Veneers have multiple advantages. These are thin, and custom made shells that are put on the front surface of your tooth to enhance their appearance. They are tooth-coloured to match your teeth, and if you have stained or worn down teeth, you will benefit immensely from 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 essential even when a single tooth requires restoration. They are suitable for chipped off teeth, worn down teeth, crooked teeth or teeth with gaps. The entire smile, too, can be made beautiful by applying veneers on the whole set of teeth. In the case of aged patients where the teeth are worn out, veneers are an available alternative. People with healthy teeth should not apply veneers 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.