Dental Veneers

A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth. Veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile and/ or protect the tooth’s surface from damage.

Veneers are a prosthetic device, by prescription only, used by the cosmetic dentist.

A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth or veneer with high quality that may have been fractured or discolored, or in most cases multiple teeth on the upper arch to create a big bright “Hollywood” type of smile make over.

Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics.

Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have

malpositioned tooth/ teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.
Dentists also recommend using thin porcelain veneers to strengthen worn teeth. It is also applied to yellow teeth that won’t whiten.

Thin veneers are an effective option for aging patients with worn dentition. In many cases, minimal to no tooth preparation is needed when using porcelain veneers.

When preparing, in between prep and fit appointments of the veneer, you can make temporaries, usually out of composite. These are not normally indicated but can be used if the patient is complaining of sensivity or aesthetics.

According to Amirad Family Dentistry, temporaries are really important to design and finalize the aesthetics of the final veneers. Temporaries help patients and the dentist decide on the right color, length and shape of the veneers.


• Discoloured teeth, Fluorosis, Tetracycline staining, non-vital tooth discolouration.
• Enamel hypoplasia (not enough enamel) Enamel hypocalcification (enamel not fully mineralized)
• Malformed teeth, malposition
• Enamel fracture, enamel loss by erosion, worn teeth chips
• Close gaps, restore smile symmetry


• Poor oral hygiene
• Uncontrolled gingiva disease
• High caries rate
• Parafunction
• No enamel
• Unreasonable patients expectations
• Large existing restorations


There are different types of classification for veneers:

-Nankali veneer classification

• Labial surface coverage
a) No incisal involvement
b) Feathered incisal edge
c) Incisal overlap

• Interproximal preparations
a) No contact point involvement
b) Contact point level
c) Passed contact point

• Method of production
a) Indirect veneers
b) Direct veneers

– Material veneer classification

a) Porcelain (feldspathic)
b) Lithium Disilicate (very thin ≥ 0.3 and strong)
c) Da Vinci (very thin)
d) MAC (high resistance to stain and strong)
e) Lumineers (ultra-thin ~ 0.2 mm)
f) Zirconia
g) CEREC (Nano-ceramic)
h) Composite

In our opinion, dental veneer are a versatile cosmetic dentistry option that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Patients with cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, worn teeth, or mild tooth misalignment can all benefit from dental veneers. Amirad Family Dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dream with state-of-the-art dental veneer.

Each veneer treatments is custom-designed to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. Dr. Faridrad and Dr. Sarbaz at Amirad Family Dentistry offer a variety of veneer types at our practice, and uses the consultation process as a time to help you make a well informed decision about which type of dental veneer can meet your needs and cosmetic goals.

If you would like to learn more about dental veneers, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Faridrad and Dr. Sarbaz, please contact us today.

Types of veneers

1-Ceramic Veneers

Types of veneers

2- Composite resin Veneers

A composite resin veneer is made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth.


• Usually less tooth enamel needs to be removed than for crowns or porcelain veneers
• May mean fewer visits to the dentist, sometimes these veneers take just one visit
• Cost less than porcelain veneers
• Are easy to fix if they get damaged; although composite veneers are generally not as strong or wear-resistant as porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be repaired easily and quickly.


• Teeth preparation
• bond and sculpts the composite material on the teeth
• Cure the composite by a special light
• Smooth and polish the veneers

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