A veneer is a thin, custom-made porcelain molding that is glued to a tooth’s front surface. Veneers are a quick and efficient way to fix misaligned, discoloured, deformed, or damaged teeth, as well as a gap filler when orthodontics isn’t an option.
Veneers have a natural appearance because they resemble the form, size, and colour of your real teeth. A single veneer might be used to cover a single discoloured tooth, or multiple veneers can be used to restore your complete smile.
One of the most conservative aesthetic dental restorations available today is the Porcelain Veneers, also called Dental Veneers, or Dental Porcelain Laminates. They are custom-made wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material which are fit over the natural teeth in order to improve the overall appearance. Due to the developing dental technology, veneers today have been made easier and more convenient to use as well as providing a completely natural dental aesthetic. There are a number of different materials used to create Porcelain Veneers. The latest types of porcelain are certainly stronger, more resilient, and more realistic than they were two or three decades ago, but they are also more costly.
Some of the most common types of materials used to make Porcelain Veneers include:
- Heat-Pressed Ceramic
- Feldspathic or Conventional Powder- Slurry Ceramic
- Lithium Disilicate
- Leucite Reinforced Pressed Ceramic
- And Machine-able (CAD/CAM) ceramics such as CEREC.