A veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain or composite resin. It is secured to the visible side of one or several teeth. This cosmetic restoration can significantly improve your smile.
What defects can veneers correct?
- Discoloured or yellowed teeth
- Deformed teeth
- Angle or spacing between teeth
- Cracked, chipped or broken teeth
Porcelain or composite – what’s the difference?
The difference between these two materials resides primarily in the manufacturing and installation of the veneer. While both materials have their own benefits, we will assess which one best suits your needs. Both have a natural finish and are durable and stain-resistant.
Porcelain veneers require two appointments
For this type of restoration, during the first appointment, a dental impression is made and a temporary veneer is installed while the permanent veneer is produced. Once the permanent veneer is ready, it is secured to the visible surface of the tooth during the second appointment.
Composite veneers are made in the clinic
Composite veneers are affixed to teeth using an adhesive resin. Then, a polymerizing lamp hardens the composite. Veneers are then adjusted and polished so that they perfectly match the natural teeth.