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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are strong and adhere to the teeth allowing normal eating and helping patients achieve the perfect smile they’ve always wanted. Its placement is done using a special resin that adheres to the front of the teeth.

They are used to correct defects in the teeth such as crooked, broken, separated, irregular…or stained teeth. They can be very effective on teeth that have darkened after having undergone a root canal.

If you want your teeth to maintain the best possible appearance, you must do so. In addition to an aesthetic smile, you will gain in oral health. How to achieve it? Pay attention to the following habits!

Smiling Woman with dental veneers Checked by Dentist

Types of dental veneers

Porcelain or ceramic veneers

  • Ultrathin: ultrathin porcelain dental veneers are usually the most demanded since they are the ones that  offer the highest quality and durability  . Its resistance is due to the  injected porcelain  used to make it. 
  • Zirconium: although it is a  very resistant material  that offers highly aesthetic results, it is used in very specific circumstances in the case of veneers since they are thicker and  more opaque than ultra-thin veneers. 

composite veneers

The material with which they are made makes them  less durable  than porcelain. However, they are recommended when the  correction is particularly easy  or when the  patient is very young .

The composite offers very good results when it is necessary to slightly modify the  size, shape or color of a patient’s tooth.

Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers

  • Duration and resistance : as we have previously mentioned, porcelain veneers last longer than composite veneers, being able to resist up to 15 years in perfect conditions, and also do not lose their color. On the other hand, composite veneers only last a maximum of approximately 5 years.
  • Repair: in case there is a fracture in a veneer, whether it is porcelain or composite, it can be restored easily and without problem. The only thing is that porcelain veneers require said restoration in the laboratory, while composite veneers can be restored directly at the dentist.


How much do dental veneers cost?

Due to the advantages they have in terms of strength and aesthetics,  porcelain veneers are more expensive  than composite veneers. However, despite this, we can  have them almost permanently  and with a much more aesthetic result over the years. 

For their part, the composite ones are cheaper but must be replaced in less time.

Once you know all this about dental veneers, it is important to have a proper oral cleaning routine . There is no need to be afraid of losing cosmetic veneers during brushing or flossing, as they are made for this.


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