Results of tooth whitening, via professional tooth whitening or home bleaching kits, are subjective and do vary from one individual to another depending on teeth structure. For individuals with contra-indications against tooth whitening or individuals who would like a controlled shade of whiteness, porcelain veneers are an alternate cosmetic tooth whitening option that is sometime referred as veneers whitening.
Veneers whitening is the process of using dental veneers as a new layer laminate over existing teeth in changing the color shades of teeth. Veneers guarantees a specific color shades or enbles the level of whiteness to be specified. Aside for changing color shades, dental veneers can also be used to change the shape, size, straighten mildly crooked teeth and resolve irregularities in teeth. There are basically 2 types of dental veneers materials:
- composite veneers
- porcelain veneers
Composite veneers are made of composite resin material that is cured over teeth surfaces and may be completed in one visit. Porcelain veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain pieces made in the dental laboratory and placed over the front surface of teeth to improve tooth appearance. Porcelain veneers may be done for several teeth and tend to be stronger and more durable over time compared to composite veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Types
The most popular and commonly used porcelain veneers is by IPS Empress restorations. There are various ranges of IPS Empress veneers including IPS Empress II System, IPS Empress Esthetics and IPS Empress eMax by Ivoclar Vivadent. The opalescent IPS Empress porelain veneer imitates natural teeth and provides good natural aesthetics making IPS Empress porcelain veneres one of the most commonly used porcelain veneers for smile makeovers world-wide.