What Are The Different Types Of Veneers?
What Are The Different Types Of Veneers?
Hi, it’s Dr Michael Ghobrial here from Sure Dental. A couple of weeks ago, I met a new patient Tom from Clayfield. He came in to ask about what we can do to improve his six front teeth. They’re a little bit short and a little bit narrow, and there were some visible gaps between his teeth.
He’s always been conscious of them and he’d read about veneers. He wanted to know what the different options are with the different types of veneers. You know what? It was actually a brilliant question. So I thought I would make this video to help you understand the different types of dental veneers that are out there.
There’s two main types and a third one that I’ll address quickly, but the first type of dental veneers is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are veneers that are made by a Dental Ceramist. The teeth are prepared to make room for the ceramic and very accurately fitted and cemented on in porcelain.
The porcelain veneers give an amazing cosmetic result. The ceramic looks very, very natural. We can control the shapes and the sizes and the look of the teeth to a great amount of detail. Porcelain veneers are probably the gold standard for a cosmetic result, and they hold their colour and form very, very well, and they don’t stain in time. They’re also the most costly option of veneers.
The second type of veneer is a resin veneer, and these resin veneers are where we bond composite resin or tooth-coloured filling material onto the teeth, and shape the teeth directly in the mouth, as opposed to having a Ceramist make those teeth. The resin veneers often require no tooth removal, and like I said, they are shaped and done in the mouth.
The resin veneers can look great. We can now layer them and stain them to look more natural and more alive. They will cost less. With resin veneers, they’re done in one visit, but they will not hold their colour and polish quite as well as the porcelain veneers.
Resin veneers are a great way to improve your smile in a medium term. The porcelain veneers will last a lot longer in terms of looking fantastic. Resin is a great option if cost is a concern or in some scenarios, they are a great option structurally as well.
The third type of veneers, I guess are those snap on type smiles that you can get online. This is where the teeth are all glued together and clipped on into the teeth. The margins aren’t well polished and you can get bacteria around those, and they often don’t look as natural. It is not a treatment option we offer our patients as the results they give are not up to our standard.
I hope you found this video useful. If you’ve considered a smile upgrade or have any questions about your teeth and suitability of your teeth for dental veneers, we would love to look after you.
Simply complete the form on our website at www.suredental.com.au, give us a call on 07 3256 9111, or direct message us via sms or social media, and our friendly team will be in touch to help you organise your free smile assessment. See you in the next video.
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