This type of veneer requires the removal of less tooth structure
than a full crown- providing a conservative alternative. Because of
this they are much less likely to affect the nerve inside the tooth
than a porcelain crown. That said, they are more destructive to
your natural teeth than tooth bonding or composite veneers.
- Combined with other cosmetic treatments.
Porcelain veneers may be used in combination with treatments such
as crowns, bridges, dental implants, orthodntics,even tooth bonding
to achieve a smile makeover.
The porcelain of a veneer will blend exactly with the porcelain of
crowns, implants and bridges if they are made at the same time
(i.e. from the same mix of porcelain) to give a perfectly uniform
colour to your teeth. Assuming of course, that the tooth underneath
isn’t so dark it influences the colour.
Veneers can be used to fix just a few teeth, all the teeth or to
mix and match with other treatments to meet your cosmetic goals.
For example, after whitening your teeth, you may find that it's
only the gap between your front teeth that you wish to fix and just
two veneers can give you a great outcome instead of the expense and
destruction of a 6 or 8 veneers.