneers should be replaced.
Dental Veneer Aftercare
Dental veneers do not require any special care. Follow your usual good oral hygiene, like brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash.
Even though porcelain veneers are resistant to stains, it is recommended to avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (coffee, tea, red wine) and also smoking.
How Much Dental Veneers Cost in Europe?
- Hungary - 400$/tooth
- Poland - 370$/tooth
- Germany - 500$/ tooth
- France - 570$/tooth
- The UK - 1300$/tooth
- Switzerland - 1700$/tooth
- Spain - 600$/tooth