Veneers and Laminates

Veneers or laminates are a layer of restoration placed over the front surface of the teeth, especially front teeth in order to improve the appearance of the teeth in the cases of

  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Teeth with gaps in between them

Advantages :

  1. Natural tooth appearance is restored
  2. Minimal reduction of tooth structure is needed
  3. Alters the shape, size and shade of the teeth
  4. Useful in Digital smile designing


  1. Sensitivity to hot or cold
  2. Unable to eat from the front teeth where the restoration is placed
  3. Not suitable for patients with a habit of clenching or grinding as the restoration may crack

Types of Veneers:

       Composite Veneers

            - Advantage is that, several veneers can be placed in a single or multiple visits depending on the condition.

              - Is usually used to fill the cracks or chips

             - Less costly as compared to Porcelain Veneer

             - Easy to repair if needed

Porcelain Veneers

    - They preserve the bright, slightly translucent appearance of natural teeth

    - The high-quality ceramic (porcelain) reflects light like the natural teeth

    - They are stronger than the composite veneers and last longer

    - They do not stain over time