What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain and ceramic veneers are essential the same, often people get confused. There is different types of ceramic, like Emax, Felspathic and Zirconia. Typically most veneers out there are emax which is a block of ceramic, milled or pressed. Felspathic is a material that is not used anymore. 99% of veneers that I do are felspathic.
The advantages are that they look super natural, they are made of powder porcelain and the technician hand-makes them, you have to be very skilled to make them. People are not doing it anymore because it takes a lot of time, energy and skill. People do digital designs as it is easier and it is cost-effective, I guess. Felspathic veneers is what really separates from others.
Why people get porcelain veneers
They are very popular now, along with composite boding. In the USA they have been doing them for many years. Why people get them? Essentially, change of colour and change of shape, people get them veneers to make their teeth look brighter, some people have gaps or crowded teeth.