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Tooth Veneers & Crowns

What are Veneers?

One of the more common cosmetic procedures is the fitting of veneers.  Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite bonded to the front surface of a tooth, which works in much the same way as a false fingernail.  You can go for the same shade as your teeth making the veneers almost invisible or you can opt to have a lighter shade to give you a brighter smile.

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Advantages of Veneers:


  • A beautiful smile aesthetics
  • Self-confidence
  • Elimination of age-related changes
  • Long-lasting result
  • Whiteness and radiance of teeth

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are veneers harmful to the teeth?

With a quality installation, the veneers do not harm the teeth. Concerns are mainly related to the need for turning, but today patients have access to ultra-thin veneers that do not require preparation.

Can I put a veneer on a ceramic crown?

Ceramic crown has very high strength and smooth surface, and therefore securely fixing it on veneer is almost impossible. If the appearance of the crown has ceased to suit the patient, it must be completely changed.

Tooth Restoration or Veneers?

Both methods have their advantages. The choice depends on the size and location of the defect. Also, restoration is more affordable, which determines the position of many patients. According to many experts, if it is a question of one tooth – it is better to prefer restoration, if about several or all teeth in the zone of a smile – it is better to choose veneers. They have a more stable aesthetics.

Can the veneers be whitened if they darken?

No, veneers are not subject to bleaching. Their coloring is easier to prevent than to eliminate. To do this, it is necessary to exclude from the diet coloring food, and juices, fruit drinks and other pigment-rich drinks to drink through the tube. Do not forget about oral hygiene: both professional and individual.