Here at Pearl Dental Clinic, we have a wide range of other dental veneers available. We mainly supply Emax veneers, Lumineers, and composite veneers. However, based on patient needs we can also supply Da Vinci veneers, Durathin veneers, and Mac veneers.
Composite veneers involve either minimal or no tooth shaving and are the most conservative option. With most other porcelain veneers some enamel shaving is necessary to ensure a natural looking fit. There are, however, certain veneers that need very little enamel shaving, if any at all. These are in the form of our Emax veneers or Lumineers. Enamel shaving, also known as tooth reduction, is an irreversible process. Therefore, it is important to be sure before undergoing dental veneer treatment. Tooth reduction can occasionally lead to tooth sensitivity after veneer cementation. Here at the clinic we always assess our patients to see which type of veneer is the most suitable cosmetic solution for their individual needs.
Patients must be aware that all dental veneers require maintenance and care in order to increase their lifespan. This usually involves brushing and flossing daily as well as wearing a mouthguard at night. 6 – 12 month check-ups and hygiene visits at the dental clinic are also essential. Patients must avoid eating very hard foods or habits such as nail biting to reduce the risk of damage to their dental veneers. The average lifespan of veneers can be increased significantly by following these simple care guidelines.
If patients are in doubt about being able to wear a nightguard, we would recommend composite veneers over porcelain veneers. In such situations, if veneer fracture does occur, composite veneers can be repaired much more easily, quickly, and cheaply than a porcelain veneer. The average lifespan of composite veneers is around 5 years and porcelain veneers last on average around 10 years with a good maintenance regime in place.