Laminates & Veneers

1. What are Porcelain Laminates or Veneers?

Porcelain laminates or veneers are “wafer thin” shells of porcelain which are bonded on the front side of the tooth to make cosmetic improvement in their appearance. They offer one of the best cosmetic dentistry options for people wanting whiter teeth beyond what tooth whitening can do.

2. What are the advantages of Porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic dental bonding?

Veneers create a very “life like” tooth appearance. They also resist staining.

3. When is it recommended to have porcelain laminates?

Dentists recommend to have porcelain laminates for:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Diastema
  • Tetracycline stain
  • Mottled enamel
  • Worn/chipped tooth
  • Tooth erosion due to acid
  • As an alternative to orthodontic treatment(slightly misaligned teeth)