Porcelain Veneer

A veneer is a thin tooth shaped porcelain facing cemented to the underlying tooth structure using a filled resin to mask discolored or malformed teeth. The development of porcelain labial veneers marked the progression of years of dental research in acid etch, bonding and esthetic restoration.

Porcelain Veneer Indications

To mask intrinsic staining or surface defects that result in discoloration of anterior teeth. To correct malformations of tooth shape, spacing and tooth chipping due to trauma.

Porcelain Veneer Contraindications

Porcelain veneers are contraindicated to patients with bruxism or tooth to foreign objects habits.

Porcelain Veneers Advantages

Compared to full crown, veneer restoration requires minimal tooth preparation. Porcelain veneer can provide a superior esthetic result. Highly glazed porcelain veneer surface provides less of depository area for plaque accumulations. Compared to composite resin, the wear and abrasion resistance is exceptionally high.

Porcelain Veneer Disadvantages

Veneer restoration is not advisable to patients with bruxism. Porcelain veneers are fragile and difficult to manipulate. It is difficult to modify shade once the veneers are cemented in position. Porcelain veneers can not be easily repaired once they are cemented to the enamel.

Porcelain Veneer Pictures

Porcelain veneers on anterior teeth.


For more information on the best possible Prosthodontic Treatment for your case, please consult your Dentist. “There is no online material nor website that can substitute for professional advice.”

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Reference
[1] Johnston J F et al: Modern practice in crown and bridge prosthodontics. WB Saunders Company

Written by:
Jesus Lecitona+, DMD, MScD-Prosthodontics

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