What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin wafer like ceramic material that is custom made to be bonded onto a discoloured, chipped, worn or mildly mal-aligned tooth. It gives excellent aesthetic properties because of its translucency that mimics actual enamel of a tooth.
What advantages to veneers provide?
Veneers will look just like your natural teeth, giving you a healthy and sparkling smile. Also, because they are so thin, very little preparation is required on your natural teeth.
When might I need veneers?
Veneers can help many issues you might have with your smile. They can improve the shape, position and colour of your teeth. You can choose the appropriate shade of porcelain for a veneer, whether you are improving a singular tooth or lightening an entire row.
Veneers can also improve the look of broken and chipped teeth. They can also close small gaps between teeth, thus avoiding orthodontic treatment if it is not necessary. Teeth that are out of position can sometimes be helped with veneers, which bring it back into line with the rest of the natural teeth.