Dental veneers are a thin layer of restorative material placed over the front surface of the tooth. Porcelain or composite material is used to mask imperfections or change the shape and angle of the tooth. Due to its more life-like appearance and higher resistance to stain, porcelain is more commonly placed.
With veneers, the teeth are slightly altered and the material is bonded on to the tooth. Cosmetic dentistry often involves only the use of porcelain veneers to give the teeth a more straightened appearance. If severe staining has occurred to teeth, veneers can mask the imperfections.
What are Veneers?
This video shows you how veneers are used to improve the appearance of a smile, using CAD/CAM 3-D technology to create custom-made restorations.
This video shows you what to expect after placement of permanent veneers, as well as how to care for and protect them from damage.