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 $269 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.

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.

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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, decayed, or crooked teeth.

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

Criteria Composite Veneers Ceramic Veneers
Cost $69 to $250 USD ea $262 to $590 USD ea
Procedure Time 1-2 Days, 1-2 Appointments 2-5 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

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 night guard.

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.

 

Clinic Composite Veneers Ceramic Veneers
Dentist Cartagena N/A $409 USD ea
CIC de la Costa
Cartagena
$250 USD ea $490 USD ea
Alta Estetica
Medellin
$100 USD ea $426 USD ea
Clinica Liv
Medellin
$69 USD ea $262 USD ea
CROI
Bogota
N/A $590 USD ea

Dentist Cartagena

5/5

5/5 – 4 Reviews

Improve your smile in one of the top destinations in the Caribbean. Located beachfront in the most exclusive part of the wonderful Cartagena, Colombia.

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

Centro de Implantes de la Costa

5/5

5/5 – 6 Reviews

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

5/5

5/5 – 5 Reviews

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

Clinica Liv

5/5

5/5 – 9 Reviews

Liv brings together a group of health specialists to provide comprehensive rejuvenative medicine.

Veneers in Bogota

Clínica de Rehabilitación Oral e Implantes

0/5

no reviews

Dr. German Ariza and his team apply world class expertise to a full range of dental procedures.

 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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