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Description of a dental veneer

A veneer is a thin shell that is permanently affixed to the visible surface of front teeth.

Made of resin, ceramic or porcelain, it is used to hide some cosmetic defects, like a discoloured, misaligned or misshapen tooth. It can also be used to cover and reinforce a broken, cracked or chipped tooth.

Which material to choose?

Composite resin

This type of veneer is made up of consecutive layers of composite resin that perfectly match your teeth’s natural colour. Each layer is hardened using a special light, with the final layer being polished and moulded for a soft, beautiful-looking appearance.

Ceramic and porcelain

With this type of veneer, a temporary restoration is needed while the permanent one is being made in the lab. Thus, a minimum of two appointments is needed. Once the permanent restoration is ready, it’s installed and secured using resin-based dental cement.

Advantages of this restoration:

In addition to giving you back self-esteem and confidence, veneers also:

  • Are resistant to food stains and cavities
  • Are solid
  • Require less prepping than crowns