A veneer is like a thin layer or false nail applied to the surface of your tooth to change its shape/ colour. Veneers can be used to make your tooth larger, straighter , whiter and healthier.
COMPOSITE & PORCELAIN VENEERS
Composite veneers are done by the dentist SAME VISIT by adding composite (white filling material in exact same colour as your own tooth) to the tooth surface.
They are reversible, less expensive and look very natural.
The disadvantage with composite veneers is that they can pick up stain more easily especially if you are a smoker, so we recommend having an Air Polish clean done once every 6 months to ensure your composite veneers stay looking great for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of porcelain added to the front of the tooth- they are laboratory made, which means you get a mold of your teeth taken and come back to get them fitted 2 weeks later.
For Porcelain, a small amount of tooth must be removed to make space for the veneer, they stain less but are more expensive as they are made in a dental laboratory specifically for you.
Which is best for you?
A consultation with one of our dentists is needed to let us advise you which veneer type- composite or porcelain , would suit you best.