If you’ve been wanting a complete cosmetic overhaul of your smile, you may have come across the incredible technology of veneers. Veneers are not for everyone, however if you are a candidate they can provide a brand new smile with the strength and durability of natural teeth in one appointment.
Everybody can benefit from a beautiful and confident smile, but not all people are born with perfect teeth. However, not everyone is willing to undergo invasive and often expensive treatment in order to fix their smile imperfections.
At New Age Dental, this is not a problem at all. We will help you cover up those teeth imperfections with porcelain veneers. Whether you wish to straighten, whiten or reshape your teeth, veneers can help you achieve your cosmetic goals in a cost-effective and natural way.
Frequently asked questions about dentists in Tijuana.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a layer of material (usually made of porcelain) that is placed over a tooth or many teeth. This procedure improves the look and aesthetics of a smile and also protects the tooth’s surface from damage. Some veneers are also made of resin composite materials.
When would I need a veneer?
The application of veneers on a person’s tooth can solve many dental related issues, like: Discolored teeth due to the excessive fluoride or other similar causes, worn down teeth, misaligned or uneven teeth, gaps between teeth, also providing protection for further damage.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Advantages of veneers: Provide a more natural and healthy tooth appearance, the porcelain color can be brighter to give the appearance of white teeth, porcelain is stain resistant, less expensive than other procedures offering a more aesthetic alternative.
How are teeth prepared for a veneer?
Some of the shiny, outer enamel surface of the tooth may be removed, to make sure that the veneer can be bonded permanently in place later. The amount of enamel removed is tiny and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted, so that the tooth stays the same size.
A local anaesthetic (injection) may be used to make sure that there is no discomfort, but often this is not needed. Once the tooth has been prepared, the dental team will take an ‘impression’ (mould). This will be given to the dental technician, along with any other information needed to make the veneer. The colour of the surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide to make sure that the veneer will look entirely natural.
How long will it take?
A veneer takes at least two visits. The first is to prepare the tooth and match the shade, and the second is to fit it. Before bonding it in place, your dentist will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it. Bonding a veneer in place is done with a special adhesive, which holds it firmly on the tooth.
Will I need a temporary veneer between visits?
Because the preparation of the tooth is so slight you will probably not need a temporary veneer. The tooth will look very much the same after preparation, but will feel slightly less smooth.
What happens after the veneer is fitted?
Only minor adjustments can be made to the veneer after it is fitted. It is usually best to wait a little while to get used to it before any changes are made. Your dental team will probably want to check and polish it a week or so after it is fitted, and make sure that you are happy with it.
How long will a veneer last?
Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just like your own teeth can. Your dental team will tell you how long each veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.
How much does it cost to get veneers in Tijuana, Mexico?
The average cost for veneers in Tijuana, Mexico is $365 per tooth. In the United States the average cost is $1200 each tooth. That means that by having your veneers made and placed in Tijuana can save you up to 70% or $800 on each tooth. Many factors play a role in the cost such as how many teeth you will have done.
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