A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface.
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, Composite Resin and Porcelain.
A Composite Resin veneer is directly placed (built-up in the mouth) onto a tooth surface – often without any tooth removal, whereas a Porcelain Laminate veneer is only be indirectly fabricated at the technician laboratory, after taking a mould of the prepared tooth and later bonded onto the tooth surface.
Composite Resin Veneer
- It often requires no tooth surface reduction.
- It is cheaper than Porcelain Laminate Veneer.
- It can easily repaired in the event of chipping.
- It does not give you such a natural look as Porcelain Laminate Veneer.
- Over the time, it will get discoloured.
Porcelain Laminate Veneer (PLV)
- It gives you such much superior natural look than Composite Resin Veneer.
- It has stain proof surface.
- It tends to last 10 years without degrading.
- It often requires 0.5 mm of tooth surface reduction.
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