What You Should Know About Modern-Day Veneers

Sep 16, 2019

Veneers are very thin, tooth-coloured casings that are designed to fit on the front and slightly over the edge of your teeth. They can cover up noticeable imperfections in your dentition by changing the shape, size, and colour of your teeth. Here’s what you should know about modern-day veneers.

The modern-day veneers are made of porcelain or ceramic. Unlike its predecessors, modern-day veneers are more aesthetically pleasing and resemble the natural colour of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are made of a translucent material that closely resembles your natural teeth. The procedure of porcelain veneer placement is irreversible as a thin layer of tooth enamel is uncovered to get a firm attachment to the tooth surface. So, you must commit to maintaining the porcelain veneer throughout your lifetime, which is not very difficult as porcelain veneers are very strong and long-lasting.

Composite veneers may not be as durable as porcelain veneers since they tend to chip away or become stained over time. However, they are less expensive and they can be placed on the tooth surface without removing the surface enamel. So composite veneer treatment is a reversible procedure.

Benefits of modern-day veneers include:

  • More durable and aesthetically-pleasing
  • Instantly transforms your smile
  • Repairs chipped or cracked tooth surfaces
  • Fills spaces between your teeth
  • Covers stained teeth surfaces

If you have chipped, discoloured, or irregularly shaped teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental veneer treatment. Visit the dental specialists at Robina Family Dental Surgery for a thorough assessment and personalized treatment recommendation.