Veneer types and their usage

Types of Dental veneers; What are they and Why are they Used

Dental veneers are wafer-thin composite or ceramic sheaths made to match the color of the tooth. It is attached to the front of the teeth in order to restore its look. Some of its applications in dentistry are:

  • Restoring Fractured Teeth – these are often used to restore the shape and structure of the chipped or broken teeth.
  • Hiding Permanent Teeth Stains – these are excellent options for masking the stains that cannot be removed even if using professional teeth whitening procedures.
  • Closing Excessive Teeth Gaps – It is used for cosmetically removing open spaces between the front teeth.
  • Smile Makeover – if you are not happy with your smile, then you can get them to get the smile of your liking.


What are Different Types of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are types of cosmetic dentistry treatment that dramatically change the look of your smile in an instant. It is composed of a thin film that adheres directly to the front tooth to improve its looks. Veneers are great for patients who have chipped, cracked, or worn down teeth which justifies its treatment.

There are various Veneer types.


Traditional Veneers

Traditional dental veneers are developed in a laboratory off-site after your dentist has taken impressions of your teeth. In the lab, the ceramist will craft the veneers to make it look as normal to your teeth as possible. Traditional veneers can be made of various materials.

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Pressed Ceramic – Pressed ceramic veneers have thicker, more durable, and stronger material compared to other types of veneers. However, because these are thick, it requires more attention particularly in the alteration of the tooth’s structure.

Stacked Ceramic – Ceramicists craft veneers by layering porcelain materials by hand. They will remove as much material as possible until it closely matches the color, shape, and size of the patient’s teeth. Stalked ceramics are easier to craft, but not a s durable as pressed ceramic.

Zirconia-Based – Zirconia-based are stronger than ceramic veneers. This type of veneers is used to provide rigidity and strength to a structurally weak tooth. These types of veneers are made from the same materials used to make dental crowns; thus, it is highly resistant to fracture. Zirconia-based veneers are also opaque which makes it impossible to hide any imperfections in the tooth.

Lithium Disilicate – Lithium disilicate is so strong that a computer aided manufacturing machine is used to craft on. It is a great type of veneer for patients who are prone to bruxism or teeth grinding.

Minimal Prep Veneers
Also called no-prep veneers, these types of veneers have thinner structure than traditional veneers and it does not need excessive removal of the tooth enamel. These are excellent choices for patients who want porcelain veneers, but prefer a more conservative treatment.

Because these are thinner, minimal-prep veneers do not have the same coverage as other types of veneers.

Same-Day Veneers
Traditional and minimal-prep veneers would need to be crafted in an off-site lab and would need two appointments. Same-day veneers will have it designed and manufactured and leave with a veneer right away. This means no need for a second appointment.

Composite Veneers – Composite resin is used to secure both tooth-colored fillings after the cavities have been treated. The composite veneers are a great choice to fix issues of discoloration, chips, and cracks. Although it is not lifelike, porcelain veneers are prone to getting stained over time. These are cheap and effective solutions to fix damaged teeth right away.

CEREC Veneers – Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing that dentists use to provide same-day restorations. CEREC is equipped with a milling software that can convert scans of the patient’s teeth in porcelain restorations. These veneers are made of durable material similar to traditional porcelain veneers by saving you money and time on your laboratory services. Make an appointment.

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