Veneers are tiny sheets of plastic or porcelain cemented to your tooth to help improve its appearance. Veneers are a great option if you have damaged, misshapen, uneven or discolored teeth. Veneers can be put on one or multiple teeth. The veneer masks any imperfections, enhancing the look of your smile and making you feel more confident.
Porcelain veneers are placed on your teeth to protect and restore a damaged tooth.
Veneers can be thin to help maintain as much of the real tooth as possible. For more noticeable flaws like discoloration a thicker veneer can be used mask it better. Porcelain veneers have natural translucent properties allowing them to match the look of your real teeth.
Composite Veneers (Bonding)
Composite veneers layer composite resin material to protect and improve the look of a tooth. The composite veneer is generally less expensive than porcelain veneers, but aren’t as substantial and to be replaced more often.
Comparison of Porcelain and Composite Veneers
Multiple visits if custom shade is required
Can last 10-15 years (if well cared for)
Color is more steadfast
More esthetic (mimics enamel better)
Less time to fabricate
Can last 4-8 years (if well cared for)
More prone to discoloration
More prone to chipping and fracture
Care of Veneers and Bonding
Avoid biting into hard foods like carrots or uncut apples
Don’t open bags or other containers with your teeth
Brush and floss regularly - some of your tooth is still exposed and can get cavities
Don't chew your fingernails
If an occlusal splint or night guard is suggested, wear it regularly
Schedule regular recare appointments
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