Getting veneers in Vietnam

If you are not confident in the way you look just because of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry is the best solution to solve your issues. One prevalent cosmetic option is smile makeover which encompasses a number of treatments to give you the most possibly beautiful smile. Those treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Tooth-colored crowns or fillings
  • Tooth-colored bonding
  • Porcelain veneers

This article will provide you the most ultimate overview of dental veneers in Vietnam which cover the pros and cons, why you should get dental veneers, prices of dental veneers in Vietnam, Lumineer and other related information.

What are dental veneers?

Porcelain veneers are infamously expensive no matter where you go in the world. However, due to cost differences, traveling while getting veneers in Vietnam actually make sense for people in developed countries.

Veneer is a technique in cosmetic prosthetic preservation, or cosmetic dentistry, of modern dentistry. This method does not require grinding teeth or only sharpening from 0.3 to 0.5mm. Veneers ensure the aesthetics of your smile, without changing too much of its structure. Comparing to natural teeth that have the hardness from 80 to 120 Mpa, Emax veneers have a hardness from 400 Mpa to 600Mpa, which helps you chew comfortably. Veneers’ natural color helps cover all the defects in color and shape of teeth. In addition, the stability of porcelain veneers is very high. They’re durable to the effects of biological, chemical factors and mechanical forces in the oral environment. 

Veneer procedure is considered as one of the most effective and comprehensive aesthetic methods that give the brand new beautiful looking of the smile while reserving the nature of teeth. Therefore, more and more global patients have chosen veneers as a cosmetic procedure in Vietnam. Veneers in Vietnam can be done in only two sessions in which the first session is for consultation and getting an impression, and the second session is for placing the veneers.

Pros and cons of getting veneers in Vietnam

Pros:

  • Preserve the natural teeth: Veneers are a cosmetic procedure that minimizes the sharpening of tooth enamel.
  • Lower the level of teeth sensitivity: Don’t require grinding teeth too deep, porcelain veneers don’t affect the life of the teeth. The procedure only requires scratching of the tooth surfaces so the occlusal does not need to change as in orthodontics.
  • Does not affect tooth canal
  • Veneer material has a transparent color and is almost identical to real teeth up to 99%
  • After the work is done, you can completely chew as normal, it isn’t different from your natural teeth while eating

Cons:

  • Affect tooth enamel
  • Risk of bad breath

How to decide whether veneers are suitable for you?

Good oral health:

Like any cosmetic dentistry, your teeth and tooth enamel and gums must be in good health and strong enough for the procedure. You must be completely free from cavities and tooth decay. Of course, in case you have such a problem, the dentist will suggest you do dental restoration treatment in advance.

Full enamel:

It is important that you have enough enamel, so it helps veneers teeth stick to real teeth. 

Reasonable straight teeth:

In order to qualify for porcelain veneers, your teeth should be of moderate size. In addition, there should be no big gaps that are larger than 1/2 teeth between the teeth that you’re planning to get veneers. Veneers can be glued on some of your slightly curled teeth. But those teeth which are seriously skewed and bent are normally not good candidates for veneers. In their case, porcelain veneers are usually not strong enough for mechanical forces in the long term.

No habit of grinding teeth or using teeth as tools

Do you often chew your nails or open beer bottles by your teeth? If you have such habits of using your teeth as such tools, you should definitely not get veneers. The reason is that these habits will ruin your cosmetic veneers. In general, Veneers are very strong and durable, but also they’re attached to your teeth using dental materials. With certain ways that you apply forces on your dental veneers, incidents might occur. So make sure you do not have those kinds of habits before you decide to get veneers.

Seriously stained teeth

Typically, whitening is the solution of choice for stained teeth. However, if your teeth are seriously damaged, for example, due to smoking habits, the whitening technique may not work. Veneers or crowns would be the right solutions. They can completely cover even discoloration caused by decay or filling.

Minor break

You can apply cosmetic veneers if there are no major dental defects, to cover up the small cracks or slightly broken parts. 

What to expect during the veneers procedure in Vietnam?

Veneers procedure is a method of restoring the teeth by replacing the outer part of tooth enamel by sticking veneer material to the surface of the left part. So here’s what you should expect to happen during veneer procedure:

Step 1: General examination

The doctor will examine your teeth and occlusal to decide whether you’re suitable for veneers or not. And if you have tooth decay or tartar on your teeth, or any periodontal disease, the doctor will make sure they’re cleaned or treated well before proceeding the veneer procedure.

Step 2: Take the impression

The dentist reshapes your teeth and takes the impression of your teeth after that. Veneers’ thickness is small, so the dentist can preserve the maximum of your teeth. The impression should be used to design the veneers with the help of a computer-aided design system to not only meet the aesthetic requirements like color, shape, dimensions but also ensure the physical function like strength, angle, durability.

Step 3: Attach temporary crowns

The doctor will attach temporary crowns on your teeth while waiting for the veneers to be designed and manufactured. Temporary crowns can help you communicate more confidently and chew easier.

Step 4: Attach Veneers

Finally, when the veneers have been made and delivered, the material will be tested by the dentist and finally attach to the patient’s teeth.

Is this painful to get veneers in Vietnam?

During the veneers procedure, the reshaping stage takes place in the outer part of the tooth (enamel), and also the soft tissues are not affected at all. Therefore, it doesn’t create any annoying or painful feelings to you for sure. That’s one thing you can relax about.

How much do veneers cost in Vietnam?

The average price of dental veneers in Vietnam is around $259 – $345 per tooth. Meanwhile, one veneer alone in Australia can cost upwards of $1320 (or $2,000 in the US). Many citizens of these two countries travel to get veneers in Vietnam and save up to 70%.

TreatmentUnit(s) Costs (USD)
Emax, Cercon HT porcelain veneerPer unit 302 – 345
Lisi Press porcelain crown/veneersPer unit 388

Check out some sample prices of veneers offered by a top-quality dental clinic in Vietnam for reference. Click Dental cost in Vietnam to see more prices of veneers in Vietnam

What impacts the cost of veneers?

There are two factors that affect the cost of veneers:

  • Materials: Different types of veneers are produced by different manufacturers with different technologies, different figures of durability, strength, aesthetics, translucency, and indication.
  • Doctor background: The specialty and years of experience of dentists also greatly affects the price of porcelain veneer teeth. Veneer is a very difficult technique, it requires the well-trained dentists to conduct, there is also a certain price difference depending on the dentist’s professional level and experience. Therefore, when you’re offered a surprisingly low price veneer package, remember to ask for a profile of the dentist in charge of your case.

Veneer package in Vietnam from 604 USD

Highlights:

High-quality Emax veneer (Ivoclar Vivadent), 10-year warranty

2 frontal veneers

Price changes depending on the number of veneers:

  • 4 veneers: 1,208 USD
  • 6 veneers: 1,812 USD
  • 8 veneers: 2,416 USD

Complimentary ground transportation

No added agency fee!

Inclusions

A dental check-up, examination, x-ray, mock-up

Pre and post-operative Consultation

Cleaning, scaling, and polishing

Veneers, doctor fee, sterilization, nursing fee

Airport pickup – drop-off, transportation between hotel – clinic

English speaking case manager

Exclusions

Treatment insurance

Personal expenses

Medication (if necessary)

Learn more Package and Hot Deals of Veneers in Vietnam.

Veneers vs Crowns as an aesthetic solution

Veneer procedure only requires reshaping teeth with a depth of 0.5mm, while the crown requires grinding of 2mm depth. You can see that the purpose of veneers is to minimize the abrasion to your real teeth, which keep your teeth strong and more durable while bringing out the best look for your smile.

Although, there are some circumstances in which crowns are inevitable, such as when the gap between two teeth is too big for veneers or when the tooth is heavily damaged, etc

Regarding lifespan, under good care, veneers could last up for 10-15 years. As for the crown procedure, the average lifespan of the porcelain crown could be up to 20 years or even 30 years (depending on the type of cosmetic porcelain you choose).

Lumineers

Lumineers have the same function as veneers: to bond in the front of the teeth. However, these special veneers are made of only one material – Cerinate by Denmat. Cerinate’s hardness is much stronger than veneers’ overall materials, creating the opportunity for Lumineers to be exceptionally thin: only 0.2-0.3mm.

Due to the thinness, resharpening teeth is not necessary, the process doesn’t require drilling and doing shots. This creates the opportunity for customers to remove Lumineers whenever they want to go back to their original teeth.

Customers only need 2 appointments in order to bond Lumineers in Vietnam:
In the first visit, customers have an initial consultation with their dentist. Dentists will take the impression and transfer the mold to the Lumineers design specialists.
The second visit usually happens several weeks after. This time, the dentist will bond Lumineers with the customer’s teeth in the front. After bonding, customers may check their new Lumineers’ hardness by biting.

In recent years, Vietnamese dentists have started practicing Lumineers in Vietnam. Hence, global customers won’t have to be worried about whether they can have access to this premium procedure in Vietnam.

Cost of Lumineers in Vietnam

In Vietnam, one Lumineers costs around $500. This price is one half the price in the US (from $800 – $1,200), and up to 60% compared to the price in Australia.

Veneers vs Lumineers

  • Thickness: Lumineers are much thinner than veneers, so they rarely require teeth reshaping and drilling
  • Materials: While veneers are made from porcelain, Lumineers are created using a patented ceramic material known as Cerinate
  • Hardness: Lumineer has high tensile strength with the hardness of 900 Mpa, almost double veneers’ hardness. This increases the effectiveness of the teeth function, compared to metal teeth.
  • Removability: Lumineers reserve 100% of your natural teeth. So supposedly, you want to turn back to your natural look, you can ask your dentist to remove them anytime.
  • Durability: While veneers’ durability will wear out in 10-15 years, Lumineers lasts up to 20 years in case of a healthy dental state and the customer does regular-checks at the dental clinic.

Top 10 Vietnamese dental clinics specialized in veneers

I-dent Dental Clinic

Hochiminh, Vietnam

Elite Dental Vietnam

Hochiminh, Vietnam

Paris Dental Clinic

Hanoi, Danang, Hochiminh

Nhan Tam Dental Clinic

Hochiminh, Vietnam

Starlight Dental Clinic

Hochiminh, Vietnam

Home Dental Clinic

Hanoi, Vietnam

Rose Dental Clinic

Hochiminh, Vietnam

Platinum Dental Group

Hochiminh, Vietnam