Porcelain Veneers or Laminate Veneers are covers that are placed on the front teeth to hide any imperfections that may be visible such as:
- Discoloration — either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
In certain cases, composite veneers are also used to hide away minor dental defects. Composite Veneers are much cheaper than Laminate Veneers and their lifespan is shorter than laminate veneers. Unlike Porcelain Veneers, Composite Veneers do not require more appointments and can be done in one appointment if possible.