Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front surface of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of your front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations or spacing or to brighten teeth and improve your smile.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or patients who have teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.