What are the different types of Veneers?
There are mainly three different types of veneers available, Porcelain veneers, Composite veneers and Clip on Veneers, but out of these three Porcelain and Clip on veneers are the most popular choice.
In a porcelain veneer,porcelain infused material is placed directly over your existing teeth in order to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile and appearance of your teeth. This is a long, expensive and tedious process that requires multiple dentist visits but it is more of a permanent solution if you maintain good oral hygiene. On the other hand, clip on veneers are made of a much more cost effective material like a resin polymer which not only makes it a much more affordable option but it also makes it a lot easier to wear. In case of clip on veneers you simply have to snap/clip them onto your existing teeth and you get a nice attractive smile without any dentist visits or painful procedures in just a matter of seconds.
Advantages of Clip on Veneers
Affordable: As compared to other dental cosmetic procedures available clip on veneers are considered to be the most effective and budget friendly option, you have the option to go for a single arch option or both arches and a lot of companies, like Alpha Veneers also provide easy payment plans to there customers.
Realistic: Although on a close inspection anyone can easily deduce that clip on veneers are not real teeth but in normal circumstances they just look like any normal teeth and present themselves as the best option in there budget category.
Painless: Clip on veneers just snap onto your existing teeth with a gentle push of your fingers/thumbs making it a completely hassle free process to put them on and take them off whenever you want. It does not require any numbing or painful injections thus making them the ideal choice to get the best possible results without any pain.
Non-Invasive: In case porcelain veneers a thin layer of enamel is required to be removed from your existing teeth, this compromises the original condition of your teeth and can also effect oral hygiene whereas, clip on veneers just slide on to your existing teeth and require no extra steps or invasive procedures.
Disadvantages of Clip on Veneers
Shorter Lifespan: The lower cost of clip on veneers does come with a caveat, there lifespan is not much as compared to porcelain veneers, you do have to take very good care of them to increase their lifespan as much as you can but you would still require a replacement within 3-5 years.
No Visible gaps between teeth: As clip on veneers are made from a single block of resin there are no visible gaps between the teeth as there are in your natural teeth, on a closer inspection it will be easier to deduce that you are wearing prosthetics.
Unnatural Results: While ordering clip on veneers you are required to select a shade of your choice you want on the clip on veneers, if you select a shade that is too extreme it can result in unnatural appearance that can be displeasing to the other person.