Types of Dental Veneers

February 19, 2017
Types of Dental Veneers

A happy and healthy smile is a desire of every person. With the advancement of cosmetic dentistry, there are various smile correction treatments available, but one of the important treatments is dental veneers. Dental veneers—also known as porcelain veneers—are paper-thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of the teeth to improve your appearance. Dental veneers are the versatile cosmetic dentistry option to fix issues like:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Uneven color of teeth
  • Broken/chipped teeth
  • Alignment problems
  • Uneven shape or size
  • Gaps between teeth

There are several types of veneers available, so it is recommended to take expert guidance to know the best type of veneer for yourself. But before you go to your dentist, you can learn more about the types of dental veneers described below:

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made up of a thin layer of high-quality ceramic, which is durable and can be matched to the shade of your adjoining teeth for a seamless, natural look. This cosmetic treatment uses veneers that can be used to individually customize your teeth, achieving best results. The hand layered high-quality ceramic looks as natural as the enamel of a natural tooth. porcelain veneers require minimum preparation time and the procedure is quite simple.

Composite Resin

Composite resin veneers offer the same kind of benefits as porcelain veneers. A layer of veneers helps in concealing cracks, chips, gaps or discoloration. The composite resin veneers give great results within your budget. However, composite veneers may not last as long as traditional porcelain veneers due to the difference in the material used in the process. Like porcelain veneers, even composite veneers do not require lengthy preparation.


Zirconia porcelain veneers are for patients with majorly damaged or decayed teeth. These veneers are much stronger than both the traditional porcelain and composite resin veneers. Due to the potency of the material, Zirconia is also used to make dental crowns and implants. It is commonly used to fix the back teeth.

However, these are the most common and known types of veneers. Each tooth needs a different procedure depending on the type of damage caused. If you are suffering from a damaged or decayed tooth or want to correct the appearance of your teeth, contact Dr. Paola Argaez for the best dental veneers treatment in Pearland.

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