Dental veneers are thin, custom-made fittings to help hide or correct dental damage. Do you have damaged, decayed, crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth? Is your confidence or self-esteem already being affected?

Dental veneers can help improve your teeth’s appearance. It is best for anyone looking for a long-term solution to persistent cosmetic issues, especially those that don’t respond to other dental treatments like teeth whitening, braces, or retainers.

Types of veneers

The two types of veneers include porcelain and resin-based composite.

  • Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are strong, thin caps placed on the tops and sides of the teeth. They can cover more malformed, discolored teeth, creating a more natural, tooth-like appearance. Although they are the same color as natural teeth, porcelain veneers can be made whiter to enhance your smile.
  • Resin-based composite veneers: They are similar to porcelain veneers but are less expensive and require less enamel removal. Composite veneers are typically simpler to replace if cracked or damaged than porcelain veneers.

Which type of veneer is best?

While they both look similar, the American Dental Association (ADA) has explained that porcelain veneers and resin-based composite veneers have some key differences.

Resin-based compositePorcelain
Less expensiveMay not require enamel removal before placementUsually one appointmentlast about five yearsMay stain over timeMore likely to break or chipEasier to fixMore expensiveOften requires some enamel removal before placementUp to 2–3 appointmentsLast for about twenty yearsWill not stain Less likely to chip or fractureMore difficult to fix

The dental veneer procedure

The type of dental veneer you choose will determine its procedure. Experienced deThe Umut Dental Clinic Antalya

den can advise you on the one that will work best. The ADA explained that the choice of dental veneer also depends on preference, needs, and budget. 

Porcelain veneers

On your first visit, the dentist will remove some enamel and take your teeth’s impression to make a mold. After that, they will send the mold to a laboratory that fabricates custom-fit porcelain veneers. They may place temporary veneers on your teeth while waiting for the laboratory to make the permanent veneers. In your next appointment, the dentist will check the color and fit of the veneers and make any necessary adjustments.

Resin-based composite veneers

The first step to fitting resin-based composite veneers is to prepare the teeth, including cleaning and reshaping. After that, the dentist will bond and sculpt the composite material while adjusting the color, so the dental veneers look natural. The dentist will use light to dry and solidify the composite material. Once the veneers have solidified, the dentist will polish and smoothen them to look and feel like real teeth.

Dental Veneers vs. other dental cosmetic procedures

One significant difference between veneers and other dental cosmetics (implants, crowns) is the part of the tooth each option covers. While dental crowns cover the entire tooth (front, back, and all sides), the veneers primarily cover the front of a tooth. Another difference is the use. Dentists use crowns to fix fractured teeth and fortify the ones they cover. Implants are bolt-like structures attached to the jawbone to replace missing teeth. A dentist may, if required, use an implant to anchor a crown in the mouth. This may be the situation if you miss a tooth or a tooth needs to be pulled because it is severely decayed and can no longer be fixed. 

How much does it cost to have Dental Veneers Fixed?

Generally, the ADA estimates that the cost of dental veneer installation will range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth. The cost to have veneers done varies depending on the veneer type, how many teeth you need to be covered, how much preparation is required before the procedure, where you live, and the dentist’s level of experience. 


A follow-up appointment with your dentist must be scheduled. They will check to see if the veneers are still in place and comfortable. If the veneers don’t seem right, your dentist can help fix them.

You don’t have to avoid certain foods or beverages after getting new dental veneers. However, veneers may stain over time, so you may want to avoid red wine, tea, coffee, and other things that can cause stained teeth.

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