• Veneers

  • 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

    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
    • Stronger
    • More esthetic (mimics enamel better)
    • More expensive


    • Single visit
    • Less time to fabricate
    • Can last 4-8 years (if well cared for)
    • More prone to discoloration
    • More prone to chipping and fracture
    • Less esthetic
    • Less expensive

    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