Veneers are generally used to repair damaged and discolored teeth, veneers in comparison to crowns require less removal of enamel and provides very natural results. However, using veneers to fix gaps between teeth can also provide very good results.
How long does it take to get veneers fitted?
For gaps that are rather big then orthodontics is the best form of treatment. Though the downside of orthodontic treatment is it can take from 6 months to a year and in more severe cases sometimes 2 years which is why veneers are chosen by patients who want instant results.
Also orthodontic treatment is expensive with costs of braces starting at 10,000 RMB. Veneers on the other hand porcelain veneers only require 1 to 2 weeks and the results are instantaneous. So who wouldn’t be tempted?
Prices of porcelain veneers are cheaper than orthodontics and with lots of brands to chose from normally veneers cost 3,000 RMB to 4,000 RMB per tooth. So if you were only want veneers on your front teeth to fix the gaps then veneers are much more cost effective than paying 10,000 RMB for braces.
However, veneers also have their disadvantages, not all gaps in teeth can be treated with veneers is only suitable for small gaps that way the results are much more natural. Also enamel has to be removed from the surface of the tooth before the veneers can be fitted, so once the enamel has been removed it can’t be undone.
There are other options such as dental crowns which are roughly about the same price but it’s not recommended. Especially when the gaps are larger and a substantial amount of enamel needs to be removed from the tooth before the crown can be fitted. Therefore, porcelain veneers are a option for dental repair depending on the patient’s case and suitability.