Dental veneer can enhance the brightness of your teeth, straighten your smile, and correct issues such as discoloration, fractures, or chips. It is a less intrusive option than crowns.
A veneer is a thin porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth. It also provides strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers are durable and have been shown to last for 10-15 years.
There are 2 types of veneers.
Direct veneer is made of composite resin and placed directly on your teeth by your dentist. It does not require removing much of the tooth enamel but the process takes more time compared to indirect veneer. The disadvantages of direct veneer are risks of gingivitis and mouth odor if the veneer is not fitted properly along the gum line.
There are many advantages of dental veneer, however, there is also a disadvantage. It is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the veneers. It should not be replaced often as you will lose healthy tooth structure under the existing veneers. The expertise of a dentist and the lab are also important for you to get your ideal smile.