A porcelain veneer is a good way of restoring a tooth’s appearance and strength after a dental procedure. Unfortunately, porcelain veneers are typically expensive in the United States, especially in states like California, Illinois and New York.
In addition, veneers are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are a great way of improving the look of teeth. Because the goal of cosmetic dentistry is to achieve a natural harmonious look, several veneers may be needed, which multiplies the cost of veneers.
People who can’t afford dental insurance in the US have discovered that they don’t have to settle for ugly-looking teeth. As dental costs rise in the US, many Americans are looking for more affordable options. Costa Rica Dental Team offers veneers at a much more affordable price without sacrificing the quality you’re used to at home. Furthermore, since Costa Rica Dental Team is 100% American-owned and operated, an English-speaking dentist will treat you.
Are porcelain veneers are for you? Let’s learn a bit more about what porcelain veneers are.
A veneer is a “cover” for a tooth. It can be used when the tooth needs reconstruction or for cosmetic dentistry purposes.
Porcelain veneers are the newest type of veneers, and as their name implies, they’re made of dental porcelain. Dental porcelain veneers are produced in a laboratory with materials that give it properties that are both natural looking and friendly to the inside of the mouth.
Before porcelain veneers were invented, only composite veneers were used. Composite veneers are made of synthetic resin and can be molded in a very short time, usually directly over the tooth. The main advantage of composite over porcelain veneers is that the patient doesn’t have to wait until a laboratory builds it.
On the other hand, porcelain veneers, while requiring the patient to come back after a few days in order to get them applied, have several advantages over composite veneers.
If you are too self-conscious about your teeth—to the point that you have to cover your mouth when you laugh or speak in public—porcelain veneers are the best option for you. Talk to one of the dentists at Costa Rica Dental Team and get your smile back today. And, enjoy your stay down here by making it a tropical vacation, too!