15 06 EMaxDescription: EMax is one of the latest types of porcelain veneers. They are much stronger and thinner than other types of veneers, meaning the natural tooth does not need to be drilled or ground down as much (allowing the patient can return to their natural teeth if they choose).

How it’s done: A layer of tooth is removed and a mould is made of the resulting space and sent away to the EMax lab, where the veneer is constructed. The veneer is usually ready in a week to 10 days, and is then applied to the tooth with dental bonding or cement.

Complications: Tooth sensitivity and issues with the bonding agent are common complications in the first few weeks. It is possible to crack them with too much pressure, but EMax veneers should be able to last from 14-20 years as long as they are properly cared for. 

Recovery: None, although you should have a checkup a couple of weeks later just to check for any bonding issues or tooth sensitivity.

Cost: Approximately $900 per tooth, though it depends on the clinic.