The Complete Guide to Veneers in Colombia


Dental veneers can cost between $925 and $2,500 PER TOOTH in the United States. Fortunately, high quality veneers start at just $69 USD per tooth for composite veneers and $262 USD per tooth for ceramic veneers in Colombia.

Veneers are a perfect procedure for travelers, digital nomads, and expats because of the high quality, low prices, and fast care that dentists in Colombia offer. Dental veneers typically take 2-3 visits to complete spread out over 5-7 business days, and the results can last for decades with proper care.

In this guide, we will be taking a deep dive into all aspects of getting veneers in Colombia. We will cover everything from the procedure itself to the full cost of your trip. Once you’ve finished reading through this guide, you will have all the information you need to pull the trigger and get the smile of your dreams in Colombia. 

Celebrities like Rick Ross have gotten veneers in colombia
Celebrities including Rick Ross and Tekashi69 have gotten veneers in Colombia.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin ceramic or composite resin shells that are bonded to the front of teeth for a more natural and beautiful appearance.

Veneers are used to correct the appearance of stained, chipped, and/or misshapen teeth and to close gaps. 

Am I a Good Candidate For Veneers?

You must have good oral health to get veneers. Your dentist will need to treat disease and decay as needed before they can place veneers.

Patients who clench or grind their teeth may not be good candidates for veneers. Veneers are thin and delicate, and this may cause them to break. Your dentist may suggest you be fitted for a mouthguard.

Before and After Photos of Veneers in Colombia

How Much Do Veneers Cost in Colombia?

The price of veneers in Colombia varies based on the type of material used, location, and clinic. Below is a price list showing the price range at each of our partner clinics in Colombia. Prices listed are starting prices and may vary due to currency fluctuations.

At Apollo Medical Travel, the price you pay with us is the same as you’d pay walking into the clinic. We charge our partner clinics for marketing and operations support and this price is not passed on to you. Our patients pay the clinic directly. 

Clinic Composite Veneers Ceramic Veneers
CIC de la Costa, Cartagena $250 USD ea $490 USD ea
Alta Estetica, Medellin $100 USD ea $426 USD ea

What is the Difference Between Composite and Ceramic Veneers?

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are the less expensive option, and can be completed quickly in 1-2 business days as the composite material can be applied by a dentist in a single visit and simply checked in a follow on appointment. However, composite veneers only last 4-8 years, are more prone to chipping and staining, and don’t appear as natural as ceramic veneers. If damaged, composite veneers can be repaired.

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic veneers take more time, typically 5 business days, and are more expensive. Ceramic veneers are translucent, similar to the outer surface of natural teeth, and offer unmatched aesthetics. Ceramic veneers are more durable, lasting up to 20 years, and are resistant to chipping and staining. If damaged, ceramic veneers must be replaced.

Composite vs Ceramic Veneers Table

Composite Veneers Ceramic Veneers
Cost Relatively Low Relatively High
Time 1-2 Days, 1-2 Appointments 5-7 Days, 2-3 Appointments
Aesthetics Improved Appearance Most Beautiful, Natural Appearance
Durability Vulnerable to Chips and Stains Resistant to Chips and Stains
Lifespan 4-8 Years 20 Years

What is the Process to Get Veneers in Colombia?

Check out the video below for a great visual representation of the process to get ceramic veneers. In Colombia, this process is typically completed over the course of 5-7 business days. Composite Veneers can be completed over the course of a single business day.

How Much Can I Expect to Spend in Total On My Treatment in Colombia?

The price for each veneer is only part of the picture. We are going to dive into the different types of treatments people get as well as the total cost of making a trip to Colombia.

A good way to estimate how many veneers you will need is to smile in the mirror and count how many damaged or discolored teeth you have. This number will vary dramatically for different people. Some patients do not show their bottom teeth when they smile. Others have wider or narrower grins.

Additionally, you may need some additional dental work to prepare your teeth for veneers. Untreated cavities, infections, and other issues must be addressed before your treatment. Send us a picture of your smile today, and we’ll give you a free, no obligation quote.

Our patients typically spend between $3,000 – $8,000 USD for a restoration using ceramic veneers and $800 – $1,500 for restorations using composite veneers.

Travel expenses generally cost approximately $300-550 USD roundtrip depending on the time of year, and lodging ranges from $25 – 75 USD per night. 

Where is the Best Clinic to Get Veneers in Colombia?

At Apollo Medical Travel, we have vetted hundreds of clinics across Latin America. Below are our top picks in Colombia.

Centro de implantes de la costa - dental center in Cartagena, Colombia

Centro de Implantes de la Costa

Composite $250
Porcelain $490

Centro de Implantes de la Costa is a dental clinic in Cartagena, Colombia that offers highly specialized treatments such as orthodontics, oral surgery, smile design, oral rehabilitation, aesthetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry and dental implants.

Alta Estetica Dental

Composite $100+
Porcelain $409+

Alta Estética Dental combines technology and a highly qualified team to provide comprehensive care to their patients.

 Do Colombian Dentists Guarantee Their Work?

Different clinics offer different guarantees, but a clinic will often offer a 1-3 year guarantee for ceramic veneers.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Getting Veneers in Colombia?

Veneers can correct damaged or discolored teeth in a fast, effective procedure with long term results. In Colombia, the cost of veneers is far lower than it is in the United States and you can use those savings to get top of the line care and materials you might not be able to afford back home.

It is important to remember that veneers are permanent. A portion of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth and you must be fitted with veneers permanently once you’ve undergone the procedure.

Lastly, getting dental care far from home carries a risk in the event of a veneer falling off or chipping. In the event that one of your veneers is damaged, you may find that the cost of traveling back to Colombia exceeds the cost of getting the veneer repaired at home. 

Why Is It So Much Cheaper to Get Veneers in Colombia?

The primary reason that it is cheaper to get veneers in Colombia rather than in the US or Canada is the cost of labor. The cost of living is dramatically lower in Colombia, and wages are about 1/3 that of the US. Dentists in Colombia use the same high end materials, techniques, and technology as their colleagues in the US.

What Kind of X-Rays Do I Need to Get Veneers?

You will need to get at least one set of panoramic x-rays before you get veneers. Your dentist will use these x-rays to ensure that your teeth don’t have any underlying issues such as infections or periodontal disease.
If you have a recent copy of panoramic x-rays from your dentist at home, send it to your provider in Colombia as you get your initial quote. 
In Colombia very few dental clinics have an x-ray machine and instead opt to send their patients to stand alone imaging centers, which offer walk in appointments with low wait times and low prices (approximately $20 USD) for panoramic x-rays.

What Other Options Should I Consider?

People considering veneers might also consider teeth whitening, crowns, and dental implants in order to correct discolored or damaged teeth. Braces may also be indicated for patients with crooked teeth or large gaps between their teeth. 

It may sound cliché, but every patient truly is different. The process of getting veneers in Colombia starts with a dentist giving you their professional assessment and making recommendations to help you get you the best smile possible. 


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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. minimafe

    Do porcelain veneers stain if I drink wine or coffee?

    1. Wesley Jacobs

      You’ll have to take care of your porcelain veneers like natural teeth, but they are less prone to stains than composite veneers.

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