What’s the Difference Between Veneers at a Dental Clinic VS a Beauty Salon?

Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-coloured material designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. This helps to improve the appearance of discoloured, stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth, giving you a perfect, beautiful smile.

You would think that veneers can only be done at dental clinics, but they can be found at beauty salons too. Let’s look at the differences between veneers at dental clinics versus beauty salons so you can decide what’s best for yourself.

 

 

Personalisation

At a dental clinic, veneers are customised to you and only you. Each piece of veneer is custom-made down to the proportion, texture and shade, and individually applied to achieve a natural, beautiful smile that matches your face shape and complements your features.

Veneers at beauty salons, on the other hand, may not be customised to follow the natural shape of your teeth, which results in a fake and plastered look.

Materials

Only dental-grade materials are used at dental clinics to achieve a certain degree of optical translucency. For example, the lower edge of the teeth look more translucent as they taper off and allow some light to pass through. Light also bounces off the line angles on the teeth, creating texture that looks and feels like real teeth.

The material used by beauty salons may not be able to replicate the optical translucency of natural teeth, and end up looking like white blocks overlayed onto your teeth.

 

Risk

Veneers done by dentists bond smoothly and seamlessly with your natural teeth and gum without any gaps. Regular and comprehensive follow up sessions also ensure that there is no risk to your dental health down the road.

The same may not apply to veneers by beauty salons. Bulky veneers that do not bond well with your natural teeth and gum can cause decay as food and plague collects over time, and salons are unable to clean your teeth professionally.

Yes, veneers at beauty salons are cheaper than dental clinics. But is it truly worth it in the long run?

At Brightside, all veneers are designed and engineered by our dentists in-house. We take pride in our work, and never outsource your veneer designs to a lab. Feel free to reach out to determine if veneers are the right for you, or find out more about our services here.

 

At a Glance

Beauty Saloon VeneersDental Clinic Veneers
No optical translucency. Looks like white blocks overlaid on teeth. Only dental-grade materials are used for optical translucency. Proportion, texture and shade can also be customised to look exactly like natural teeth. 
Does not follow the natural shape of your teeth, resulting in a fake and plastered look. Each piece of veneer is custom-made and carefully applied to achieve a beautiful smile that complements your features. 
Bulky veneers that do not bond well with your natural teeth and gum can cause decay as food and plague collects over time. Veneers done by a dentist bond seamlessly with your natural teeth and gum without any gaps.