What are Veneers?
Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked are improved when a veneer is placed over the surface of the affected teeth.
Veneers consist of thin pieces of porcelain or plastic and are cemented over the front of your teeth, changing the color or the shape. Veneers will improve teeth that have uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Generally, anesthesia is not needed. Veneers have a longer life and color stability versus bonding, They are also highly resistant to any permanent staining from coffee, tea, or cigarette smoking.
Dental lab technicians make veneers. They work from a model that’s provided by your dentist. Veneers are usually irreversible. A small amount of enamel has to be removed from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
Porcelain veneers can hide damaged teeth that are stained by tetracycline, an injury, or a root-canal procedure. They are also ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Gaps between your front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn are excellent candidates for porcelain veneers.