Veneer is the material that is created to mimic the teeth and place it on the surface of the tooth. It is a type of cosmetic dentistry that helps the damaged or deformed teeth become beautiful again. The common materials used to make veneers are composite, which is the same material used in general dental fillings, and another one is porcelain. Veneer will be designed specifically for each person and each tooth as well. Veneer will be thin to fit tightly into the tooth surface. The color, shape, and size will be designed and you can choose according to your needs or to match with other teeth so that no one would notice that you are having veneers.
Currently, porcelain veneer seems to be more popular than composite because the ceramic material does not absorb food colors causing stains. It also has a sparkle that is very close to natural teeth, but of course, the price of porcelain veneers is also higher than composite as well. Veneer, in other words, is a design of a smile that conveys your personality because veneers are commonly made on the front teeth for you to smile perfectly and confidently. However, before veneer, you must consult a dentist because veneers are not suitable for people with poor oral health and teeth, such as gum disease or tooth decay. Veneer teeth still have a chance to decay. In addition, the teeth may become slightly more sensitive than usual. As for the lifetime of the veneer, normally, it can last between 5 – 15 years, depending on the individual’s dental health care.