Do you have discoloured, chipped, cracked or crooked teeth? Do you wish to achieve a smile makeover? If yes, veneers are a popular choice to help you achieve the smile you desire. Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material used to cover the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are part of cosmetic dentistry that is used to restore the appearance of teeth. Also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, these dental appliances have many advantages.
These shells are bonded to the front teeth to improve their shape, colour, size or length. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin material. Although both materials are useful, they come with advantages and disadvantages. For example, porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant and better mimic natural teeth. Also, porcelain veneers are made in the laboratory, while composite ones are directly applied to the teeth. Also, composite resin veneers are cheaper and less durable.
Dental porcelain laminates are the right solution for elderly patients with worn-out teeth. Yet, this treatment solution is not recommended for patients with healthy teeth. This is because the procedure involves scraping down the natural teeth before the veneers are bonded on the teeth.