When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the results that are achieved are not only dependent on the skill and experience of the dentist but also on the dental lab. The reason for this is that when porcelain veneers are used, they must be prepared by a ceramist at the lab for each patient.

The dental lab requires the right information, such as the stick bites, the photographs, the bite registrations and the mountings so they can make the veneers perfectly for that particular patient. Therefore good communication between the dentist and the dental lab is key.

Types of veneers

Below are the two main types of veneers.

  • Porcelain veneers –
    Porcelain veneers are the more permanent of the two main types of veneers and must be prepared at the dental lab for every patient. Porcelain veneers not only last a long time with proper care but they also have stain-resistant properties so they keep their white shade. More preparation work is required with porcelain veneers before they’re fitted.
  • Composite veneers –
    Composite veneers do not need to be made at the lab and can usually be completed in one appointment. They don’t last as long as porcelain veneers and do not have the same stain-resistant properties but they are a considerably cheaper option and don’t require as much preparation either.


Are you interested in veneers

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, whether it’s because they’re stained, crooked, misshapen or cracked – then you can do something about it. Veneers provide an ideal way to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

If you’d like to book a consultation for veneers then get in touch now and we’ll be happy to schedule one for you.