Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of the teeth to improve individual appearance and design the perfect smile. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth for changing their colour, shape, size, or length.
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed in the mouth (single sitting), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth.
In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
Porcelain veneer help to achieve shiny and white teeth in just three visits (10days).
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
- Teeth that are discoloured – stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings.
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped in mild form
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
- It could effectively change the way your teeth look and could create a positive effect on your appearance.