The veneer is an alternative to improve the appearance of your smile.
They are generally used to:
- improve the aesthetics of the smile, for example to close a gap between two teeth
- align the teeth with a slight overlap
- correct the shape or color of the teeth
A porcelain veneer is a collection of porcelain that is placed on the visible surface of the tooth by cementation. A porcelain veneer is manufactured in the laboratory. Porcelain veneers are more aesthetic and more resistant to stains than composite.
Usually two appointments are necessary to achieve this type of restoration.
A composite veneer covers the visible part of the tooth and it adheres chemically. The outer portion of the tooth is reduced if necessary. A composite resin matched to the color of the neighboring teeth is applied to the tooth, and then shaped. A special light then hardens the composite, which will be finally adjusted and polished.
Composite resin veneers can be applied in just one visit.