(resin or porcelain)
Dental veneers are thin porcelain or composite films that are permanently attached to the tooth’s visible surface. Veneers are generally used to improve the colour of teeth and correct their shape. They can also close gaps between two teeth or align teeth with a slight overlap.
Two sessions are usually required if you want to get porcelain veneers. The first one is dedicated to reducing the visible surface of the tooth and taking a mold. The second is for setting the porcelain veneers created using the mold. They are attached using an adhesive resin. In certain cases, recent technology allows for veneers to be completed in just one appointment.
Composite veneers only require one visit to your dentist, since they are ready on the spot. First, the dentist reduces the external and visible portion of the tooth. Then, he or she chooses a composite resin that matches the surrounding teeth and attaches it to the affected tooth before shaping it. Next, the composite is hardened using a special lamp and undergoes adjustment and polishing. Compared to porcelain veneers, composite veneers are less expensive but also less durable, more porous, and less stain-resistant.