By altering the shape, length, rotation or colour of your teeth, dental veneers can enhance the appearance of your smile and restore your confidence. They are useful if you want to hide discolouration, repair a chip or improve the look of teeth that are too crowded or too spaced out.
Your dental veneer options
Veneers are either made of a white filling material called composite, or a thin porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth.
Used in fillings, composite resin is a synthetic plastic and glass mixture that resembles your natural teeth. Your dentist will create the composite veneer and bond it to your tooth before polishing it for an attractive look and smooth feel. A major benefit of composite veneers is that they can be repaired easily if chipped or fractured.
Porcelain veneers are a ceramic material very similar to your natural tooth in terms of colour and texture. They are custom-made by a dental technician before being bonded to your tooth. While they are durable and retain their tooth-like colour well, they can fracture and can often not be repaired.
Initial consultations with a dentist
If you would like dental veneers, your dentist will assess the way your teeth meet together (the occlusion), in order to choose the most suitable material for you. If a veneer isn’t possible, alternative options, such as a dental crown, may be suggested instead.
To learn more about dental veneers or to book an initial consultation at one of our Tauranga clinics, contact Duncan Dental today.