Updated: Nov 15
Dental Veneers are a Cosmetic or aesthetic dental treatment and are routinely performed in Cancun but remember this is still a dental procedure and requires skill, experience and proper training of qualified and certified dental specialists to achieve optimal work.
Many patients have an idea of the type of Smile or look of teeth they want, usually from celebrities or people in the media, but it is important to remember that a dental veneers are not a haircut, and just because a certain smile type looks good on someone, does not mean it will suit your face. This is where the skill of the dental specialist and dental laboratory should shine. That doesn’t mean you won’t get the smile you wanted, but it will be designed for the best symmetry and look for your face and features
Often natural beautiful looking veneers are the sign of a great dentist, not bleached white chicle looking teeth as they are referred to as. You want a Look that suits you , your personality and a smile that is admired but not because it cannot be missed, but because it shines through with your personality and skilled work.
You get what you pay for is the old adage, but is specially relevant when investing in your Oral health and appearance and be assured this is an investment in future self. Cancun Mexico has many dental providers and we suggest you perform your own research and due diligence into who you may want performing your dental veneers. Too cheap certainly reflects the materials used and also below local market price a qualified and respected dental professional will know their worth and the level of dental work they provide. The Average price per dental Veneer in Cancun is between 500 and 580 usd, Compared to the United States this dental treatment costs on average 1000 to 1200 usd per tooth.
How many dental veneers you need will be up to you and the dentist, you could even just Veneer one tooth if it was say a damaged front tooth that you wanted to fix to keep you Smile looking uniformed, or you can have 4 front, upper lower, six, eight the amount depends on your needs, goals and the dentists recommendations.
You will receive temporary veneers between appointment, these are as the name states, temporary and act like a plan for your final pieces, they will not be shiny, feel a little rough on the tongue and maybe a bit bigger but your permanent Veneers will feel and look much different.
Choosing the right color dental veneer is a tricky and skilled process, facial skin tone lends a lot to the overall appearance of the teeth and the work that goes into making them look natural and real and not just a block or fake pieces takes cohesion and advice from your dental team. Dental Veneers require teeth to be “prepped” meaning some of the tooth surface is removed, but the majority of cases this can be as little as .5 of a millimeter, but other it can be more, and this is a non reversible procedure, so once the preparation is started there is no going back. The amount of dental veneers you decide to go ahead with will still mean that you will need to have local anesthesia for the procedure, but with a skilled hand you want even know you have had one (until you cannot feel your mouth)
Last a lifetime, No in reality Dental Veneers usually last 10+ years and will need to be replaced, the great thing is that the upkeep and care required for dental veneers is clean them like you do your real teeth, brush, floss and mouth wash and the obligatory 6 month dental visit for a professional clean and check ups will keep everything as it should be, polished, beautiful and healthy.
Soreness or discomfort is a common side effect from any dental procedure and even dental veneers, your gums will be sore due to the change and healing process, sensitivity to the bonding agents used is very common, but all of these can be handled with over the counter pain medication like Ibuprofen.
How many appointments will I need to get my dental Veneers in Cancun? This can depend on the amount, patient, specifications and specialists. Typically our patients will require 4 to 5 appointments during a 7 to 10 day Dental Vacation in Cancun which includes Clinical consultations, Impressions, models, Color, shade and size checks, digital images, preparation, temporary veneers, then placement of final dental veneers.
What is Bonding? Bonding cement is a substance that microscopically creates bridges from your real tooth to the porcelain so that it adheres to your prepared tooth surface, the bonding cement is then cured with a tiny UV light to secure everything in place.
How to maintain Dental Veneers
Continue to keep excellent Oral hygiene as part of your daily routine, Including brushing twice a day (at least especially after eating) using non abrasive tooth pastes, Flossing and using mouth rinses.
Especially at the beginning of having new Dental Veneers in place it is important on how and what you bite, as these are wafer thin Ceramic / Porcelain pieces understanding that certain foods and routines you did before need to change, no chewing ice, biting nails, pen tops. Dental veneers can detach (not common) but still a possibility , even worse it could chip or snap and you will need to have a new one made.
Grinding teeth is a habit most of us will experience at some time, be it an old habit or a stress related side effect, If you know you grind your teeth it is important to make the dentist aware at your consultation. Custom Bite guards can be made and provided to patients to minimize issues to dental veneers by the clinic.
There are some stain-causing foods and beverages. This includes coffee, red wine, tea, dark sodas, soy sauce, berries, and habits like smoking, try to avoid or at least cut down
How to find the best Dental Veneer dentist in Cancun for your case
Ask to see the dentists Professional resume
Check online for reviews, information and overall online presence (This is specifically for the dentist you want, not the clinic)
Ask to see before and after photos
You can request to be put in contact with previous patients who have undergone similar work
Ask what Guarantees they provide
Check out this detailed Cancun dentist Checklist
Do not choose a Cancun dentist to perform your dental Veneers based on
Cheapest / Lowest cost
Without checking the above mentioned tips
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