Dental Veneers

What are Dental Veneers and what is involved?

Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin, custom fitted and bonded to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. 

Veneers can help improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, chipped, misshapen, or have gaps between them.

There are two types of veneers – porcelain and composite veneers.

Porcelain veneers are thin, strong, and can last up to 15 years or more with proper care. These veneers require a minimally invasive procedure, where a small amount of the tooth enamel will be removed to accommodate for the veneer’s thickness. The impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication.

Composite veneers entail the application of a tooth-coloured resin directly on the tooth surface, shaped to match the desired shape and size of the tooth, followed by bonding and polishing. Composite veneers are less expensive and can last up to 5-7 years with care.

Types of Veneers
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Veneers can help improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, chipped, misshapen, or have gaps between them.

Porcelain Veneers

These are made from a thin layer of porcelain or ceramic that is designed to be sturdy, stain-resistant, and long-lasting. Porcelain veneers can last up to 10-15 years with proper maintenance and care. This type of veneer requires filing down of a small portion of the natural tooth enamel, and impressions are taken to fabricate the veneers in a dental lab.

Composite Veneers

Composite resin veneers are made from tooth-coloured filling material that is bonded to the teeth to improve its appearance. Composite veneers require minimal filing of the natural tooth enamel and can be completed in one visit itself. These veneers are thinner than porcelain veneers, however, they may not last as long as porcelain veneers and are more susceptible to staining.

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