One of the most popular cosmetic dental works available is veneer. Dental veneer is a layer of tooth-colored material attached to and covering surface of a tooth structure. Veneers serve many purposes, some are to covering visible spaces in between teeth (diastemas), repairing minor imperfections like chipped or slightly crooked tooth, straightening and lengthen teeth, and treating discolored fillings or concealing stained teeth. Veneers is a great option because they are permanent, custom-shaped, stain proof, natural in appearance, and highly resilient.
There are two types of dental veneers. The first is the more common type called porcelain veneer. Coming for the name itself, porcelain veneer is made of pure porcelain and it tend to last for about 10 to 15 years although porcelain is inherently brittle because once it is bonded in tooth surface, the tooth becomes strong and durable . It also known as dental porcelain laminates. This type of veneer resists stain and mimics the light reflecting properties of teeth better compared to other type of veneer.
The second type is resin composite veneer. It is made up of two different types of material and generally, the cost to get composite veneers is cheaper because it can be fabricated inside your mouth and does not require complex manufacturing process.
Both types of veneers require your teeth to be prepared before the procedure. The preparation part is the shaping of teeth by removing some of the natural part of it to create space before bonding the material. This will cause you to lose the natural enamel or the protective layer of teeth. If ever you have to remove the veneers, it is expected that your teeth are weak and are more prone to decay aside from the fact that your teeth will never look the same.