Teeth veneers are artificial covers that are bonded on the front part of the teeth enamel mostly the smiling teeth to either improve appearance and shape or hide the teeth colouration. There are other uses of teeth veneers like filling front teeth gaps.
Veneers come in different types. The different materials used in making teeth veneers creates a difference in veneers. Among the commonly known types of veneers are discussed below.
- Porcelain Veneers
As its name goes, porcelain veneers are made from porcelain material. Most people prefer porcelain veneers due to the fact that the material is strong, lasts longer and appears more natural than most of the other materials. Porcelain is resistant to stains and scratches. With porcelain veneers, you need to make several visits to the dentists to have your teeth prepared by removing a small portion of the enamel and having customised veneers made from an impression or mould of your teeth.
- Composite Resin Veneers.
Composite resin veneers are made from the colouring material of the composite resin which is bonded on the part of enamel that needs to be covered. Composite resin veneers are mostly preferred for decorative purposes of cosmetic dentistry. The client chooses the colour to be used in the making of the veneer. Composite resin veneers are not as strong as porcelain and are thus temporal. You can get a composite veneer/veneers in the first visit to your dentist as the procedure is simple. However, some dentists will emphasise on having the first visit for consultation before arranging for the next filling visit.
- Palatal Veneers
With palatal veneers, the teeth are covered at the inside part rather than at the front part as to what composite and porcelain do. By covering the inside part of a tooth. Palatal veneers offer protection and make the teeth strong from behind. At most time, palatal veneers are applied to worn-out, eroded, sensitive or delicate teeth. The material used for palatal veneers is mainly gold, but can also be made from porcelain and composite resin material.
- Lumineer TM veneers
These veneers are made from a patented unique material known as Cerinate®, Lumineer TM. This material is strong, but the veneers are very thin in size. However, Lumineer TM veneers are preferred from the fact that they do not require any scraping of the enamel not unless it is essential. They outlast porcelain veneers and resists stains and breakage.
Admire Dentistry is a dental clinic that handles all family dental services. The dentists at Admire Dentistry perfectly delivers on cosmetic dentistry. You need to contact Admire Dentistry to book an appointment for your cosmetic dentistry.