Let’s face it, dental veneers are expensive in the U.S.
The price tag is outrageous, almost criminal. They’re typically $1,000-$1,500 a tooth! No wonder you’re exploring getting them done abroad. After all, you’ve seen with your own eyes and heard from friends who have come back with perfect smiles at a fraction of the cost. We don’t have to go into too much detail why they’re so expensive (hint: financially, and purposely, inefficient healthcare system and corrupt insurance companies). Visiting Dental Tourism Colombia in beautiful Cartagena is seriously worth considering. You’ll beat the system too!
Composite veneers: $250 USD each
Porcelain veneers: $460 USD each
These prices include both the temporary veneers and permanent ones. When shopping around for prices, make sure the price includes both. Some places will distort the price by only promoting the permanent price.
We use the same manufacturers as top American and European dentists, BioHorizons, Microdent, and Zimmer. These won’t stain easily and will last a long time. So you know that the price won’t mean a drop in quality.
Back up, what exactly are dental veneers?
Simply put, veneers are thin covers/wafers of various materials like porcelain or composite. Similar to a fake nail someone would get at the spa, a veneer goes over a tooth to enhance its appearance. Each veneer is custom made to fit your tooth to achieve that Hollywood smile. With proper care, composite veneers should last 8 years and porcelain veneers should last 20.
How does the veneer dental procedure work?
Depending on the width of your smile, you’ll need either 6, 8, or 10 per jaw for a complete smile. For a more economical solution, patients will sometimes get just their top row done and then get some laser teeth whitening on their bottom teeth so that everything matches.
Don’t know how many you’d need or if your smile is a good candidate for veneers? Fill out our free virtual consultation form.
All you have to do is upload a few photos of your smile from a few different angles and we’ll tell you in less than 1 business day.
First, Dr. Julio Oliver will sit you down and examine your teeth. Veneers can be placed on most teeth but not all. Your teeth need to be somewhat straight with a normal overbite. Your teeth don’t have to be perfect (if they were, you wouldn’t need veneers) and moderate gaps are fine. If your teeth are too crooked or an overbite too severe, you’ll need to get braces or Invisalign before you can get veneers done.
Next, your teeth a shaven down lightly by a few millimeters, nothing as drastic as getting a crown or bridge. We’ll then take impressions of your teeth and build temporary veneers based off of these measurements.
These temporary veneers serve two purposes:
These impressions and temporary veneers will serve as an example of how you’ll look with permanent veneers. You’ll be able to work with Dr. Gonzales to match the size, shape, and shade of veneer. Once you’re happy, your permanent veneers will be sent to the lab to be created based off of these measurements.
Your permanent veneers take a few days to build. These temporary veneers will be kept in your mouth so you don’t have to walk around with slightly shaved down teeth.
Dr. Julio Oliver is a dental veneers expert
You’re in good hands, Dr. Julio Oliver has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for 18+ years and has multiple specialized degrees including:
Implantology (Universidad Veracruzana of México)
Endodoncia (University of Cartagena)
Oral Rehabilitation and Clinical Biochemistry, Masters (University of Cartagena)
We offer a free concierge service to make things easy for international patients
Airport Pickup: We’ll meet you in arrivals at Rafael Núñez International Airport holding a postcard with your name on it.
Hotel Check-In: We’ll then take you to your hotel and help you settle in.
First Appointment Transportation: After you check into your hotel and/or get your scans done, we'll take you to your first appointment.
Local Contact: We'll be your local point of contact should you need anything. From a restaurant recommendation to an emergency like a lost passport, don’t hesitate to reach out.