Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain coverings that cover the facial surfaces of teeth that normally enhance the size, shape, and color of the teeth to obtain a cosmetic result that the patient's looking for. Veneers can be as thick as a contact lens, or some situations require some tooth reduction. In my practice, over the years, I've done a lot of cosmetic dentistry that's changed people's lives. If you have mottled or stained teeth, and you were born with fluorosis or some type of condition, having this type of a restoration is life changing.
Laminates can be done in two visits. They'll come in at night, I'll scan them, I'll send it over to my lab, I'll call them, I'll have laminate the next day. I'm doing 10 laminates, I'll take the impressions or scan, take me about a week. We'll get them back, cement them in place, take me about an hour, an hour and 15 minutes. So laminates are not a complicated procedure. They're done fairly quickly, and simply, painlessly with very, very little fatigue for the patient.