Dental veneers in Mexico can be a great solution for a bright smile. They cover damaged or injured teeth by fitting a shell-like cover over the teeth to fill in gaps, smoothen the surface, protect tooth enamel worn by age, or even straighten uneven alignment, cracks, and chipped teeth.
The cost of dental veneers will vary on a lot of factors. This includes the professional fee of the cosmetic dentist, the location where the treatment is performed, the skill of the ceramist making the veneers, the type of material used (porcelain is more expensive than composite ones), even the number of teeth being treated as well as the severity of the patient’s case.
In general, the cost of composite veneers in the US can cost anywhere from $250 – $1,500 per tooth same with Canada while porcelain veneers cost higher and start from $1,200 – $2,600 while it is $1,000 – $1,200 in Canada.
In Mexican cities such as Los Algodones, the starting price for composite veneers is $180 while it ranges from $200 – $275 for porcelain veneers. You can also opt for Zirconia veneers which are priced at $400 for a single tooth. There is an available Porcelain Veneers Package that already includes transportation assistance from airport to clinic and back, hotel accommodations at the Hacienda Los Algodones with rates as low as $30 per night exclusively for dental patients. A FREE shuttle service between the clinic and hotel will also be provided. Another nearby city you can visit to avail of veneers is Tijuana where porcelain veneers are priced at $310 – $350.
The Materials Used in Dental Veneers
Porcelain and Composite Resin Veneers
The most common types of dental veneers used today are porcelain or composite resin veneers. These are both strong, long-lasting and help protect the teeth against further damage, as well as offering a brighter, more beautiful smile, clearer speech, and chewing function.
The porcelain veneers are created and designed in a dental technician’s laboratory. They are more durable as they can last for 12-25 years. Composite veneers can be created at the same time as your dental visit and can last 4 – 8 years. Unlike their porcelain counterparts, composites require maintenance because they chip. They cost less and their porcelain veneers cost more but they are more durable and rarely require maintenance.
The Dental Veneers Procedure:
First, the dentist will assess your teeth and find the right tooth color and will later show the photographs of expected results.
Your tooth is then reshaped to provide a customized fit for the dental veneer. Then, your dentist will make impressions of the teeth from a mold. This mold or impression will be sent to a dental laboratory for the creation of customized dental veneers. While waiting for the permanent veneers, patients may be fitted with temporary veneers to help protect the surface of the teeth.
During the second visit, usually, one or two days later, the dentist removes the temporary veneers and places the final veneers on the surface of the teeth, adjusting their fit for optimal function and appearance. Dentists may use a variety of techniques to produce, bond, and adjust veneers on the teeth.
In most cases, veneers last for years with proper care, and patients are recommended to engage in regular dental cleanings and examinations to help promote veneer longevity.
Dental Veneers Doctors in Mexico
Dr. Irma Gavaldon
Dr. Irma Gavaldon, head of Cancun Dental Specialists, is a U.S Board Certified Dentist and active member of the ADA.
She has been studying, teaching, and performing dentistry for over the past 30 years and has never once had any history of board sanctions or malpractice.
Dr. Gavaldon is a graduate from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (U.N.A.M) recognized as one of the best universities in Latin America.
She continued her education in the U.S, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan. Which is ranked amongst the top 3 dental schools in the U.S.
Dr. Enrique Lopez Gaspar
Dr. Enrique Lopez Gaspar was born and grew up in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, he graduated with a D.D.S. degree with high honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the oldest and most prestigious University in Mexico.
Dr. Lopez has been practicing general dentistry for over 38 years, he has extensive experience in every aspect of 21st-century routine, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Despite his relaxed and informal approach, Dr. Lopez is a perfectionist, which means he insists on the latest advances in dental techniques, materials, and technology together with his friendly and gentle manner is a consistent feedback theme from his patients.
Dr. Joaquin Berdeja
Dr. Joaquin Berdeja got specialized in the removal of dental mercury and colocation of resin fillings at the “Universidad Autónoma de Cd Juarez”.
Dr. Joaquin Berdeja has a successful career of 32 years. For the past 23 years, he has been part of the Medical Staff of The Good Samaritan Medical Center.