Dental veneers can be made from either porcelain or composite material, and may be used for a single fractured or discoloured tooth, as part of the Hollywood style makeover and anything in between.
Composite veneers are placed directly (built-up in the mouth), where as porcelain veneers are made outside of the mouth by a dental technician and bonded in at a later appointment.
There are a number of slightly different types, brands and materials available for porcelain veneers
and these will be discussed later.
Because they produce dramatic results they are a favourite of dentists for before and after pictures and are largely associated with the cosmetic side of dentistry. They have become more and more popular with advances in bonding technology and now provide a popular, durable and natural looking (most of the time) solution to getting a big bright white smile… but as with all treatments, they are not without their downside.
They are responsible for the majority of the dazzling white smiles we see on movie stars and celebrities today. If it looks too perfect to be natural, then it probably is. Celebs who are famous for having this done include Nicholas Cage, Demi Moore, Celine Dion and Miley Cirus- just in case you are wondering.
Interesting fact: They were originally invented by a California dentist named Charles Pincus to change the appearance of actors’ teeth.