- by Dr. Ravneet Dhillon
- December 11, 2023
Dental veneers are a revolutionary dental procedure that can transform the look of your smile. You have the choice of picking between different types of veneers. Each type of veneer will bring different kinds of results.
In this post, you will discover veneers before and after Impact, benefits, types, cons, cost, pop-on veneers, and all things that help you choose a suitable veneer.
Here is what you can expect with veneers before and after
Let us find out more about the types of veneers.
What Are Types Of Veneers?
Here’s the information about common types of veneers, their benefits, costs, cons, and before-and-after effects:
1. Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin, customized shells that give you a corrected smile. These shells can change your teeth’ size, color, and shape. Porcelain veneers are sturdy and may last many years if you care for them. They are trendy because they are stain-resistant and bring a very authentic look.
Many people prefer porcelain veneers over other types of dental treatment because the results are better and may last longer.
Here are the benefits of getting porcelain veneers
- Matches with your natural teeth
- Resistant to stains
- Sturdy and durable
- Minimum chances of cracking or chipping
- Real tooth-like texture
- Doesn’t negatively affect surrounding teeth
- Very little plaque with regular dental care
- It may last between 8-15 years
Here are the cons of getting porcelain veneers
- It costs more compared to other types of veneers
- The process is more extensive and invasive
What is the cost of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers may cost between $900 and $2500 per tooth.
2. Composite Veneers: Before and After
These are some of the most popular veneers. They are crafted with composite resin. It is a blend of organic and inorganic materials. This material is strong but not as strong as porcelain.
However, composite veneers are more affordable than porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers are popular because they blend well with your natural teeth.
They don’t last as long as traditional porcelain veneers.
These are the benefits of getting composite veneers
- They are pretty solid and durable
- Minimum enamel removal compared to porcelain veneers
- Blends well with natural teeth
- Minimum chance of gum tissue damage
- More affordable compared to porcelain veneers
- It can be repaired if needed
- You can get them in a single visit
- It may last between 5 to 7 years if taken care of
Cons of composite veneers
- Not as durable as porcelain veneers
- It may get stained with time
Composite veneers are more affordable compared to porcelain veneers. They may cost between $250 – $1500 per tooth.
3. Lumineers veneers: Before and after
Lumineers is a famous dental veneer brand considered the most revolutionary solution to enhance the smile. They are also called “no-prep” veneers.
They are thin and affordable compared to traditional veneers. The process of getting them is not extensive. They can be easily replaced or removed.
They are created out of pressable porcelain. This type of veneer is that they are skinny. They are about 0.3mm thick and are still pretty strong. If you want to know how thin that is, it is around the same thickness as a contact lens.
They are great for people who want removable veneers. The process is less intensive because enamel reduction is an almost unnecessary animal. Tooth shaving may be needed in some cases. They may last 10-20 years if you take good care of them.
Here are the top benefits of getting Lumineers or no-prep veneers
- They are reversible and removable
- No need for teeth-shaving
- Slightly more affordable compared to porcelain veneers
Cons of Lumineers
- Not as durable as regular porcelain veneers
- Don’t look at natural as regular porcelain veneers
- They are prone to damage and cracks
Cost of no-prep veneers
Lumineers don’t cost as much as regular porcelain veneers. They cost slightly less than traditional veneers. Their cost may range between $800-$200 per tooth.
4. Snap-on veneers or removable veneers
They are one of the most popular types of dental prosthetics. As the name suggests, they are removable. They are also called snap-on veneers because they snap on your teeth. These are created from resin and work like a mask over natural teeth.
They are completely reversible and can be removed whenever you want to. They are also affordable but less durable than other types of veneers. The best part about this type of veneer is that you don’t usually require teeth shaving.
Here are the top benefits of getting pop-on veneers
- They are not as costly when compared to other types of veneers
- They are removable
- You don’t need teeth shaving
- Cleaning and maintaining them is convenient
Here are the cons of pop-on veneers
- They are not as sturdy as other types of veneers
- They may become loose as time passes
- They don’t blend in with other teeth as naturally as other types of veneers
Cost of pop-on veneers
They may cost between $600-$1000. The cost also depends on your area and the manufacturer.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are customized, tooth-colored shells created to be fixed to the front of your teeth to enhance and improve their look. They are primarily created out of porcelain or composite resin. Veneers are mainly fixed to the upper front teeth.
Porcelain veneers are permanently fixed over your teeth. Veneers are used to treat different types of concerns.
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Slightly cracked teeth
- Asymmetrical smile
Dental Veneers: Before and After
You may be the right candidate for dental veneers if you have gaps between your teeth. The before and after results of veneers can be transformative. Whenever you consider getting veneers as a cosmetic treatment, you should ensure you are fully aware of the “before and after” results. Ask your dentist to show you the “before and after results” of patients who got dental veneers.
Only after looking at the before and after results of veneers can you be entirely sure about the results you want. You can also talk to people who have received this treatment to correct their smile.
How to choose a suitable veneer?
Veneers come in different types, and there is no single approach you can take to decide. One type of veneer may be right for one but not suitable for another. Now, how do you find the veneer that may suit you?
Your dentist is the right person to help you choose the best type of veneer. Only through dental examination can you tell your dentist which type of veneer will suit you. Your dentist will also show you before and after photos of patients who opted for different types of veneers. You can look at the before and after results of different veneers and choose the ones you want.
Some may need other treatments before getting dental veneers. Patients with uneven teeth may need other treatments like Invisalign teeth straightening before they get veneers.
How do you choose the right color/shade?
You will have different color options since everyone has slightly different tooth colors. You should always choose a color that appears natural and bright. Ensure you don’t pick a shade that is too white or bright. Smiles that appear too bright may not look natural and may give an artificial look.
If you want an idea, use your eyes for reference. It is said that your dental veneers should not be brighter than your eyes.
It would help if you considered other factors while choosing your veneers
- The cost of veneers
- The durability of the type of veneer
- The material used for creating the veneers
- The look of veneers
- The type of veneers that suit you best
You should know that getting veneers is one of the best ways to transform the appearance of your teeth. You can get veneers as a brilliant and easy solution to many dental issues. You can fix teeth that are chipped, slightly cracked, broken, or discolored. Veneers are a great solution to fix the appearance of tiny teeth.
You should know that veneers are a cosmetic treatment, and the cost is not covered under insurance. Your dental clinic may offer specific discounts or payment plans to make the treatment more affordable.
Choosing the correct type of veneer depends on your knowledge. You must know how your teeth will look after you get the veneers.
The best way to do that is to ask for veneers before and after photos of people who have dental veneers as a cosmetic treatment.
If you have more questions about dental veneers, contact us at Morgan Hill Dentistry. Our experienced dentists will answer all your questions and guide you to the best line of treatment that is right for you.
Our goal is to help you get a perfect smile that suits you. Book your appointment right now.