Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. There are two types of veneers, a ceramic veneer is produced by a dental laboratory and a resin-based composite veneer is made in the office. With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come.
- Porcelain veneers will not discolor over time
- Veneers are highly esthetic and blend with color of surrounding teeth
- Veneers often require tooth preparation
- Requires 2 appointments
- High initial cost
Veneers are prescribed for damaged, discolored, or broken teeth.
The tooth is prepared by eliminating surface structure.
After fabrication the veneer is cemented to the prepared tooth.
Veneers restore natural beauty and health of teeth.