Veneers have multiple advantages. These are thin custom made shells that are put on the front surface of your tooth in order to enhance their appearance. Their color matches the color of your teeth and if you have stained or worn down teeth you will benefit immensely by using these. Another use of veneers is that they can be used to improve your tooth’s shape or size. There are two types of veneers – porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. While porcelain veneers are made in the laboratory, the composite ones can be directly applied to the teeth. As compared to porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers have a shorter life and are cheaper.
Though veneers are a part of cosmetic dentistry, they are important even when a single tooth may be required to be restored. They are good for chipped off teeth, worn down teeth, crooked teeth or teeth with gaps. The entire smile too can be made beautiful by applying on the whole set of teeth. In case of aged patients where the teeth have worn out veneers are an alternative available. People with healthy teeth should not go for applying veneers just because of the looks because the procedure involves scraping down the natural teeth before bonding the veneers into the teeth. Removable and reusable veneers are also available.