What is a veneer?
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are strongly adhered to your front teeth. Instead of porcelain, they can also be made from composite resin, but the result and longevity will not be as good as porcelain.
When would I need a veneer?
Veneers would be required when you wish to improve the appearance of your front teeth. They can improve the colour, shape and size of your front teeth. Many celebrities have veneers.
What are the advantages of veneers?
Well designed and made veneers will last a long time. Teeth whitening is only able to whiten teeth to an extent and veneers are able to whiten your teeth paper white.
Compared to crowns, veneers are much more conservative to the tooth.
How long will the process take?
Veneers require at least two appointments, usually two weeks apart. The first one is to shape your teeth, to allow space for the veneers. The second appointment is attaching the veneers. Depending on the aesthetic requirements, more appointments in planning may be required to achieve a result that will make you want to wear lipstick like Taylor Swift. (Her teeth are extremely white, she must have veneers!)
How much will a veneer cost?
Porcelain veneers cost approximately $1000 each.
How long will a veneer last?
Porcelain veneers should last at least 10 years. It is dependant on many factors, especially how your teeth bite together. Your dentist will be able to give you a more accurate prediction once they see and analyse your mouth. Composite resin veneers will not last as long.