Types of Veneers and Which Is Right for You

Types of Veneers and Which Is Right for You

By: Hillside Dental
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Veneers are a dental reconstructive technique that helps improve the appearance of the teeth. Tooth-colored dental covering material that is attached to the front of the teeth to enhance their look. People with chipped, cracked, severely discolored, and worn teeth can benefit from dental veneers. 

Custom-designed veneers can help treat dental misalignment and gaps. There are different types of veneers, and your dentist will discuss the best option for you. 


Porcelain Veneers 

The most popular types of veneers are high-quality ceramics or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are made from a translucent material that looks identical to tooth enamel. The material is very durable and resistant to staining. 

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last more than 20 years. Before applying them, the dentist prepares the teeth by grinding, buffing, and other actions. The entire treatment involves several sessions.  


Composite Veneers 

Composite veneers are made from tooth-colored composite and are the most affordable option. They are usually used to treat mild problems such as slightly cracked or chipped teeth. They help fill small gaps and teeth that are slightly crooked. 

The process is completed in a single appointment that involves application and sculpting. They tend to stain easily and are less durable than porcelain veneers, lasting less than ten years. 



Lumineers are ultrathin Cerinate ceramic veneers applied without prior teeth preparation, such as grinding or buffing. They are much thinner than porcelain veneers and are placed directly on the tooth. 

Treatment with Lumineers requires fewer sessions, but the cost is comparable to that of porcelain veneers. A drawback of the material is extreme translucency, and sometimes, they detach after application.


Removable Veneers 

Removable or Snap-On veneers are made from dental resin. They are thin and strong and can be worn at any time, including when eating. You can remove and clean them at any time. To create the removable veneers, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth to ensure a perfect fit. 

You can choose your ideal shape and shade, and the dentist will custom-make them for you. They are an affordable option for those who cannot get costly veneers, but they are less durable.


Palatal Veneers 

Palatal veneers or palatal onlays are also known as lingual veneers. They are custom-made devices that help restore damaged anterior teeth. These are teeth that have suffered dental erosion and other problems. 

They are strong and durable and can help protect the gum and improve the bite. On the downside, they can be costly, depending on the damage. The procedure is complicated, and more than one visit is required in most cases.


Choosing Dental Veneers 

Veneers can help improve the appearance of your smile. When choosing the right veneers, you should consider several factors, ranging from your teeth’s condition to your budget. It would be best if you also thought about your teeth’s color and teeth shape. The durability, installation process, and length of life are consideration factors when choosing dental veneers. 

Getting veneers can make a big difference in your appearance. They can help correct dental issues that make you self-conscious about your smile. Taking good care of your dental restorations will help ensure you enjoy the results for an extended period of time. 


To find out what types of veneers are right for you, contact Hillside Dental at our Las Vegas, Nevada office. Call (702) 895-7799 to schedule an appointment today. New patients please call (702) 666-8584.

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