1. Porcelain Veneers (INDIRECT VEENERS)
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical grade ceramic attached to the front side of the teeth for a smile transformation. The dentist takes an impression of your teeth to make Veneers perfectly fit into the current structure. These cosmetic enhancements give a natural appearance to the dental enamel. They are the most reliable and popular procedures in the cosmetic dentistry. They are the strongest Veneers but more difficult to repair if somehow chips.
Placement of Porcelain Veneers :
The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth to make room for Veneers to look natural. The dentist takes an impression or makes a mold of the prepared teeth and choose the shade to match the color of your teeth. The impression goes to the dental laboratory for the final custom made veneers to fit your tooth. Initially, dentist gives temporary veneers to wear in the meantime till the permanent veneers are made in the lab. Once final veneers are made, checked against perfect fit and shape of the teeth, they are bonded with few adjustments.
2. Composite Veneers (DIRECT VEENERS)
Composite Veneers are made up of tooth colored composite and are the more conservative way to improve your smile. They are also known as bonded veneers. They are cheap and are available by the dentist in a single appointment. These veneers are polished and smoothened to make your teeth look natural. They are prone to chipping and staining in comparison to porcelain veneers, but repairable at the same time.
Placement of Composite Veneers :
The dentist bonds and sculpts the composite material using a color which is the best shade for your teeth. The teeth are reshaped and a special light is used to harden the composite and bond it to the teeth.
Dental componeers are polymerized, prefabricated, enamel shaded composite laminates. They are similar to placing a false fingernail on your nails. The pre-shaped componeer veeners are available in different sizes and are easy to use for single tooth reconstruction mostly. They improve the final surface of the teeth while shortening the time required to place a direct composite resin veneer. They are resilient and absorbs stress from chewing and clenching. They can be easily repaired and they will not wear away tooth structures.
Placement of Componeer:
Contour guides are used to select a perfect componeer for your teeth. After careful grinding of the componeer, the dentist gives an exact fit according to the particular tooth. The bonding to a tooth is completed in single session only thus saving time.