A cosmetic veneer is a thin shell fitted securely to the front surface of a tooth to conceal defects. Veneers are usually made from ceramic, porcelain or a composite material, and are a minimally invasive way to enhance your smile.
Why you may need treatment
You may have discolored, misshapen or damaged teeth, or want to conceal gaps between your teeth.
The benefits of treatment
- Only a small amount, if any, of the healthy tooth is removed
- Natural-looking answer to unsightly teeth
How we treat you
A very thin layer of enamel is removed, so the veneer will fit in with your teeth. Impressions are then taken so a veneer can be produced just for you by skilled lab technicians. Finally, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with a strong dental adhesive.
What else you need to know
Keep your veneer in optimum condition with regular brushing and flossing, and make sure you attend routine check-ups.
Although veneers are tough restorations, you still need to treat them with care. Try not to bite your fingernails or chew the end of pens, and avoid opening anything with your teeth.