Smile Makeover with DENTAL VENEERS

dental veneers

What are Dental Veneers?

  • Dental veneers are custom, tooth-coloured shells that fit over the front portion of your teeth. The purpose of veneers is to change the shape, colour, size, and appearance of natural teeth.
  • They are most commonly placed over front teeth, rather than back teeth. Veneers fix chipped teeth, different-sized teeth, slightly crooked teeth, and tooth discoloration.
  • Veneers cannot replace missing teeth.




Types of Dental Veneers

There are a few different types of veneers to choose from, including:

  • Porcelain
  • Composite
  • Palatal
  • Lumineers
  • Non-permanent veneers

Porcelain veneers

  • Porcelain is the most aesthetic and least harmful material available for dental restorations. It is also the strongest and long-lasting of all veneer materials.
  • These veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your smile because porcelain is very natural-looking.
  • They are a permanent solution and require some tooth reduction before placement

Porcelain Veneers 1

Composite veneers

  • Composite veneers are made of composite resin, which is a mixture of inorganic and organic materials.
  • The bonding material used to make composite resin veneers is the same as tooth-coloured dental fillings. While strong, composite veneers are not as durable as porcelain.
  • They are less expensive than porcelain veneers.
  • However, they blend in well with your natural tooth colour but are prone to staining and chipping over time and do not last as long. Though this is a significant disadvantage in a way, bonded veneers can be quickly repaired.
  • These veneers are a permanent solution and require some tooth reduction before placement.


Composite Veneers Before After


Palatal veneers

Palatal veneers are generally constructed out of metal, but a candidate can also order a veneer from a manufacturer out of porcelain or composite materials. These veneers are explicitly created for treatment and management of tooth wear and are applied to the inside of the upper teeth.




  • Lumineers are a brand of veneers. They are made of ultra-thin porcelain laminate material and require minimal preparation before placement. Unlike porcelain veneers, less natural tooth structure is removed before placing a Lumineers over your tooth enamel.
  • They are commonly used to treat discoloured and irregularly shaped teeth. They are smooth to the touch, so they also look and feel natural. 



Common complaints about Lumineers include:

  • Shortly after the treatment, veneers can detach
  • Translucency showing a dark tooth underneath instead of being a vibrant white
  • Patients believing the veneer is not thick enough

Non-permanent veneers

Non-permanent veneers can be removed as needed and are usually used before the placement of porcelain veneers or when a candidate wants veneers. Non-permanent veneers are made from a flexible type of plastic or resin material.


What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discoloured because of:
    • root canal treatment 
    • stains from tetracycline or other drugs
    • excessive fluoride
    • large resin fillings 
    • That are worn down
    • That are chipped or broken
    • Which are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)


Dental Veneer Procedure

A dental veneer usually requires three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can undergo the veneering process at the same time.


Diagnosis and treatment planning 

You will tell your dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are right for you and discuss the procedure  and some of its limits. They may take the  X ray and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.


Dental Veneer Benefits

Veneers offer these advantages:

  • They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Gums tolerates porcelain well.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • A colour can be selected to make dark teeth appear whiter.
  • They generally don’t require as much shaping as crowns do, yet they are stronger and look better.


Dental Veneer Risks

Downsides to dental veneers include:

  • The process cannot be undone.
  • Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding.
  • They usually cannot be repaired if they chip or crack.
  • It can dislodge and fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, do not bite your nails, chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects, or otherwise put too much pressure on your teeth.
  • Teeth with veneers can still experience decay, possibly necessitating full coverage of the tooth with a crown.
  • They are not a good choice for people with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay or active gum disease, weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large dental fillings), or for those who don’t have enough existing enamel on the tooth surface.
  • People who clench and grind their teeth are poor candidates for porcelain veneers, as this can cause the veneers to crack or chip.


Dental Veneer Aftercare

  • Dental veneers do not require any special care. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you normally would.
  • Even though porcelain veneers resist stains, your dentist may recommend that you avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea, or red wine).


  “Whether you want to improve a smile with porcelain veneers or bonded veneers, a cosmetic dentistry service will help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Improve your smile and gain new-found confidence with a veneer treatment.”


   Blog  by  DR.SUPRAJA

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