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What You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

25 January,2022

What You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are made out of porcelain or composite materials. They’re placed on top of the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are custom-made to match the general shape and colour of the patient’s existing teeth so they can seamlessly blend in with them.

What Veneers Are Used For

Anyone who has broken, chipped, worn or stained teeth could be a suitable candidate for veneers. Veneers can also cover teeth and teeth fillings that have become discoloured or greyed due to root canal related issues or other reasons.

Veneers are permanently bonded to a tooth or multiple teeth to cover their colour, improper shape or poor positioning inside the mouth. Patients can choose to either get partial veneers that only cover part of the tooth or full veneers that cover the whole front of the tooth. Your dentist will recommend how many veneers you should get, taking your oral health and budgetary needs into consideration.

The Difference between Porcelain and Composite Veneers

While both porcelain and composite veneers serve the same basic purpose, these two materials can differ in quality, longevity and stability. Porcelain veneers are generally regarded as the superior option, as porcelain provides a very realistic replication of real teeth and is much more stain resistant than composite material. Composite veneers, on the other hand, are a more affordable option suitable for people on a budget, although they do not tend to last as long as porcelain veneers do.

Contact Us Today

If you wish to speak to a dentist that can determine if you would benefit from getting veneers, give Dental on Clarendon a call today on (03) 9690 3285 or contact us online.

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