Dental Veneers-porcelain veneers and composite veneers

2010 September 13
by Asha Sood

Like every other field, cosmetic dentistry has made considerable advances and at the moment it is equipped with different treatments that can correct any type of dental defect. A dental veneer is one such treatment which is used to overcome many types of dental defects.

Dental veneers are basically designed to correct imperfections of the teeth.

They can help change the shape, size and position of a tooth so are used by cosmetic dentists to elongate teeth, straighten crooked teeth, cover gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth or mend broken teeth and also for concealing stained or discoloured teeth.

For some patients, veneers are used for teeth whitening as they are not suited to undergo normal teeth whitening treatments that are available. Dental veneers are highly resilient, completely natural in appearance, custom-shaped, permanent and stain proof.

Dental veneers are available in two basic types. The porcelain veneer is more common and lasts from 10 – 15 years. Although porcelain is brittle in nature, after being bonded to the surface of the tooth, it makes the tooth stronger. Porcelain veneers are also popular because they reflect light and the teeth appear brighter and whiter.

Composite veneers are cheaper as they do not need to be manufactured in advance and can be directly fabricated inside the patient’s mouth. Composite veneers are usually made of two materials.

Before a dental veneer is attached, the tooth is prepared for the procedure, after which the treatment is not very time consuming. So opt for dental veneers and make your teeth picture perfect.

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