Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin custom-made porcelain shells designed to fit discreetly over the teeth, making them indistinguishable from our natural teeth. Veneers are used for:

  • Discoloured root canal treated teeth, fluorosis (excessive fluoride), stains from medication or excessively large amalgam fillings amongst other causes.
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain veneers make the teeth look more life-like. Porcelain has a translucency that is similar to natural teeth but whereas real teeth lose this luster with age, porcelain veneers retain their beautiful, natural and youthful look.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, which is particularly important for those who smoke, or drink black coffee or red wine.
  • They are more lasting compared to CR veneers

Composite Veneers
Composites are tooth-coloured materials which can be use to restore chipped, cracked or stained teeth, as well as fill gaps between teeth.

Advantages of composite (CR) veneers
  • CR veneers can be placed on the tooth directly, so a final result is achieved in a single visit. Porcelain veneers are constructed in a lab, so you need to make two visits.
  • CR veneers are molded by the dentist into the ideal shape directly onto the tooth.Porcelain veneers are fabricated in the lab based on the impression taken by the dentist.
  • CR veneers are very conservative, that is, only a very small amount of your original tooth needs to be trimmed. Porcelain veneers however require a little more of the tooth to be trimmed.
  • CR veneers are easily re-shaped, repaired, polished and maintained.
  • CR veneers are cheaper as no dental lab costs are incurred.