If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile, due to damage, staining or crooked teeth, then veneers can be used to improve aesthetics. They can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured porcelain or acrylic, designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth.
They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to:
- correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- mask internal stains
- restore partially broken-down teeth
Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. However, patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.Several visits are necessary to complete treatment.