Dental laminates and dental veneers are two procedures that we perform frequently in our clinic. Dental laminate is a thin shell designed with custom-made tooth-colored material. These shells are bonded to the teeth’ front surface to improve their shape, size, color, and overall appearance.
How do they differ from veneers?
They differ in the sense that they are much thinner and require less amount of enamel to be removed for them to be placed. If the issue is discoloration or minor chips, laminates area great option because they are lightweight and do not require much enamel removal. Knowing the difference between dental laminates and dental veneers matters because it can help a patient decide which option is best for their teeth and smile needs. For instance, someone with crooked teeth or who has gaps are much better off getting veneers which are more flexible and stabler than dental laminates. However, if the issue is discoloration or minor chips, laminates are a great option because they are lightweight and do not require much enamel removal. Choosing between one or the other treatment will require the help of a specialist who can analyze your particular case.
To achieve the best decision, don't hesitate to consult us at 212-274-8338, we will tell you which is the best method for you!