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What is tooth veneer and its pros and cons

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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular fields, as people are now paying more attention to their appearance. One of the most popular services that reputable dental centres are offering is tooth veneer. Let’s dive deeper and see what tooth veneer is and how it improves your facial appearance.

Tooth veneer is a cosmetic dentistry solution to improve facial appearance.

What is a tooth veneer?

Tooth veneer, also known as dental veneer refers to a thin layer of material that is placed on the front side of a tooth. Tooth veneer is a perfect solution for repairing broken teeth as well as crooked or stained teeth. Furthermore, dental veneer is now widely used to cover the gap between teeth. There are basically two types of tooth veneer that we will go through shortly to help you with your decision making process.

Main types of tooth veneer

There are two types of tooth veneer that dentists bond to teeth; porcelain veneer and composite veneer.

  • Porcelain Veneer  

Porcelain veneer is the most recommended option due to the many advantages associated with, that will be discussed later in this article. Special material called porcelain is used to fabricate the veneer and fit on the tooth.

  • Composite Veneer

The other type is called composite veneer that is named under the material that is used to make it. It is basically made from a tooth colored resin-based composite and is bonded to the tooth by an experienced dentist. While it costs you less to go with the composite option, it is worth your while to read through the article completely and then make your decision.  

Porcelain Veneer Advantages

Tooth veneer perfectly improves your appearance by giving you a Hollywood smile

Porcelain veneer material is quite strong and is foreseen to last up to 20 years, while resin-based composite lasts around 5 years only. Besides, thanks to the nature of the material, porcelain veneers will not stain over time, but composite veneers are likely to stain after a while. Furthermore, porcelain veneers are very stronger than composite veneers, so they are less likely to chip or fracture. On the other hand, composite veneers due to the weaker material, are more likely to chip or break. 

Even though there are some minor cons associated with porcelain veneers that we will go through shortly, it is highly recommended to go with the porcelain option, if you are after a Hollywood smile.

What you need to know about porcelain veneer

To bond the porcelain veneer, enamel removal is required, which is an irreversible procedure, so it must be replaced, once it lasts. In contrast, for composite veneers, enamel removal is either not needed or will be minor. Besides, porcelain veneer may cause a little sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, though it is usually temporary and goes away after a while. 

How much does tooth veneer cost?

The cost of veneer, depending on which material you select to go with, is different. However, for both options, cost is calculated per tooth, so it would be a good idea to book an appointment with us for a check-up and consultation about porcelain veneers, if you are thinking of getting one or a few! There are many financial options available at our office, so we would like to encourage you to contact us for further details and payment options.


Tooth veneer is one of the best solutions for minor damages to the teeth and also for cosmetic purposes. Tooth veneer improves your facial appearance by giving you a perfect smile. However, it’s very important to consult with a well-experienced dentist to make a perfect choice, based on your dental and also financial situation.

Here at Dorsa Family dentistry, we use porcelain veneers due to several benefits associated with, for the sake of making you fully satisfied. 

Please contact us with confidence to book an appointment with our experienced dentist to discuss your needs further and we will get back to you with a perfect solution that suits you best.


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