Want cosmetic veneers to enhance your smile?
Yes! Then check out the options available to you
One of the things that make it truly satisfying to practice as a dentist is seeing the ways in which patients’ quality of life is enhanced.
Cosmetic veneers - both bonded and porcelain - are the ideal way to achieve that for patients wanting a solution for teeth that are:
- Worn, chipped and broken
- Separated by gaps
- Crooked, misshapen, and disfigured
- Stained or discoloured
Veneers are a thin shell custom-made from porcelain or composite (bonded) material that is cemented or bonded to the front side of the tooth.
Generally bonded or composite veneers are a less expensive option than porcelain veneers and can usually be completed in a single visit. By contrast, porcelain veneers require two to three visits spaced over a couple of weeks. They are also more expensive due to laboratory costs associated with preparation of the veneers.
Porcelain veneers can be matched to tooth shape, colour, translucency, and size. They are stain resistant and durable and are recommended for people who are heavy smokers or have heavily filled teeth.
The benefit of veneers, particularly porcelain veneers, is their longevity and the fact they remedy may dental issues, offering a beautiful smile that is straight, white, and identical.