Dental Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain cemented to the front surfaces of your natural teeth.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates)
are thin, custom-made sheets of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance.
The first ones to be certified by the Quality Assurance consultants in the United States and exclusively contracted by ten HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) Prepaid Dental Programs.
Dental Porcelain Laminates At Dental Clinic Tijuana
Which is Best?
It all depends
The decision ultimately lies in the hands of the patient and the dentist with regards to which option is better. This is because the needs of each patient vary and one option usually outweighs the other when personal needs, cost, and other factors are applied.
Dental veneers and dental laminates are great options when it comes to having a smile enhancement. Visit us at Dental Tijuana to find out if you are a suitable candidate and what option would be best for you!
Laminate Porcelain Veneers
Difference Between Dental Veneers and Laminates
Dental laminates and dental veneers are two common procedures done to improve the overall appearances of someone’s smile. From color to shape and size, both options ultimately provide non-invasive treatments to unpleasant smiles. But what is the difference between the two?
Dental veneers are made of two different materials namely composites and porcelain.
Composite veneers are the less preferred choice as they are prone to staining. However, getting composite veneers requires less prep work on the natural teeth and a patient can walk out with them on the same day.
Placing veneers, especially porcelain veneers, requires the removal of some of the enamel on the teeth and the reshaping of the tooth. This is done in order for the veneer to lay flat and avoid having a bulky, unnatural appearance. This poses a problem because the tooth’s natural protection is removed and the only thing left to protect it is the veneer. While they can be replaced, once the veneer is removed the tooth loses its protection.
Laminates can be referred to as an advanced porcelain veneer as they both share the same function and benefits. However, when placing laminates, the enamel and structure of the tooth do not have to be altered. While this may be better in the long term for the health of the tooth, getting laminates still has its disadvantages.
While laminates are only as thick as a contact lens and a thinner alternative to porcelain veneers, they can be bulky on the teeth when they are placed without altering the tooth. They are also usually more expensive than porcelain veneers.