Resin or Porcelain Veeners are a great solution for misshapen for broken teeth
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells made from porcelain or resin, which are carefully crafted to bond to and cover the front of unsightly teeth. While porcelain veneers will have a more lustrous and durable finish, composite resin veneers also create an attractive finish.
- Porcelain veneers create a more life-like tooth effect. Porcelain has a translucency that is similar to your natural teeth, and while teeth lose this luster as you age, porcelain veneers retain their beautiful, natural and youthful look.
- Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, which is particularly important for those who smoke, or drink black coffee or red wine.
Composite resin is primarily made of a nano-sized (one thousandth of a millimeter) glass-like particle matrix. It is a paste material that once set by a blue light (UV or LED), will harden to the texture and hardness of enamel.
- Resin veneers can be placed on the tooth directly, so a final result is achieved in a single visit.
- Resin veneers are molded by the dentist into the ideal shape directly onto the tooth.
- Resin veneers are very conservative, that is, only a very small amount of your original tooth needs to be pared back for the veneer.
- Resin veneers are easily re-shaped, repaired, polished and maintained.
Resin veneers are best done on teeth with minor to moderate size or shape defects. If your teeth have been untouched by any fillings, and you are not sure how much smile improvement you want, resin dental veneers are best. They are strong, durable and cost effective, and there is always the option of ‘upgrading' to porcelain later.
We have created a check list to help you consider the advantages of both options.