Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental laminates) are paper thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material designed to cover the front surface of teeth to enhance your appearance. They are made of ceramic or composite resin. Indirect (ceramic) veneers are more durable and require 2-3 sittings whereas direct (composite) veneers require single sitting.
Veneers can transform the size, shape and colour of the teeth to a desired effect and are the most preferred and effective tools to give your smile a quick cosmetic makeover.
They require minimal to no preparation of the teeth and hence require a painless and minimally invasive procedure. Due to major advancements in ceramic technology and bonding science in dentistry, veneers now look, feel and function like natural teeth and are firmly bonded to the teeth, lasting many years.
Benefits of Veneers
- It masks the intrinsic stains2. It aligns the mal-aligned teeth3. It can change the shape of your teeth4. It can remove old discoloured restorations5. It closes gaps between the teeth