What are Veneers?
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers) are wafer thin layers of restorative material placed over a tooth surface to improve aesthetics of a tooth, but to protect the damaged tooth surface.
The wafer thin layers are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance.
There are two types of materials used for veneers, composite and porcelain. A composite veneer many may be directly bonded onto the tooth by using a resin cement such as Panavia. in contrast, the porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated then placed onto the tooth at a later time.
Reason for Veneers:
- Straighten– crook teeth
- Align – upper/lower the jaw
- Improve aesthetics– of smile and face
- Relief pressure–on temporomandibular joints