Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded over the front surface of your teeth to improve the esthetics of the tooth. Dental defects ranging from, discolorations, cracks, fractures, size and shape imperfections to minor alignment discrepancies can be masked with the help of veneers. This is an instant and affordable treatment option to achieve the desired results.
Prakhya dental offers two types of veneers:
Porcelain/Indirect Veneers are lab fabricated. The facial enamel of the tooth of interest may or may not need preparing and then an impression is taken. It is then sent to the lab for fabrication. The veneers are then cemented onto the teeth in a subsequent visit. Temporary veneers are cemented on the day if your teeth have been prepared.
Composite/Direct Veneers are bonded straight onto the facial surface of the tooth of interest. Tooth preparation may or may not be needed. Composite resin is placed, in thin layers, over the tooth and molded to desired form. Which is then set with the special light and polished.
PORCELAIN vs COMPOSITE VENEERS
Porcelain veneers are the most popular cosmetic solutions to correct minor dental defects. They have the most natural translucent look and tend to mask the stains better than composite resin. Porcelain veneers are expensive as compared with resin but they don’t stain and last for good.
Composite veneers on the other side are a quicker and inexpensive solution to mask the dental defects. Since the resin is porous and not very strong, these tend to stain and chip off with time.