Veneers – Everything you Need to know


What are the types of veneer?

There are two main types of dental veneer, Porcelain and Composite.

Porcelain Veneers – What are they?

Porcelain veneers are the more expensive option due to their durability.

These veneers are a stronger material than composite veneers, meaning they can last longer, with most cases lasting up to between 10 and 15 years providing they are well looked after.

Porcelain veneers are also regarded as more natural-looking due to the similarity between the material and natural teeth.

The process of getting porcelain veneers often involves reshaping the original tooth so that the veneer can be as secure as possible.

People choose to get porcelain veneers for a number of reasons including:

  • Having discoloured teeth
  • Teeth gaps
  • Overcrowded or narrow smiles
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Composite Veneers – What are they?

Composite – Composite veneers, also known as composite bonding are where a tooth coloured resin is applied to the tooth, directly, where the dentist then shapes the tooth to the patient’s desired look.

While this kind of veneer is less durable, lasting between four and eight years, the cost is considerably less than the porcelain kind. More on the procedure.


Non-Invasive alternatives

Veneers are one way to alter your smile, however, the price of a veneer per tooth can start from around £2000.

Alternatively, other treatments like Invisalign are a great option to consider.

The Invisalign Price?

Well, The Gentle Dental, near London, provide all-inclusive full 6 month Invisalign treatment at the same price as a single veneer.

How can they help you?

Veneers are ultimately used for aesthetic purposes. If you want to improve the health of your teeth, you should look into other dental treatments, depending on their condition.

Of course, the kind of veneer you choose affects how well they will fulfil your cosmetic concern, take a look at The Gentle Dental– they have more information on reasons to choose porcelain veneers.

As previously noted, dental veneers help to improve the look and feel of natural teeth, enhancing your smile, so if you want to correct the colour, shape or condition of any of your teeth, why not consider veneers, or talk to your dentist about the possibility.

Benefits –  Why are veneers so popular?

The number one reason people opt for veneers is the fact that they can imitate natural teeth making for a perfect set that is almost impossible to tell the difference.

This means that overall they cover any issues such as discolouration and stains, and cracked and broken teeth and last for up to 15 years.

Veneers also offer more durability benefits than some other cosmetic treatments. See some of these benefits here.

Veneers generally require less alteration and invasive treatment that requires preparation and anaesthetic, which is preferred by many people.

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