What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are used to make teeth look natural and straight by improving their colour, shape and position. They are particularly effective when teeth are discoloured, broken, chipped or crooked. Each veneer is individually made for you to fit perfectly over the surface of your existing teeth. They perfectly match the colour, appearance and translucence of your natural teeth, restoring, and often enhancing your appearance. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment.
The most popular type of veneers are porcelain which offer a stronger and more durable alternative to its composite counterpart. Porcelain veneers also offer a natural translucent tooth-like appearance and are more resistant to staining than dental composite veneers.
Traditionally veneers are placed over two visits to the cosmetic dentist.
The first visit is for preparation of the tooth and to take an impression and the second, to fit the veneer after it has been fabricated by a dental technician.