Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very thin coverings placed over the front surface of teeth. Dental veneers are commonly done in smile makeovers used to change color, shape, size of the teeth or cover any irregularities in teeth. Veneers look like natural teeth.

Benefits of Veneers

  • natural-looking appearance
  • able to choose and selected color shades to cover teeth that are discolored and make dark teeth appear whiter. Unlike teeth whitening that does not provide guaranteed shades of whitenessporcelain is compatible with gum tissue
  • porcelain veneers are stain resistant
  • less extensive shaping than crowns offering aesthetic restoration and improvment

Issues Veneers Resolve

  • worn down, chipped or broken teeth at the front
  • front teeth with large discolored fillings covers teeth stains from tetracycline, white spots
  • improves teeth aesthetics for uneven or slightly misaligned teeth
  • covers small gaps between teeth
  • able to change shape of irrregularly size and shape or teeth

BIDH Bangkok Cosmetic Dental Clinic

BIDH uses digital dentistry and has a dental laborotory within its building for its veneers treatment. This shortens your cosmetic ceramic veneers treatment timings and allows you to customize and change specifications of veneers conveniently.

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Type of Dental Veneers

In-Direct Veneers

Veneers that are pre-fabricated in dental lab using porcelain material

Porcelain Veneers

IPS Empress eMax

Porcelain Veneer
Super thin veneers

Super-thin Veneers

Ultra Veneers

Porcelain Veneer

Direct Veneers

Veneers that are applied directly using composite or nano-composites

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Composite Veneers

3M Composites

Composite Veneer
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Hybrid Veneers

Nano-composite Veneers

Hybrid Veneer

Porcelain Veneers

The most commonly type of dental veneers for smile makeovers are porcelain veneers. In comparison to composite veneers, porcelain veneers are more durable as they are made from strong porcelain materials. They tend to be more stain resistant and provides for natural-looking transparent aesthetics.  Porcelain veneers procedure are always fabricated at the dental laboratory.

There are mainly 2 categories of porcelain veneers available at our Bangkok cosmetic dental clinic:

  1. IPS Empress eMax veneers : most popular and globally done porcelain veneers for smile makeovers
  2. Super-thin veneers : for minimal or no-prep veneers

Porcelain veneers feel and work similiar to natural teeth using the same care methods for your veneers.

Tooth Veneers

Porcelain Veneers & Super Thin Veneers Procedure

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Tooth Prep & Labwork

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Bond Veneers on Teeth

1. Treatment Plan & Diagnoses

Diagnose and treatment plan involves your active participation on the exepcted results. Your dentist examines your teeth to check that porcleain veneers are suited for you.

X-rays and a possible tooth impressions of your teeth may be taken for study model or wax up. If you are unsure on the shape, shade, size of your veneers, a wax up is a good option to get an idea of after-treatment results. Wax up may be recommended by your aesthetic dentist to confirm your treatment plan prior to the start your veneers treatment.

2. Tooth Preparation

Upon confirming on having porcelain veneers, your dentist start the treatment by prepare your teeth for veneers. A very thin amount of enamel, normally less than 0.5millimeter of the tooth surface, is removed from teeth surfaces.

An impression of your preped teeth is taken. This model is sent out to the dental laboratory that builds and fabricates your new veneers. BIDH has on-site dental laboratory for ceramic restorations, This enables quicker return teeth delivery and shortened treatment timings.

Temporary dental veneers or composite veneers are placed over the preped teeth whilst waiting for the laboratory work.

3. Bonding of Veneers

When the veneers labwork is delivered, your dentist arranges a visit to bond the veneers. Before the porcelain veneers are permanently cemented to your teeth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to check with you on color shades, shape and fit. The porcelain veneers may be adjusted at chairside by your aesthetic dentsit to achieve the proper specification.

Once permanently bonded, your dental veneers can no longer be easily removed or changed. Please do ensure at this stage to highlight any adjustments you may need to your aesthetic dentist before permanent cementation. To receive the porcelain veneers, your teeth is cleaned, polished, and etched. A special cement is applied and the veneer placed on your tooth. A special light beam cures the veneer into place.

Any excess cement is removed and polished. Your bite is checked and final adjustments in the veneer are made as necessary.

Post Care Instuctions for Porcelain & Super-thin Veneers

Dental veneers do not require special care. You need to simply continue good oral hygiene practices to

  • brush and floss your teeth as normal
  • maintain a healthy diet
  • avoid biting on hards foods that, like your natural teeth, can chip your veneers

Dental Veneers FAQs

How much do dental veneers cost?

Dental veneers costs varies with your opted type of veneers material. Composite veneers normally costs less than porcelain veneers. Composite veneers is placed directly over your teeth by your dentists. Porcelain veneers will need to made by the dental laboratories before they are delivered for placement.

In Thailand  at BIDH cosmetic dental clinic, composite veneers cost starts from 6,000 baht. (estimated cost $190 per tooth). There is now also nano-composite hybird veneers that are pre-fabricated laminates made in the dental lab but placed as direct veneers by your cosmetic dentist. Hybrid veneer cost around 9,000 baht (cost estimate $285 per tooth). Porcelain veneers are the most popular type of dental veneers used for smile makeovers. Porcelain veneer prices ranges at 16,000 baht (cost estimate $500 per tooth). If you opt for super-thin porcelain veneers, this requires special dental labwork  and your dentist will need to be qualifed for on tooth preparation for super-thin veneers. Super-thin veneer costs typically costs more around 18,000 baht (cost estimate $565 per tooth). 

Consult with our cosmetic dentist on which veneers type is best suited for your case. 

Can we only do front teeth veneers? How about my posterior back teeth?

Dental veneer are only done on your front teeth on upper, lower or both jaws. The maximum number of veneers opted is 10 teeth per jaw from premloar on left side to premolar on the right side.  A full smile makeover with veneers range from 16  to 20 veneers. 

Your cosmetic dentist does not normally do veneers for posterior teeth. Front teeth veneers cover imperfections when you smile. If you do not have a full smile,  your cosmetic dentist may recommend less veneers.

Dental crowns are used to cap posterior teeth if teeth are worn down, damaged or to cover irregularities.   

Can I straighten teeth without braces?

If your teeth is not significantly misaligned, it is possible to straigthen teeth without braces by using porcelain veneers and/or ceramic crowns.  You may have also thus heard about Hollywood smile makeover within one week. It is important that you find a qualified prosthodontist or cosmetic dentist if deciding on full jaw crowns or veneers because the positioning of restorations will  affects your occlusional bite and chewing function. Not all dentists have the know-how, training or experienced for full mouth veneers and crowns.. 

In general, if your teeth is moderately or significantly crooked, overcrowded or have bite malocclusion, orthodontic braces may still be the best treatment option. There are several types of braces today such as invisalign that are removable. This makes your orthodontic treatment comfortable and invisible.

Treatments to straighten teeth include:

  1. Traditional metal and clear braces
  2. Invisalign and clear aligners
  3. Veneers and crowns
  4. Retainers
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