Veneers at Sam Dental 

What are Veneers?

One of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are thin, custom made casings that cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth and irregular spacing, and can last over 20 years. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.

What Does the Procedure Involve at the Tijuana dentist?

After a thorough examination of your teeth at Sam Dental, which may include X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth, your Tijuana dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then he or she will create an impression and send it off to a laboratory to create the veneer. While the mold is being created, your dentist may provide you with temporary veneers. Finally, the veneer's size and color are given one last adjustment before they are cemented to your tooth on your second visit.

What Are the Advantages of Veneers at Sam Dental Tijuana?

Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant and soft on gums. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.

Types of Veneers

E.max Porcelain 
Empress Porcelain 
Lumineers Porcelain

Lumineers are a particularly popular type of porcelain veneers due to marketing efforts.  However, they are not the best veneer, just the most expensive.  Although Lumineers tries to promote that they do not require your teeth to be shaved, the truth is, with all veneers, the surface must be prepared or you will not get a good seal. We can put on Lumineer brand veneers, and although the cost is much cheaper than the US, they still cost $520 each.  

Empress veneers are the equivolent of Lumineers.  They are just as thin, and have the same luminesence, but the list price is just $365 each.

Beyond a doubt, the best veneers are the e.max brand.  This is because they are the hardest material, and the most resistent to chipping or or cracking.  they also have the same high lumineseance. 

  A custom-made set of veneers can be installed in 2-3 visits and is proven to last over 20 years.
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What Are the Risks of Veneers?

In rare instances, veneers can chip or crack, in which case they would have to be replaced. Since enamel is removed in the procedure, the process is not reversible, and you may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods for the same reason. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, you may be asked to wear a mouthguard when you go to bed. Many people who grind their teeth in their sleep don't even know it, but your Tijuana dentist will be able to tell you if you are one of those people from the wear on your teeth.


How Much Do Veneers Cost?

Depending on the experience of your dentist and the material or brand being used, veneers can cost from $1100 to $2000 a tooth. Porcelain veneers are generally the most expensive and longest lasting. At Sam Dental in Tijuana, we charge only $385 for porcelain veneers.


The information in the article is not intended to substitute for the counsel and expertise of a medical professional. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with your dentist.
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