Porcelain Veneers and Composite Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

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Veneers are Ceramic (usually porcelain) or other composite resin-based ultra-thin shells, which are applied to the front of the patient’s teeth.
The simplicity of the procedure involved means that it is not only cheap to undergo, but requires little or no anaesthesia to perform.

When porcelain veneers are done correctly, they are minimally invasive, strong and long lasting.
They are not a substitute for Orthodontics, and are not suitable in all cases.

 

Reasons to consider Veneers

  • Malformed teeth
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Unsightly teeth gaps
  • Crooked teeth

Video: Porcelain Veneer

Composite Veneers/Aesthetic bonding

Composite veneers are a restoration that is a cost effective and often reversible way to achieve a cosmetic result. They are directly built up by the dentist out of composite resin and have the advantage that they can be easily modified or added to. While not as durable as porcelain, they can be very functional and aesthetic, and may be used as a diagnostic or intermediary step before porcelain veneers or crowns.

Video: Composite Veneer