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Worried about high cost of dental cosmetics? Porcelain Veneers Abroad can help you save a lot of money.

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Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that hide any tooth defect. Tetracycline stains, chipped tooth or if there is a gaps between your front teeth, all these can be cosmetically repaired with veneers.

Therefore, veneers are a conservative way of improving a tooth’s color, size, or shape.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of porcelain veneers in the USA, Canada and Australia ranges between $1800- $2500 per tooth. If this is a daunting cost, then crossing international borders to India, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Costa Rica, or Colombia is a good option as the prices here range between $140-$600.

So, you will not only save 60-80% on cost, but you could also squeeze in an overseas vacation. Compare Porcelain Veneer abroad prices with the USA and Canada here.

Porcelain Veneers Abroad Price Comparison List
Country Cost Country Cost
USA $2500 Canada $1800
Mexico $600 Vietnam $450
Costa Rica $525 Thailand $400
Colombia $490 India $140

Porcelain Veneer Abroad Procedure

Visit 1: 

  1. Design Finalization: The dentist will first discuss the procedure with you and finalize your smile design.
  2. Anesthesia and Tooth Preparation: You will be given local anesthesia. After this, the dentist will remove a small amount of the front surface of your tooth (about 0.3 to 0.5 millimeters). This will ensure proper space for the veneer to attach.
  3. Tooth Impression: Finally, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create the veneers.

This procedure can take from 1-2 hours, depending on how many teeth you are getting restored. After the first visit, your teeth will feel a bit rough and strange. But don’t worry, they will look just the same, even from very close up.

  • Special Care after Visit 1: 
  1. Brush your teeth well as they can stain easily at this stage.
  2. The prepared tooth becomes sensitive to air and cold stuff. For this, you can ask the dentist to place a temporary veneer (extra charges applicable).

Visit 2: 

  1. Trying your Veneers: On your second visit, you will try out your porcelain veneer. Ensure that your prosthetics meet your esthetic and functional needs.
  2. Washing of Tooth: After finalization, the tooth is cleansed with chemicals to achieve a bond.
  3. Bonding: The veneers are bonded using a special dental cement.
  4. Photo Polymerization: A  light beam then initiates the release of a catalyst to harden the cement.

You can try out your veneers and have them bonded on two separate visits as both these processes can take time.

  • Special Care during Visit 2: 
  1. Pay special attention to the color of the veneer.
  2. You can have multiple modifications before veneer bonding. After that, major modifications will require an extra fee.

Porcelain Veneers vs Crowns

Veneers Vs Dental Crown
Properties Veneers Dental Crown
Coverage Covers visible tooth (front) Covers entire tooth
Tooth Reduction Less tooth reduction More tooth reduction
Thickness 1 mm 2 mm or more
Usage Cannot be used for broken tooth or tooth decay Cover all types of tooth defect
Strength Less strong Stronger


Lumineers are made of the same material as that of the Veneers. However, the lumineers are ultra-thin and may resemble a contact lens in thickness. On top of it, there is no need to prepare or remove any sensitive part of your tooth.

In spite of such advantages, lumineers are not always preferred. The major reason is that these are expensive. Also, due to their extremely thin surface, these are unable to hide severely deformed teeth.

Porcelain Veneers vs Lumineers

Lumineers are advanced versions of the traditional porcelain veneers. Read along to find the difference between the two.

Porcelain Veneers Vs Lumineers
Properties Veneers Lumineers
Thickness 0.5 mm thick Only 0.2 mm thick
Tooth Reduction ~0.5 mm enamel removed Not required
Anesthesia Required No need
Sittings needed Multiple Single
Reversibility Irreversible Reversible
Masking Can mask any tooth defect Cannot mask severe damage
Fit Made-to-order, so fits perfectly Difficult to fit


MTC helps you find the “cheapest veneers in the world”. Find out more about the locations where we offer this facility.

Porcelain Veneers in Mexico

If you are wondering what dental tourism in Mexico would be like, then read along.

  • If you are wondering “how much are veneers in Mexico?“, then you’d be glad to know that the prices starts at $600 only.
  • Our network clinics in Mexico offers world-class facilities like CAD-CAM, dental laser technology, CT-scan and an in-house dental lab.
  • Up to 3 FREE nights at Hotel Hacienda Los Algodones on treatment of $2000 and above. (T & C applied)*

Facilities for Porcelain Veneers in Mexico

*Contact our case managers for terms disclosure.

Our partner clinics in Mexico are present in:

  • Ajijic
  • Cancun
  • Los Algodones
  • Mexicali
  • Nuevo Laredo
  • Puerto Valarta
  • Rosarito
  • Tijuana

You can also check out our partner dentists in Mexico here.

Porcelain Veneers in Colombia

Colombia is another destinations for Porcelain Veneers Abroad. It is in close vicinity to the USA and Canada. According to a detailed report from Colombia Reports,[1]Colombia Reports
“Colombia’s tourism industry has grown more than 300% since 2006 when only 1 million foreigners visited the country…”
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Colombia is experiencing a massive inflow of tourists from all over the world.

As of 2018, more than 3 million tourists had entered the Colombian borders and most of them were from the United States.

Foreign visitors for Dental Work in Colombia-Porcelain Veneers abroad
In Colombia, we have partner clinics in:

Read more about dentists in Colombia here.

Veneers in Costa Rica

Being in close vicinity, people from the USA[2]NZ Herald
Dental tourism: Is going abroad for a crown worth the risk?
““The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says Americans spent $2.6 billion on medical and dental tourism in 2018. That’s up from just $757 million in 2008. While there are no reliable counts of how many people leave the United States for discount foreign dentistry, officials in Costa Rica, a hub for dental tourism, estimate that tourists spent more than $200 million on implants, crowns, veneers and other tooth care there in 2017.”
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and Canada plan their lumineers in Costa Rica. Even people from Australia and New Zealand prefer visiting this green country for their dental work as the high quality treatments are affordable here.

Accredited clinics in Costa Rica for Porcelain Veneers

Our Costa Rica based dental center is AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities ) accredited and is locally accredited by PROMED.

With low-cost Porcelain veneers in Costa Rica, you would also be able to savor a tropical vacation.

In Costa Rica, we have partner clinics in

  • San Jose

Read more about dentist in Costa Rica here.

Porcelain Veneers in Thailand

Thailand offers affordable porcelain veneer options clubbed with a nice beachy vacation. Our partner clinics here are accredited by JCI and are in partnership with the Malo Clinic.

To save your time, the clinics have in-house dental labs as well.

Porcelain veneers abroad destination-Thailand

In Thailand, MTC has partner clinics in

  • Phuket
  • Bangkok

Read more about Dentists in Thailand here.

Veneers in Vietnam

In the past few years, Vietnam has seen an upsurge in dental tourism. According to the statistics, approximately 100,00 tourists travel to Vietnam for the dental work. [3]Mena FN
Growing Dental Hygiene couple with Surge in Foreign Dental Tourists are Expected to be the key Growth Drivers for Vietnam Dental Services Industry: Ken Research
“Some of its services are 85% less than what is offered in other developed countries. Vientnam is one of the popular places for people to avail dental services especially for foreign tourists. Presently approximately 100,000 foreign tourists travel to Vietnam each year as a dental tourist…”
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Dental tourism in Vietnam
Halong Bay Vietnam

It is also expected that cosmetic dentistry in Vietnam will continue to rise. Tourists, especially in the age group of 15-35 years, will be the major influx for dental tourism here due to their increased consciousness towards their looks.

In Vietnam, we have partner clinics in

  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Hanoi

Read more about dentists in Vietnam here.

Porcelain Veneers in India

Getting your veneers in India is one of the cheapest places to get Veneers Abroad. However, the low cost does not mean that you will compromise on quality.

The accredited clinics with state-of-the-art facilities and trained dentists will surely make your dental tourism in India worthwhile.

Chandigarh Dental Tourism-Veneers

In India, we have partner locations in

  • Chandigarh
  • Jodhpur
  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Rajkot
  • Ahmadabad

Read more about dentist in India here

Which is the Best Country for Porcelain Veneers?

Choosing the best country for porcelain veneers depends on multiple factors. It includes your budget, the distance that you are willing to travel and experience of the dentist.

If you are from USA or Canada, then you can find suitable options in Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica. All these countries are in close neighborhood and have dental clinics with state-of-the-art facilities.

However, if you hail from south under Australia or New Zealand, then Vietnam and Thailand are closer to you. Here, you will save on travelling and procedure cost and you can spend a quality vacation in these countries.

Our partner dentists are accredited to organizations like JCI, AAAASF , etc. so you don’t have to worry about the quality of treatment.

What are the Disadvantages of Veneers?

Veneers may boost your confidence by correcting your smile, however there do have some drawbacks. These are:

  • Your veneered tooth may become sensitive to heat or cold or both.
  • You can no longer bite hard objects which can cause breaking of your veneers.
  • It is not a reversible process.
  • If you are a tea or coffee addict or you smoke and drink heavily, then the veneers can get stained.

Precautions with Porcelain Veneers

Do you know that porcelain veneers can last as long as 20 years?

Though porcelain is long-lasting, the exposed part of the tooth is still vulnerable to decay. Therefore, it is important that you take good care of them.

Here are a few steps to ensure the longevity of your veneers:

  • Avoid frequent snacking as it accelerates tooth decay.
  • Brush and floss regularly and diligently.
  • Contact your dentist if you notice puffiness or bleeding in the gums which are around your veneers.
  • Visit your dentist regularly (atleast 3 times a year) to get your teeth margins polished.
  • Avoid excessive coffee, tea, wine, tobacco products, and other chromogenic products as their long term use can spoil the aesthetic effect achieved by veneers.
  • Avoid abrasive toothpaste, as they can scratch the margins.
  • Biting pins, nails, etc., and striking them with hard objects may cause veneers breakage. If you participate in contact sports, wear a mouth protector.

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