How a person smiles depends on how much they like their teeth. If a person has uneven teeth, they may feel bad while smiling, thinking they might look ugly. Dental veneers and dental laminates serve as a multi-purpose solution to many dental cosmetic problems.
A cautious and unhappy smile can significantly decrease the morale of a person. Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of solutions to restore the natural happy smile you had as a child.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, customizable porcelain shells or covers placed over your existing set of teeth. They have the natural color of your enamel and provide a natural look to improve your appearance.
While fitting dental veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the overall surface of your teeth and then fit the shell over them. Veneers can be used for a very long time.
What are Dental Laminates?
Dental laminates are more or less the same thing as veneers. Although, it is thinner and requires even less enamel to be removed beforehand. They serve the same function as veneers, and sometimes, even their names are interchanged.
What to Choose Between a Dental Veneer and Dental Laminate Procedure?
They are usually made from different materials like composites and resin. A dental composite veneer requires less preparation and can be completed within the same day. However, composite veneers are less preferred as it is prone to staining.
Porcelain veneers cost double the price of composite ones and require the removal of the enamel before they can be placed. If chipped or damaged, they cannot be repaired. Nevertheless, porcelain veneers give an absolute natural smile, are more durable, and can last up to ten years if maintained carefully.
Laminates and veneers share almost the same function and benefits and can be called advanced porcelain veneers. The shape and structure of the enamel do not require change while placing laminates. So it can be better to get laminates for the long term even though they are much more expensive.
Now, what you will get depends all upon your preference and sometimes upon what your dentist suggests. However, if you need some assistance, our experts can help you out. Contact us or book an appointment at
Dr. Roshan Emam DSS also gives you suggestions to make it easier for you to decide which procedure is best for you at that time. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.