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  • 9 March 2016

  • Aesthetic and functional dentistry

Dental veneer

A veneer covers the entire visible portion of a front tooth and can be an effective, affordable and attractive way to hide cosmetic imperfections involving colour, texture, shape, internal stains or tooth position. If a veneer is what you want to brighten your smile, your dental professional will ask you to choose between porcelain and composite resin veneers.

Composite resin is often the more affordable option, but it doesn’t last as long. Its main advantage is that it offers quick results. A composite resin veneer can be applied in one visit. However, the results depend on the complexity of the desired changes, and composite resin has its limitations.

Porcelain is the other option. It is much more durable and does not change colour. However, applying a porcelain veneer involves several steps. First, the dental professional trims the teeth to be covered by removing a thin layer of enamel. Then, temporary veneers are made to be worn until the porcelain veneers are ready. A final visit is required to remove the temporary veneers and then cement the porcelain veneers in place.

Veneers are an effective way to turn an ordinary smile into an extraordinary one.

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