The most frequently asked questions about veneers

Veneer FAQ

Here I answer the most important questions about veneers in general and the treatment at innoEsthetics. How much do veneers cost? How long do they last? And what do I have to bear in mind?

All questions and answers at a glance!

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General knowledge about veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin ceramic discs that are bonded to the front of teeth. They are used to guarantee a radiant smile and to make cosmetic corrections.

The Veneers we use are manufactured in our own laboratory. In the process, very thin ceramic discs are layered by specially trained dental technicians.

Our laboratory, where the veneers we use are manufactured, is located in Dortmund (Germany).

No, we only offer ceramic veneers. Plastic veneers are theoretically also available, but we do not recommend them because they do not last as long and look comparatively worse.

Veneers costs

A veneer costs €1,500 per tooth. For example, with four veneers, the cost would be €6,000. However, if a client wants to have all their teeth done, an adjustment in cost can be discussed.

No, veneers are in most cases private services and are not covered by health insurance. Only in special cases can you apply for a small subsidy.

This varies from case to case, so you always have to consult us individually. However, you will receive individual assistance from us in order to get the best advice on this topic.

Yes, payment by instalments for veneers is possible with us. It is offered with a term of up to 72 months via an external service provider, whereby 24 months are interest-free. This means that if the veneers are paid off over 2 years, there are no additional costs due to the instalment payment.

Treatment & Procedure

The teeth are ground down from the outside and also a little from above. Unlike crowns, the entire tooth does not have to be ground smaller.

To attach the veneers to the teeth, several gels are first applied to make the surface rougher. Then several layers of adhesive are applied to the tooth and the veneers are bonded one after the other.

An appointment request is made via the form on our website, after which you will be contacted and offered an individual appointment. You will be invited to the practice, where we can get to know each other and clarify your individual situation.

We will discuss what you would like to have and what we suggest. We will also take impressions and photos and discuss the next steps. This first consultation costs a one-time fee of 200€.

This is possible if, for example, the patient lives over 500 kilometres away and it is therefore not possible to come by for a short consultation appointment. However, we recommend coming directly to us, as we can examine the teeth better on site and make the consultation more individual.

After the first consultation, we pass the data on to our laboratory and create a mock-up of plastic veneers. This allows you to see how you would look with real veneers at the second appointment. Afterwards, you decide whether you like it and when we can start with the treatment.

The first appointment is the initial consultation and getting to know each other. The second appointment includes the mock-up and the final determination of what should be done. At the third appointment, the teeth that are not to be treated with veneers are whitened. At the fourth appointment, the teeth for which veneers are planned will again be ground. At the fifth appointment, the veneers are first put on as a trial and then bonded. This appointment is scheduled 2 weeks after the teeth have been ground.

The grinding of 6 to 8 teeth takes approx. 3 hours, whereby all pre & post preparations are already included in this time.

What you need to know beforehand

This depends on the individual wish, as you are completely free to decide how many you would like to have. Normally, we propose a package and then decide together with you what should be done.

No, you can decide individually which teeth bother you and which teeth should be adjusted accordingly with veneers. Four teeth with veneers are therefore just as possible as six, eight or even one.

Yes, for example, you can have only the front teeth fitted with veneers and the remaining teeth bleached. Please note that it is not possible to say 100% beforehand how bright the individual teeth will be and whether we will be able to match the colour of the veneers exactly.

Sometimes it is possible to get veneers without grinding down your teeth first. For example, if you have a lot of space between your teeth. Usually the teeth have to be ground down, but we can clarify this question directly in an individual initial consultation.

One possibility to replace a visible tooth is an implant, which is inserted and on which a crown is placed. The alternative would be a bridge, where the space between two teeth is bridged and thus the hole is closed.

In this case, the teeth must first be straightened. To do this, we use transparent splints or braces that have to be worn first. We will also clarify this at the beginning of our initial consultation, whereby we can refer you directly to an orthodontist if necessary.

We do not offer gum lengthening alone. However, in combination with our veneers, we also treat the gums so that any corrections (e.g. shortening of the gums) can be carried out by us.

What is important after the treatment?

After the teeth have been ground, you will be given a temporary made of plastic that will be placed on the teeth. This way you don’t have to worry about anything happening to your freshly ground teeth.

Each client is given a splint to be used at night to protect the veneers from teeth grinding, for example.

No, you cannot change from a crown to a veneer. This is not possible because the tooth has been worked on to such an extent that veneers can no longer be applied.

Veneers can last for over 20 years and usually do not fall off the tooth on their own. To achieve this, we use special materials and take a lot of time for each individual customer.

No our veneers do not discolour and always remain the same colour.

We give a 5-year guarantee on our work (instead of the industry-typical 2 years), as long as the patient comes in every 6 months for a check-up and a professional dental cleaning and the teeth are visibly well cared for.

No, anyone who has had veneers once will need veneers again afterwards, as the teeth under the veneers have been ground down and therefore cannot simply be left as they are.

If you come for a check-up every 6 months, have your teeth professionally cleaned and take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing, there will be no decay under your teeth and therefore nothing will happen to your teeth.

Everything on the subject of pain

Before the teeth that are to be treated with veneers are ground, these teeth are anaesthetised. Therefore, no pain is to be expected.

The teeth are also anaesthetised when the veneers are inserted, so no pain is to be expected.

You will not feel much pain after the treatment, but you will notice that your teeth have been worked on. We will give you painkillers to keep the pain to a minimum.

Yes, we also offer general anaesthesia for the treatment. However, we only recommend this to patients who have extreme fear of the treatment.

Crowns vs. Veneers

With veneers, the veneers are only placed on the front of the tooth, whereas with crowns, the entire tooth is enclosed and the crown is placed from above. Therefore, with veneers only the front of the tooth has to be ground down, whereas with crowns the entire tooth has to be ground down.

Yes, we can make crowns just as aesthetically pleasing as our veneers. So in most cases you don’t see any difference between the two.

Especially if the teeth are already very broken or discoloured, you should rather opt for a crown, because in these cases it takes more than the thin veneers to cover the tooth.

Dr. Muhammed Ferit Kiziler

Your attending doctor

Muhammed Ferit Kiziler
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