Dental veneers are also known as dental laminates. They are sculpted on or pasted on the front surface of your teeth in order to conceal dental flaws.
Why should you get dental laminates?
You should consider getting dental veneers when there are dental imperfections that you want to conceal but at the same time, the structure of the tooth in question is still in tact and the biting surface hasn’t been compromised at the same time. Some of the good reasons to get dental veneers is when you have an intrinsic dental stain which cannot be removed by routine dental whitening procedures or fractures which may have developed on the dental enamel region of your teeth. Extremely conspicuous dental fillings can also be hidden with the help of dental veneers.
What are the different types of dental veneers?
Dental veneers come in different types, all with specific pros and cons. You may pick out any of the three depending on the specifics of your dental case:
Composite Resin Veneers. Made with composite resin material, these bonded veneers are sculpted right into place and are molded by your dentist. Because they do not need to be fabricated by a laboratory technician, then the entire procedure can be completed in just one visit to the dentist. At the same time, composite resin veneers do not require extensive damage of the dental enamel layer which makes this type of veneer suitable for when the tooth only has a minor dental flaw.
Porcelain Veneers. Made of porcelain, these laminates are the most natural looking and the most durable of the three different types of veneers. Porcelain veneers require fabrication by a laboratory technician beforehand, and this means that you would have to visit your dentist at least twice before you can go home with your newly installed veneers. However, in exchange for your patience, you get to enjoy extremely durable veneers which can last you up to a decade with proper maintenance and good dental hygiene.
CEREC® Veneers. Veneers which are made with the help of this technology are designed and milled right in your dentist’s office. And because all of these things happen in just a matter of minutes, then you can get your veneers in just one visit to the dentist. CEREC® veneers are made using ceramic which means that the veneers have the same level of durability and aesthetics as porcelain veneers.