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Veneers

Enhance your smile with dental veneers in Singapore.

Veneers are thin, custom-made laminates designed to cover the front surface of teeth, effectively concealing imperfections such as chips, stains, misalignment, or gaps. Made from porcelain or composite resin, these veneers are crafted to match the colour and translucence of your natural teeth, ensuring they blend seamlessly. Whether you select a shade that matches your existing teeth or a brighter tone, veneers offer a quick way to improve your smile, with options including porcelain or composite materials.

Prices start from $162 (including GST) per tooth, making veneers an affordable option for transforming your smile quickly—often within just a few days.

Types of Dental Veneers

The 2 types of dental veneers are porcelain and composite veneers. Your dentist will recommend the best option to suit your condition, needs, preferences and lifestyle.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells customised to match the shape, shade and translucency of your natural teeth. They are permanently attached to your teeth.

Pros
  • Resistant to staining
  • More aesthetically pleasing
  • Lasts longer (10 to 15 years with proper care)
Cons
  • More expensive
  • Requires at least 2 dental visits to complete the procedure
  • Requires a longer time to attach onto the teeth
  • Irreversible as shaving down of the teeth to apply the veneer may be required
  • Cannot be repaired when damaged; will need to be replaced

Composite veneers are made of plastic or resin to match your natural teeth. Applied directly to the tooth’s surface, these veneers are sculpted and cured in a single visit, unlike porcelain veneers which are created in a laboratory.

Pros
  • Can be applied to the teeth in a single appointment
  • Cheaper option
  • Reversible, as shaving down of the tooth may not be necessary for the application
  • Can be repaired if damaged
Cons
  • Less resistant to discolouration and stains
  • Less durable and lasting (4 to 8 years with proper care)

Porcelain veneers are thin shells customised to match the shape, shade and translucency of your natural teeth. They are permanently attached to your teeth.

Pros
  • Resistant to staining
  • More aesthetically pleasing
  • Lasts longer (10 to 15 years with proper care)
Cons
  • More expensive
  • Requires at least 2 dental visits to complete the procedure
  • Requires a longer time to attach onto the teeth
  • Irreversible as shaving down of the teeth to apply the veneer may be required
  • Cannot be repaired when damaged; will need to be replaced

Composite veneers are made of plastic or resin to match your natural teeth. Applied directly to the tooth’s surface, these veneers are sculpted and cured in a single visit, unlike porcelain veneers which are created in a laboratory.

Pros
  • Can be applied to the teeth in a single appointment
  • Cheaper option
  • Reversible, as shaving down of the tooth may not be necessary for the application
  • Can be repaired if damaged
Cons
  • Less resistant to discolouration and stains
  • Less durable and lasting (4 to 8 years with proper care)

Cost of Veneers in Singapore

Price:

$162 – $1,944 per tooth

(Inclusive of GST)

First Payment
(Initial Consultation)

$21.60 - $54

Second Payment
(Veneer Preparation)

$162 - $594 per tooth (Composite)

$972 - $1,944 per tooth (Porcelain)

Other potential costs

Depending on the condition of your teeth, you may need to pay additional costs for:

  • X-ray
  • Vitality test
  • Digital Smile Design plan
  • The cost of veneers ranges from $162 – $1,944 (inclusive of GST) per tooth, depending on the type of material used (composite or porcelain).

    Consultation fee of $21.60 – $54 will be applicable prior to the veneer treatment.

    Kindly note that the prices stated are not final. Before proceeding with the treatment, you are advised to consult our dentists for a quotation.

    Veneers Application Procedure

    • Step 1: Initial Consultation

      Your first visit involves a discussion of your dental goals and an oral health assessment to confirm your suitability for veneers. Your dentist will evaluate the fit, shape, and shade of the veneers and outline a detailed treatment plan, including costs.

    • Step 2: Preparation of the Tooth

      Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to guide the dental lab in fabricating your veneers. If necessary, teeth are reshaped under local anaesthesia, and temporary veneers are placed to protect your teeth and assess aesthetics.

    • Step 3: Placing the Veneer

      Once your custom veneers are ready—typically within 7 to 10 days—your teeth are cleaned, and temporary veneers are removed. After any final adjustments, the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth, completing your new smile.

    Why Choose i.Dental?

    • Professional Service

      i.Dental has accumulated over 30 years of experience in dentistry. Our team strives to provide dedicated and professional services to all our customers.

    • Holistic Range of Services

      We offer a holistic range of dental services designed to meet all your unique needs. This includes restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dentistry services.

    FAQs About Veneers

    FAQs

    Veneers improve the appearance of the entire tooth by attaching a thin porcelain or composite shell over your natural tooth.

    On the other hand, teeth bonding involves altering the appearance of a part of your tooth. This is done by bonding a composite resin material to a chipped, broken or discoloured tooth. This procedure tends to be a more cost-effective option compared to veneers.

    While veneers improve the look of your smile, dental crowns help to improve both your teeth’s function and appearance. Aside from this, other differences include:

    • Coverage
      Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth while dental crowns are placed over the entire tooth.
    • Durability
      Crowns are more durable than veneers, which may need to be replaced after a couple of years.
    • Material
      Veneers are made of porcelain or composite material. On the other hand, dental crowns can be made of a wide range of materials including metal, porcelain, resin, ceramic or porcelain fused to a metal alloy.
    • Thickness
      Crowns tend to be slightly thicker than veneers.

    Local anesthesia will be used to ensure you’re comfortable during the veneer application, although you might feel some sensitivity in your teeth afterwards. As such, your dentist may prescribe painkillers to help with the sensitivity, and you are advised to avoid foods that are overly hot or cold.

    If you experience persistent pain, consult your dentist.

    No, MediSave cannot be used for veneers as the procedure is a cosmetic one. MediSave can only be used for surgical procedures like dental implants or wisdom tooth surgeries.

    Additionally, CHAS subsidies will not be available.

    Veneers are an irreversible and permanent dental process as it usually involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. Once this enamel is removed, it does not grow back.

    The veneers itself, however, are not permanent. Porcelain veneers have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years while composite veneers can last 4 to 8 years. They will need to be replaced or repaired when they are damaged.

    Veneers, especially those made of porcelain, are known for their stain resistance, but that does not mean they will stay pristine white forever. Proper care and maintenance are essential to maintain their appearance over the years.

    Dental veneers may be right for you if you have:

    • Chipped teeth
    • Gaps between teeth (also known as diastema)
    • Mild misalignment
    • Deep stains from medication not removable by teeth whitening procedures
    • Oddly shaped or worn-down teeth

    Veneers are generally not suitable for children with primary teeth or those with severe dental issues such as gum disease, extensive tooth decay, or significant misalignment. Individuals who frequently grind their teeth may also need alternative treatments.

    Unsure if veneers are right for you? Book a consultation with our dentists to find out more.

    Maintaining your veneers is straightforward with these tips:

    • Practise Good Oral Hygiene: Regular brushing and flossing, along with professional dental cleanings, are essential. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss gently to keep your veneers in good condition.
    • Choose the Right Toothpaste: Use a non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the veneer surfaces.
    • Limit Stain-causing Foods and Drinks: Reduce consumption of foods and beverages like coffee, tea, wine, and heavily coloured spices that can stain your veneers.
    • Avoid Hard Foods: Prevent damage such as chips or cracks in your veneers by not biting down on hard objects like ice, hard candies, or bones.

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