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Veneers: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Veneers are an aesthetic solution to your crooked teeth problems. They are fixed over the problematic teeth and give a false impression of straight teeth. If you have crooked teeth and do not want to invest your time in correcting them through braces, veneers are a great option. Veneers also work if the issue with your smile is primarily aesthetic. A veneer is a very thin shell or layer of tooth coloured porcelain or composite. It is placed over the outer portions of your teeth to create an illusion of perfect, shiny teeth. It is generally done when a tooth has been damaged by decay or accident or has become discoloured due to some reason. Veneers are not a permanent solution to your damaged teeth; they will just cover the imperfections.

How is the treatment done?

Your dentist will start with start with checking if you have any fillings in your teeth. A mould of your teeth will be made using putty like material. This will help the doctor in making the veneer according to the exact size of your teeth. While fixing the veneer, a very small amount of natural tooth material will be removed to ensure that the veneer does not look or feel bulky. It will then be held in place with a special strong bond. Veneers may sometimes break or get damaged if the tooth is knocked. In some cases, they may be glued back while sometimes, they may have to be replaced. The material used for white fillings may also be used to build veneers directly upon the tooth. A mild acid will be used to roughen the tooth’s surface and then, the white material will be applied in thin layers until the teeth regain their appearance.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you have severely dull or discoloured teeth, veneers are a good option for you. They will enhance the appearance of your mouth, smile and other facial features.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If your natural teeth are functionally and aesthetically adequate, your doctor will not suggest you to go for veneers.

Are there any side effects?

You may have a tugging sensation for a few days. It may take a little while in getting used to the veneers. Other than this, they do not have any side effects.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You should make sure that no external pressure is put on the veneer. Take care of the rest of your teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene, brush and floss your teeth daily.

How long does it take to recover?

Your treatment will be done in two sessions. In the first session, your dentist will take a mould of your teeth so that your veneers are made according to the size of your existing teeth. The second session will take place after two to four weeks after your veneers are ready. You may need just 2-3 days to resume your daily activities after getting them fixed.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

One session of consultation with your dentist may cost between ₹500 - ₹1200. The cost of a veneer is around ₹13000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Fitting of veneers may last only a few years. They may even break if your tooth is knocked.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You can go for braces to correct your crooked teeth. Getting crowns fixed is another aesthetic solution to your tooth troubles.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 500 - Rs 13,000

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Popular Questions & Answers

What is the life of lumineer I want it in my front two teeth as biting habit is to be avoided after doing it for it's life but what if I don't avoid and bite apple or anything using that teeth as I don't have problem of money I can do it many times by biting at what extent does life will reduce.

Dr. Rahul Gupta 91% (268 ratings)
You do have to modify your eating habits a little. Veneers are not like battery which can be replaced as soon as it's so working. Better idea is to put crowns and that too preferably on front 6 teeth for best results and no compromise on your eating habits.

Sir my upper teeth are dominated .so can you tell me what can I do for my teeth and if i'll go for veneering. .how much I have to pay and what are the pros and cons of veneering as am 21 years old .tell me what can I do?

Dr. Shelly 91% (102 ratings)
Dentist, Delhi
Hello Lybrate user, for correction of your teeth, orthodontic treatment should be done. U can also plan for veneering.

Anybody can tell me what's the approx. Cost of doing Veneers. I want to fill the space between my upper two teeth. Thank you.

Dr. Sushil Mittal 89% (82 ratings)
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Two types veneers are there. Composite veneers cost approximately 2000- 3000 per tooth and porcelain veneers 6000 -10000 per tooth.
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There is a gap between my front top 2 teeth. My dentist suggested a veneer. I would like to know the cost for the treatment.

Dr. Puja Bansal 90% (1871 ratings)
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Hello, veneer will cost you around Rs 2,000- 12,000/- depending upon the dentist, case and locality.

I have gaps between my front teeth. How do we fix that? Do I need to get veneers or braces?

Dr. Puja Bansal 90% (1871 ratings)
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Hello, the gap between teeth can be closed by: 1. Orthodontic (braces) treatment which is the best and most conservative treatment. This is the right age to get it done. Visit an orthodontist and get it checked. 2. Veneers 3. Crowns.
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