1. Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are made to adhere to the outer surface of the teeth and may be stronger than ceramic veneers. True porcelain veneers will require the contouring of the teeth before you proceed to glue them onto the teeth.
Some properties of porcelain veneers are:
- Wide selection of colours:
Often, dental veneers made with composite resin can appear “too white” or chalky because of the limited colours options they come in. For porcelain veneers, you can choose the right kind of white that is perfectly complementary to your skin tone, age, the whites of your eyes, and even your gender!
- Aesthetics and natural look:
Translucency is the property that allows light to pass through a veneer. This is an important component responsible for permitting the veneers to reflect light much like real teeth. When determining translucency, your dentist will inspect the colour of the enamel of your existing teeth so that the veneer to be fabricated can beautifully blend in with them.
- Durability and toughness:
Porcelain is a highly sturdy material and is leaps and bounds ahead of ordinary resin composite or ceramic veneers. If maintained with proper care, these porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or even an entire lifetime!
- Stain and damage resistance:
Porcelain is not only a high-strength material but is also essentially stain-proof. They are especially resilient to external staining like to coffee or wine. As a result, even after years to come after your procedure, your teeth will continue to look amazing!
2. Ceramic veneers
Ceramic veneers are designed to be more custom-fit for a particular patient and require significantly less preparation of the tooth. They make use of ceramic materials such as zirconia that are bio-inert and resistant to bacterial infection.
Some brilliant properties of ceramic veneers are:
- A permanent aesthetic solution:
They are cemented onto the front surfaces of the teeth in order to permanently change and improve the image of misshapen, broken, or chipped teeth. They may even be able to reinforce the structural integrity of a broken or weakened tooth.
- Less preparation time:
Ceramic veneers are synthesized instead of milled, thus reducing the need for prep time and contouring of your underlying natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers however require a lot of preparatory work and contouring, which is why you may often be presented with a temporary veneer until the final veneer is fabricated.
- Choosing the colour:
You will be able to choose the colour or the final hue of the veneer. If you desire a set of whiter teeth, your dentist will take this into account and suggest a shade that is lighter than your natural teeth but does not look out-of-place.
- Minimal teeth preparation
Minimal enamel is required to be removed to give them adequate space to be fixed to the teeth. The teeth preparation can be dependent on the method of preparation, the tooth position, and the technology used to achieve the results.
Be it porcelain or ceramic dental veneers, our dentists assure you that you’ll be gifted with incredible outcomes. For stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth, dental veneers help mask and alleviate these concerns to give you that Hollywood smile you have always wanted. Get your dental veneers done in Smile Ready today!