Veneers (also known as laminates) are thin, tooth-coloured shells, usually made from porcelain, ceramic or composite resin and shaped to bond to the front of your natural teeth. They’re typically used to improve the appearance of your teeth and mouth.
Your dentist may use veneers to treat damaged, crooked, stained, unusually shaped or smaller-than-average teeth. While some people may only need one, your dentist can transform your entire smile with up to 6 or 8 custom-made veneers (should you need them).
What are the types of veneers?
A few main types of veneers are available, including composite, porcelain, and ceramic.
- Composite Veneers can be a cost-effective option for patients, as they can usually be placed in one sitting and require less preparation than other veneer methods.
- Porcelain and Ceramic Veneers are a popular choice for a natural smile that can last up to 25 years with proper care. They are the most popular veneers and are generally considered appropriate for most patients. Porcelain and Ceramic veneers are a natural-looking option that are still durable and can mimic your natural teeth. That said, these veneers can take longer to craft.
No matter which option you choose, you can rest assured knowing your veneers will be durable and stain resistant, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.