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How do Dental Veneers work?

When we smile, all of us want our teeth to look as beautiful and healthy as possible, but there are times when the natural beauty of our teeth is lost to age, accidents, diseases, or a combination of these factors, among others.

Having a smile that is not what they want and that makes them feel uncomfortable can be very challenging for many people, and it can have a very negative impact on their confidence, as well as affect their self-esteem in a very severe way. For this issue, dental veneers in Mexico can be a great solution.

What are dental veneers? 

Dental veneers are custom-made wafer-thin shells, they are tooth-colored and can be made of porcelain, a resin-based composite, or zirconia.

It is one of the most popular dental treatments due to the benefits they offer. They are used to correct many cosmetic dental issues like:

  • Minor teeth imperfections
  • Stains and discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Small than average teeth
  • Chipped teeth

To learn more about dental veneers in Mexico, how they work, and how much they cost, you can check out this video!

Dental Veneers: How they work 

Veneers are attached to the front side of your natural teeth. They work covering teeth with cosmetic imperfections like the ones mentioned before.

The dentist must first clean the teeth very neatly before placing the veneer in order to avoid bacteria getting trapped under the veneer. If bacteria does get trapped under the veneer, it can cause decay and affect the gum tissues around the veneer.

Then, a small amount of enamel has to be removed, approximately 0.3-0.5 millimeters of it; enamel is the protective outer covering of a tooth, also, sometimes it might be necessary to remove some of the tooth. Because of this and because veneers are bonded to teeth, they cannot be removed.


This is a permanent procedure, a veneer can only be replaced if it becomes damaged in any way, such as chipping or breaking.

The replacement of your veneers must be done by a dental professional, and you should not try to remove your veneers by yourself, as you could damage your gums or teeth if you do so.

You don’t have to cover up all of your teeth with veneers, only the ones that have the imperfections.

It is very important for you to know that if you want to fix very damaged or missing teeth, this is not the procedure to get; these issues are better to correct with treatments like dental implants and crowns.

Dental veneers can be a solution for people who have been dealing with esthetic issues for a long time; patients who do not respond to dental treatments such as teeth whitening or braces and want to get back their smile can benefit from this treatment.

Types of veneers

There are different type of veneers for the patients to choose, here we will take a look at the benefits and characteristics of each one.

It’s also worth knowing that the veneers Mexico procedure needs intensive prep work to get the teeth ready for the final placement of the shells. This prep work will depend on the material the veneers are made of.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very popular due to their aesthetic results, as they give a natural final look.

Some of the benefits of veneers made of this material are:

  • They are a long lasting-solution
  • Made of strong material, less chance of fracture
  • They provide a more natural appearance
  • Stain-resistant

Preparation work for porcelain veneers consists of the minimal removal of the tooth structure to allow space for the new tooth.

After reshaping the tooth surface, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth to create a mold that will be sent to our in-house dental laboratory where the veneer will be made.

Resin-based Composite Veneers

If you’re getting veneers made of resin-based composite material the dentist will clean and reshape the tooth before applying the layer of the material.

The composite resin will be molded to match the exact shape and form of the tooth; for this type of veneer, sometimes only a small amount of tooth has to be removed so the dentist can place the material.

Each layer of the material is then hardened using a curing light. When the material is done being placed, the veneers have to be polished very well before being bonded onto the tooth so they can look and feel like a real, natural tooth.

Some benefits that resin-based composite veneers offer are:

  • Their placement can be done in one single visit
  • Can cover very well minor issues like chipping and discoloration
  • They are easier to fix if necessary

This type of veneer is also more accessible as it is less expensive than porcelain-made veneers.

Zirconia Veneers

If you’re looking forward to getting Cancun veneers, you might also want to consider going for zirconia veneers.

Zirconia is a ceramic material that is also used in other dental restoration procedures such as dental implants and crowns. This material not only allows high strength but it also provides a beautiful finishing look.

Dental veneers made of zirconia offer great benefits, such as:

  • Strong material
  • Long-lasting
  • Very durable
  • Comfortable

Their outside is very smooth so it won’t hurt the gums or other teeth; they are also very resistant to stains either from tea, coffee or smoking.

Zirconia veneers are manufactured in different shades, this allows the patient to choose the color that best matches the rest of their teeth.

Remember, during your initial consultation the dentist will examine the state of your teeth and will help you decide which option of veneers is the best for your case and, of course, for your wallet.

Veneers Cost Mexico

If you’re planning on coming to Mexico to enhance your smile and you are worried about how much are veneers in Mexico, don’t be troubled, the veneers in Mexico cost is way lower in comparison with the United States.

You can check out our price list to see how much you can save on dental veneers!

Here at Sani Dental Group, we want to help you bring out that beautiful smile! If you’re looking for Algodones dentist veneers you can visit us in one of our two clinics in Los Algodones, Mexico, and if you are searching for a tropical getaway, you can book an appointment in our Playa Del Carmen location.

We are ready to give you the best dental care in Mexico.