Laminates and Veneers

Dental veneers or porcelain laminates are basically shells that are specifically coloured and designed to cover the front surface of the teeth providing a whiter and more radiant appearance. Tooth laminates are very thin, translucent and have a lot of similar qualities with natural teeth. Most teeth imperfections can be fixed by dental veneers. These are the simple method to mask the intrinsic stains on the teeth which cannot be removed by a dental bleaching. The material is usually made up of porcelain, plastic and composite resins.

Porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates are widely used than composite resin veneers and plastic veneers. In the case of porcelain, both the enamel and the inside of porcelain veneer are etched and bonded to increase adhesion. Porcelain tooth veneers can improve your entire personality by enhancing and adding a spark to your smile and appearance. Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining from coffee, tea or even cigarette smoking. Porcelain veneers have an advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques since they are translucent and have a glass like appearance that is undetectably natural looking. Porcelain veneers may require more than one visit to fit as it is fabricated in the dental laboratory. Veneers made of porcelain provide a greater longevity than plastic, typically ten years to fifteen years or more.


Composite resins or composite veneers are less expensive when compared to the porcelain veneer cost. Composite resin veneers can be accomplished in one visit. In this method, a plastic dental restoration (composite) is shaped at the chair side and bonded directly to the tooth’s surface. The cost of veneers increases with the number of chair side treatments required by the patient. Dental veneers can chip or come off if not cared for properly. To improve their durability and longevity you need to maintain consistent good oral hygiene and have regular dental examinations and cleanings at least twice each year. In addition, you must avoid using them to bite or crack hard objects like nuts and ice.

In P.S.A.Varadarajan Dental Clinic, Salem, India, you can be sure to have quality treatment of dental laminates and veneers at only a fraction of the cost. We have history of proven success stories of patients who got treatment for discoloured teeth,chipped or broken teeth, misaligned teeth, uneven teeth, teeth with gaps and stained teeth.

After treatment, follow-up checkups will ensure that your smile stays perfect for the next five to ten years.Even fractured tooth can be treated to get the natural shape and size and function with composite laminates.