Getting a dental treatment done - whether it be for aesthetic or medical reasons - can be very convenient if done abroad. Countries like Thailand, Poland, Hungary or Mexico allow you to save up to 80% on the cost you would need to pay back home. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to give up on quality. Our partner clinics offer the highest standards in dental care (we partner only with those clinics that are JCI-accredited or that received the highest national accreditation) at affordable prices.
Veneers are thin shells that are individually-crafted and bonded to the front
surface of the teeth. There are two main materials used for veneers: resin
composite and porcelain.
Before the actual placement of a veneer, a layer of the underlying tooth surface is shaved off and an impression is taken to create a custom-made veneer that will be cemented onto the tooth to harmonically fit the tooth and mouth. Veneers are an ideal solution for whoever wants to cure discolored, cracked, worn down, chipped, misaligned or uneven teeth.
Patients qualify for veneers only if they have healthy gums and teeth, while they are not recommended for those who suffer from tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infection.
In order to get a professional and insightful overview about veneers, we relied on the expertise of one of our partner hospitals, i.e. Bangkok International Dental Center, and one of the highly-specialized dentists working there, Dr. Vichulada Phunthikaphadr.
We asked Dr. Phunthikaphadr to give us first-hand and professional insight into what veneers are, how they work, and how they can help patients restore their dental health and appearance.
There are two basic types of veneers - porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Since porcelain veneers are made up of ceramics, they tend to last longer than composite veneers, which are made up of composite resin material. Recommending what type of veneers is more suitable than the other depends very much on the patient’s desired outcome and focus, since each of them has its benefits and downsides.
At Bangkok International Dental Center, composite veneers start from around 5,000 THB (140 USD) per tooth. Standard porcelain veneers range from 12,000 to 14,000 THB (340 - 390 USD) per tooth. Removable porcelain veneers cost around 23,000 THB (650 USD) per tooth. If a patient desires to treat the whole mouth, discount packages may be available.
Composite veneers will require maintenance and need replacement periodically. Time frames vary greatly from case to case and also depend on a number of factors, e.g. how good the patient takes care of his/her dental hygiene. Porcelain veneers usually last longer and it is up to each patient to take good care of their teeth and oral hygiene to make sure that veneers are long-lasting and stable.
This type of veneers is only recommended for selected cases and may not apply to all needs. Removable veneers are made up of thin porcelain and may be a good option for patients who want to change the color shade or slightly adjust the shape of their natural teeth. Once it is assessed that removable veneers are a suitable option, impressions of the teeth are taken to create custom- made veneers that will be then properly customized during a follow-up visit. Removable veneers are not prepared on-site, but rather in an overseas lab, so the lead time in this case is longer compared to standard porcelain veneers.
We would like to thank Dr. Phunthikaphadr for her precious contribution!
Bangkok International Dental Center is a world-class clinic with 100 highly-specialized dentists and surgeons. It was the first dental center in Thailand to achieve the Joint Commission International (JCI) certification. Along with cosmetic procedures such as dental implants, veneers and crowns, the facility offers many other preventive and restorative procedures.