A veneer is a thin shell of either porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth to improve aesthetics. Additionally, veneers can be used to cover discolouration of teeth, fill unattractive gaps, lengthen teeth, and straighten teeth. Veneers can exceed well over 10 years if follow an approved oral hygiene protocol and attend your routine 6monthly check-up.
Porcelain veneers are the superior choice, based on increased longevity, durability and a greater lustre. With natural aesthetics, due to their optical properties, veneers are less prone to staining, chipping and/or fracturing.
Composite resin veneers are the same material as white fillings and are bonded directly to the tooth. These are simpler, quicker and more affordable than porcelain veneers. However, they are more susceptible to staining and fracture.