What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers involve a thin layer of porcelain or composite being bonded to your teeth in order to improve their appearance. People generally choose to have dental veneers if their existing teeth are chipped, cracked, broken, discoloured or possibly in a bad condition. Whilst veneers help to improve the look and feel of the teeth, they are not able to repair or strengthen the teeth themselves.
Ceramic Veneers are thin porcelain shields that cover only the front face of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are renowned for their durability and strength. Ceramic is one of the best materials to emanate the look and feel of your own natural teeth. When you opt for ceramic veneers, you are choosing to have these for life because, as part of the veneers process part of the natural enamel on your teeth is removed in order to fit and accommodate veneers. As a result of your veneers, you will be left with a perfect smile for between 10-15 years.
Composite (direct) veneers, on the other hand, is where the enamel is bonded to your tooth and is a procedure generally advised for fixing smaller cosmetic issues with the teeth, rather than an entire smile overhaul. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers are fully reversible as no natural enamel is required to be removed from your teeth. Composite veneers often form part of a smile makeover, which is a service we offer here at Zenith to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.Book a Consultation