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Laminate Veneers are covering material used on the front surface of your tooth/teeth. Laminate Veneers are thin slivers of Porcelain or a composite material. Veneers are only suitable for front teeth and premolars. The Veneers are generally 0.5mm – 1.2mm thick. Veneers are mostly used for smile makeovers where the teeth are stained, damaged or slightly chipped. Small gaps between the teeth can also be closed with Veneers. If the teeth are too damaged for Veneers, a Crown would be a better suitable option. Veneers can provide you an instant bright clean smile without damaging the healthy tooth structure. We offer several types of Veneers with a variety of material options to choose from. More and more patients prefer Veneers to get quickly the Hollywood style smile look.
Types of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a little more expensive but highly durable. Porcelain veneers normally last for 10-15 years but with correct care they might last for up to 20 years. To achieve a firm grip with the Porcelain veneers, the tooth/teeth has to be grind away than other types of veneers.
Porcelain veneers are stain resistant but you still need to brush and floss just like you would with your natural teeth.
Lumineers are the highly durable version of the veneers but they are much thinner and translucent. There is no need to grind the teeth/tooth down because they are applied to the front surface of your tooth/teeth. With them being so thin you can still see your natural tooth color underneath. With the right care, Lumineers might last for 20 years and more.
Lumineers are stain resistant but you still need to brush and floss just like you would do with natural teeth.
Composite veneers are a cheaper option and can be applied quicker. They are a quick fix for that perfect looking smile but they stain easier and only last for about 5 years.
Composite veneers are not as stain resistant as porcelain veneers. You need to brush and floss just like you would do with your natural teeth.
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