A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over the front surface of a tooth, which is typically used as protection or to improve the appearance of the tooth. Veneers can be fabricated from various materials, including composite, porcelain, or monolithic ceramic. A composite can either be directly placed or fabricated in a lab and later bonded to the tooth, whereas a porcelain or ceramic veneer must be fabricated in a lab. Composite restorations are the cost effective option, but are not as aesthetic or permanent as porcelain or ceramic veneers.
Should i get veneers?
There are many reasons someone chooses to get veneers, ultimately it comes down to wanting to have a nicer smile. Having a smile you are happy isn’t just about looks. Studies have shown that a happy smile is directly associated with your overall well-being.
But, if you are still not sure, consider the following reasons.
You have spaces or gaps in your teeth.
Years of grinding your teeth have worn them down.
You have broken or chipped teeth.
You have stained teeth that teething whitening systems do not work on.
And last but not least, you want a nice smile!