Dental Veneers

Dr. Kelvin Chua

By Dr. Kelvin Chua & team

Clinical Director, Gentle Smile Dental Studio

Dental veneers are coverings made from high-quality dental materials like tooth-coloured composite or porcelain, designed to fit over the front surfaces of teeth.

Singaporeans who need a way to solve imperfections in their teeth can look towards dental veneers as a way to enhance their appearance.

What cosmetic issues can veneers solve?

The three aspects of a beautiful smile are colour, alignment and shape. Veneers play an integral part in enhancing these qualities of your smile.


teeth colour in perfect smile makeover


teeth alignment in a smile makeover

Lines that gradually taper look pleasant.

Lines that suddenly jut up and down look stark.

Further to that, regular-spaced gaps between teeth also create a pleasant appearance.

Veneers can create a more pleasant visual aspect of your teeth by smoothing lines and creating uniform gaps.


teeth shape in a smile makeover

Uniformity and symmetry create harmony in your smile.

Sometimes, due to damage or genetics, we have teeth that don’t mirror well.

In this case, a veneer can create symmetry and uniformity.

How do dental veneers work?

Dental veneers help you cover up cosmetic imperfections in your teeth. Here’s the process.


dental veneer process

At your first visit, we will examine the best way to create harmony in your smile.


dental veneer gets moved in place

Between appointments, a dental laboratory will create your customised dental veneer.


dental veneer helps create a nice smile

At your second visit, our dentists will apply a special cement to bond the veneer onto your teeth.

Get to Know Your Dentist

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Hi, I’m Dr. Kelvin Chua

I am the clinical director for Gentle Smile Dental Studio.

My clinic’s goal is to help you craft a smile that you can feel confident about.

To give you a pleasant and gentle experience, I attend conferences to keep up with the latest methods and technology.

Since 2017, I have lectured regionally in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and South Korea on aesthetics, laser dentistry and digital dentistry.

Get in touch and we’ll discuss how to craft your perfect smile!

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Timelines And Procedures

Creation of dental veneers takes two appointments.

We use the iTero 5D scanning technology to create scans of your mouth.

Prior to this technology, the only option was filling your mouth with a mushy clay-like mould to create an impression.

itero 5d dental scanner

First appointment

At your first appointment, we will examine the state of your teeth and gums. Any cleaning or repairs that we need to do will be handled at this stage.

Then, we will prepare your teeth to receive your veneer. We will use our iTero 5D scanning tool to create a 3D representation of your teeth.

Using the scan, we’ll make an order for your customised veneers. If necessary, we will bond a set of temporary veneers.

Once you’re done with the appointment, you can resume regular activities. There is no disruption to your daily lifestyle.

dental staff explaining dental veneers

Second appointment

At this appointment, you will receive the new smile you have been waiting for.

Your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for bonding of the veneers.

With your new set of veneers, you can enjoy eating and drinking right after the treatment.

dental veneers created

Types of dental veneers

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are aesthetically pleasant and have the longest lifespan of 8-15 years.

Porcelain is more dynamic and we employ them in more complex restorations.

Porcelain veneers are also known as ceramic veneers.

Composite veneers

Dental-grade composite resins are used in these veneers.

Their advantage is that they are more affordable than porcelain veneers and we can use them in less complex cases.

If you are doing a smile makeover, which requires multiple units, composite veneers can make the procedure much more affordable.

Their lifespan is about half of porcelain veneers.

Removable veneers

This class of veneers are the cheapest option and require little to no preparation but are not recommended for long-term use and may not look as natural​

What does it cost to get dental veneers in Singapore?

Dental veneers cost $700 -$2,000 individually, depending on the material used.

If you are looking to do a full-mouth makeover using porcelain veneers, they might require multiple units and cost between $6,000 to $20,000. You might be interested in a smile makeover.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to get veneers on all teeth?

Veneers can be applied to as few or as many teeth as needed for your desired aesthetic. You will generally need multiple veneers if you are seeking a smile makeover.

How much is it for dental veneers?

Per unit, about $700 – $2,000, depending on the material used for your veneer.

Do you still need to go to the dentist with veneers?

Dental veneers require daily hygiene maintenance and have a lifespan of up to 15 years for porcelain veneers.

Are dental veneers permanent?

Yes and no. Porcelain and composite veneers are fixed in place permanently, but do have a limited lifespan. Porcelain veneers last longer while composite veneers have a shorter lifespan.

How are dental veneers installed?

It takes two sessions. In the first session, we prep and scan teeth, and order your veneer. In the second session, we bond the veneers to your teeth.

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