What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain that your dentist bonds to the front of your teeth to help give you a more uniform smile.
Veneers can serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. They can help improve the aesthetics of your smile by making it appear more even and white, and they can also help protect the tooth's surface from damage.
The Veneers Process
Your dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth. This will be used as a template to create your custom veneers. Once the veneers are made, your dentist will bond them right to your natural teeth.
Dental veneers are made to mimic the natural translucency of your tooth enamel, so they will look and feel very similar to natural teeth.
Benefits of Veneers
Dental veneers are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns, and can be used when the damage to a tooth is fairly minimal to help improve its shape, and the evenness of your whole smile.
Veneers can help with a variety of issues such as worn, crooked or discoloured teeth. They can also be used to alter the size of teeth or repair unwanted spacing.
If cared for properly, dental veneers can last for many years.