A rather common cosmetic dental procedure, veneers are highly sought after because they simulate a tooth’s natural, healthy look so convincingly that the average person – barring an experienced dental professional – wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. The materials used to make dental veneers vary, but Porcelain is very popular because of it’s cost to benefit ratio; it is a little more expensive than resin veneers, but it outlasts them and is far stronger and stain resistant.
The price of this kind of procedure is nevertheless rather expensive in places like the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Whether it is offset by your insurance, if you have an insurance plan that covers dental health, or not, it is still an investment that requires some financial planning. You could get the same degree of quality and expertise at a much lower cost with one of our U.S. certified dental professionals in Costa Rica. Not only that, but you can get a vacation out of it and get to know one of the most entrancing places in the world.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Also known as dental porcelain laminates or, simply, dental veneers, Porcelain Dental Veneers are customized, wafer-thin shells. They are made from materials that match the spectrum of color that matches teeth to match the color of other teeth in your mouth and thus improve your appearance. These shells or covers are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their shape, color, length, or size. They are stain-resistant – much more so than their resin counterparts – and emulate the look of natural teeth much more convincingly. It is easily one of the most commonplace dental procedures, if not the most common cosmetically speaking.
What Problems do Porcelain Veneers Address?
Porcelain Veneers are used for a great variety of issues. Worn down teeth due to age and use, broken or chipped teeth, any manner of gap in your teeth as well can be corrected by applying Porcelain Veneers. Misaligned, uneven, or even irregular teeth – due to craters or bulges, so long as they are not caused by bone structure issues – can also be corrected with this type of procedure. Another use for Porcelain Veneers is to correct tooth discoloring, which can be caused by the use of prescription drugs such as tetracycline, excessive use of fluoride, or even the presence of large resin filling that may have discolored the tooth.
Benefits of Getting Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers are not just a cosmetic procedure, though that is clearly one of its greatest draws. Veneers prevent dental decay and restore tooth functionality. What veneers offer is the simulation of a tooth’s natural appearance, therefore restoring and maintaining your smile, if not improving it all together.
Porcelain Veneers, unlike other types of veneers, offer the advantage of lasting more, but also being stronger and considerably more strain resistant than the alternative. They are also great when it comes to providing a natural appearance that closely resembles a natural tooth. Since porcelain veneers can be customized by choosing what color or shade will be used, they can help make teeth that are normally a bit on the dark side a little whiter. Another advantage in favor of porcelain veneers is how well gum tissue tolerates them, as this material is highly unlikely to cause any sort of irritation or adverse reaction in the mouth.
As a material for dental veneer procedures, porcelain veers offer a conservative approach to modifying a tooth’s color shade and shape. They don’t require anywhere near the amount of shaping and modelling that crowns do prior to the procedure, while providing a much more aesthetically pleasing alternative that is stronger and more resistant to damage over time.
What’s the Cost of Porcelain Veneers in Costa Rica?
Porcelain veneers, much like other medical or dental procedures, can be costly in places like the U.S., U.K., and Europe. With prices ranging from $900 at the lower end, and increasing up to $2500 or more per each veneer procedure, even far reaching insurance coverage can leave you bearing a considerable portion of the weight of this dental procedure. These rates can vary from place to place, but they all share the same quality; how costly they are.
In Costa Rica, we offer the services of many highly experienced dental professionals with sterling credentials, all graduated from some of the top dental schools in the United States. For just a fraction of what you would pay in your country, you can get the same quality of treatment, service, and expertise from our carefully selected dental professionals.
Dental health care does not have to be too expensive to afford. We provide you with the opportunity to get the best dental treatment in one of the greatest tourist destinations in the entire world. Your stay in Costa Rica can be just as great an experience for your life as our dental professionals’ treatment for your dental health needs, affordably.
What Should I Consider Before Getting Porcelain Veneers?
As with any dental or medical procedure, there are many things to consider before undergoing treatment. It is of great importance that you understand how a treatment or procedure works, the time that it takes, what the healing process is like, how to care for it afterwards, as well as any possible disadvantages when compared to other, similar procedures.
Porcelain Veneers can last from 10 to 15 years. Although they last a good deal more than other materials used for veneers, this nevertheless means that they require replacement once their expected life period reaches its end. Additionally, the procedure of applying dental veneers is not reversible, as it requires removing some of the tooth’s enamel to adhere the porcelain to its surface. Should the veneers chip or crack, they will require replacement as they are not repairable. It is also important to keep in mind that, although the color of porcelain veneers can be changed to better match your natural teeth color, it may not match it exactly. Furthermore, the shade of porcelain veneers cannot be modified once they are in place, so if you intend on getting your teeth whitened, it is best to do so before getting porcelain veneers.
Increased sensibility to hot or cold food and beverages may occur as a side-effect of the enamel’s removal as part of the veneer application procedure. It is also a good idea to avoid nail biting, chewing on hard objects such as ice, or pens and pencils, and subjecting your teeth to any excessive kinds of pressure – such as teeth grinding –, as in some rare cases this could lead them to become dislodged or fall off.
If you have any kind of tooth decay, have gum disease, have large fillings, or have an inadequate amount of tooth enamel, veneers may not be a good option for you. Weakened teeth caused by decay, fractures, or previous dental fillings make generally poor candidates for porcelain veneers. It is also worth mentioning that, if not given proper care and dental hygiene, porcelain veneers can suffer decay just as a tooth would, requiring that the entire tooth be covered with a crown.
As for aftercare, much like with tooth fillings, the standard dental hygiene habits of brushing twice or three times a day and flossing regularly will help keep them stain-free and healthy. The process itself is short and recovery is almost immediate.
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