What are Veneers?
Veneers are facings that are bonded to the outer surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are rather like false nails. They can be made of composite filling material or porcelain.
Types of Veneers:
Composite veneers can be placed in one visit, therefore they are the least expensive type. They require polishing every 2 years or so, and they will generally last about 7 years, at which time they can be done again, or replaced with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are made by the ceramist in a dental laboratory, so 2 visits are required. Usually the teeth need to be reduced a little although much less than for a crown. Porcelain veneers are more expensive, but they are longer lasting; they can last 15 years or more.
Veneers are very hard wearing, however it is recommended that patients do not use them for nailbiting.