Veneers have become increasingly popular in recent years, as aesthetic standards and expectations lead many to search for a whiter, healthier, and more-rounded smile. With the cost of veneers not usually covered by dental insurance, prices for the procedure can vary dramatically. With so many options available, the choice of where to go and which veneers to have can be confusing. Veneers tend to cost a bit more than other restoratives as they are custom-made to fit the individual preferences of the patient.
How much do veneers cost abroad?
Traveling abroad for veneers is an increasingly popular option for those in the United States, Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom who cannot access affordable treatment at home. The cost of veneers abroad tends to be considerably less, with the standard of treatment remaining just as high. Even factoring the costs associated with transport and accommodation, traveling for veneers can save patients up to 80% on their treatment.
Veneers in Thailand
Thailand is home to excellently qualified dental clinics and hospitals, even after being well-known as a cosmetic and plastic surgery hub. Quality dentistry can be found all over the city of Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui and Phuket. Dental veneers initially start from 2,400 baht or $ 70.
Veneers ensure shiny, smooth, and beautiful teeth just like pearls. Undergoing veneers can create aligned, beautiful teeth made from 2 types of materials: resin composites or porcelain/ceramic.
Materials used for veneers change the price quoted:
Composite veneers - from $53
Porcelain veneers - from $120
Lumineers - from $414
Zirconia veneers - from $313
Snap-on-smile - from $1,104
IPS e.max - from $228
IPS Empress - from $271
The cheapest dental veneers possible as stated is composite veneers. It is not the most long-lasting material.
Second most affordable type of veneer is porcelain, which gives the most natural appearance. They stain less than other veneers due to glazing on the surface. Porcelain veneer is best for people with extensive discoloration.
Lumineers, however, are increasingly being favored over traditional porcelain veneers due to their more natural appearance and the fact that they are thinner and require a smaller amount of enamel to be removed. Like porcelain, Lumineers are extremely durable can last up to 20 years with correct maintenance.
Zirconia veneers are considered to be the most resistant to damage, cracking, and chipping. Zirconia’s superior strength means that they last upwards of 20 years. Zirconia veneers are most appropriate for patients looking for durability and resilience, with zirconia able to withstand excessive tooth grinding.
Dental veneers can give you a more confident, gleaming smile intact in a 1 week with 2 weeks maximum stay for recuperation.