What is Dental Veneer?
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist. Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people the results are more than worth it.
Dental Veneer is a popular cosmetic dentistry method
What Types of Problems do Dental Veneers Fix?
Dental veneers look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as:
- Uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth
- Crooked or mishapen teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching
Advantages of Dental Veneers
- They are strong and long-lasting
- They have a natural-looking surface
- Less tooth enamel needs to be removed than with a crown or cap
- They don’t stain easily