Dental Veneers: Costs, Procedure and Pictures

Worn, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth can be restored with either ceramic or composite bonded veneers. Bonded composite fillings are also used for closing diastema (gap between teeth) and reshaping teeth.

Dental veneers (dental laminates) are used to repair shortened or otherwise worn teeth. Dental veneers are used to restore the function and aesthetics of damaged teeth.

Veneers are often made of reinforced glass ceramics such as lithium disilicate. Excellent optical and mechanical properties of a glass ceramic make it a good material for veneers.

In addition to ceramic veneers, teeth can be repaired with composite restorations. Composite fillings are used to correct minor damages such as tooth decay, tooth cracks and gaps between teeth (diastema).

Dental veneers are also called as dental laminates.

Treatment planning

Before dental treatment, dental and bite examination is performed. If necessary, other oral diseases are treated prior to the preparation of laminates.

Prior to treatment, x-rays, photographs and study models of the teeth are investigated to plan the treatment. For example, the shape and colour of veneers are designed prior to treatment.

Dentist Masamitsu Amemori, Helsinki

Smile design

The shape of teeth are individual and are affected by hereditary factors such as gender and ethnic background.

Usually the tooth shapes of young people are clearly visible. Anatomic crown width/length of unworn upper front tooth is about 0.6 to 0.8, i.e., the length of the tooth is greater than the width.

With everyday wear and tear, teeth get shorter with aging.

Worn and shortened teeth

Before starting treatment, I discuss with the patient about the goals of the treatment and, if necessary, will test different tooth shapes to achieve the best possible result.

Smile design of front teeth before dental veneers.

Restoring front teeth with composite fillings

Gaps between teeth and minor corrections

Crowns and veneers made of ceramics are best suited to situations where teeth are badly damaged and a major change in the appearance of the teeth is desired.

Smaller changes such as filling gaps between teeth (diastema) and extension of the tooth tips are usually done with bonded composite restorations.

Minimally invasive treatment

The best thing about bonded composite fillings is that it does not require grinding of teeth. When fixed with composite fillings, teeth are cleaned sharp edges of the teeth rounded. The composite filling is bonded directly to the tooth to restore tooth.

For natural result, several layers of different composites are layered on the tooth surface. This gives the teeth a natural look.

Before and after pictures: bonded composite restorations

Case 1: Worn upper front teeth and bonded composite restorations

Dentist: Masamitsu Amemori

bonded composite restorations

Bonded composite veneers to anterior teeth.

Filling with bonded composite veneers.

Before and after composite bonded restorations.

Case 2: Chipped front teeth and bonded composite restorations

Dentist: Masamitsu Amemori

Cracked front teeth

Smile design of anterior teeth

Before and after treatment of composite veneers

Case 3: Gap between teeth and bonded composite restorations and Icon resin

Dentist: Masamitsu Amemori

Bonded composite fillings in upper front teeth, made in Helsinki Finland.

Icon infiltrate resin, DMG America

DMG America, Icon infiltration resin

Ceramic dental veneers

When bonded composite fillings are suitable in minor restorations, ceramic (porcelain) dental veneers are used when most of the tooth surface needs to be fixed.

Below you can find a video about making of dental veneers.


Before and after pictures: ceramic dental veneers

Case 1: tooth decay and dental veneer

Dentist: Masamitsu Amemori

Tooth decay and cavity fixed with porcelain veneer

Before and after dental veneers

Case 2: Root canal treated, discolored tooth and ceramic crown

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Discolored tooth and ceramic crown

Darkened tooth

Smile design planning

Grinding teeth for veneer

Ready dental crown

 Case 3: Discolored and chipped tooth and ceramic crown

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Darkened tooth

Before and after glass-ceramic dental crown

E.max press crown

After e.max press veneer

Case 4: Old composites replaced with ceramic veneers

Dentist: Masamitsu Amemori

Old bonded composite fillings

New porcelain veneers

How much do dental veneers and composite fillings cost?

Depending on how difficult the case is, bonded composite fillings costs about 159–390 euros per tooth.

The cost for ceramic (porcelain) veneer or crown is 849–1000 euros per tooth.

We provide 12 month full guarantee for bonded composite restorations and 3 year guarantee for ceramic veneers and crowns.

Free dental consultation

We realize that most people feel anxious about a visit to the dentist, so we do our best to make you feel comfortable, in a relaxed informal atmosphere.

From the smallest filling to solving complex dental problems, you will always find a sympathetic ear. We start by getting to know you and helping you overcome any worries you may have about dental care. Our aim is to discover your own particular dental needs and help you keep all your teeth, all your life.

Free dental consultation done by dentist Masamitsu Amemori, Helsinki

The consultation visit lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, during which you will receive answers to your questions as well as a preliminary treatment plan and a cost estimate.

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