What are dental veneers?
There are two types of dental veneers: composite, which are made by the dentist in the surgery using a direct technique; and porcelain—made by a dental technician and cemented in place by the dentist.
What is the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?
Composite veneers are made without cutting down or reshaping the tooth. They can be repaired when chipped or stained, and can be completed in one visit.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can be longer lasting and may provide a better result, but require the tooth structure to be cut. Completing porcelain veneers also requires multiple visits to the cosmetic dentist.
What are the benefits of Porcelain and Dental Veneers?
Porcelain and dental veneers are a great way to straighten, close spaces, reshape, and correct minor misalignments of your teeth. Unlike resin veneers, which have the tendency to get darker over time, porcelain and composite veneers are resistant to stains and discolouration from coffee, tea, or cigarette smoking. Since dental veneers are laboratory made to fit precisely over your natural teeth, they result in a natural looking appearance and a comfortable fit for your smile.