Veneers, also referred to as porcelain veneer or porcelain laminate, are a thin wafer like material which is tooth colored that is designed to cover the front portion of the teeth. Dental veneers are indicated to correct and repair chips and cracks, improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
Dental veneers can be of two types; composite or porcelain. Veneers made up of composite require minimal tooth preparation but tend to stain over a period of time.
Porcelain made veneers require more tooth preparation but they resist stain better and last longer. Porcelain veneers transmit light better to create a more translucent and natural appearance.
Veneers, also called porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates, are thin wafer-like, tooth coloured material applied to the front portion of the teeth to improve their appearance. Dental veneers are indicated to correct and repair tooth chips and cracks, improve a worn appearance or correct severe tooth discolouration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
Lumineer is a brand of veneers that offers ultra-thin, translucent materials that maintain the natural appearance of your tooth enamel. Lumineers will help your teeth appear uniform, straighter and whiter. It is a pain-less procedure and a permanent whitening solution for your teeth. Lumineers differ from traditional veneers as they are much thinner and do not require grinding down of the teeth prior to applying them.
Your dentist first creates a mould of your teeth, decides on the acceptable shade of tooth colour and then sends the mould to the lab to create customized lumineers. On your second visit, your dentist will apply them onto the tooth surface without the need for injections or drilling.