In just two or three dental visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use. It doesn’t matter if your front teeth are too small, darkly discolored, worn down, chipped, or broken. Veneers can make them all look the same—white, smooth, healthy, and evenly shaped. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells, typically made from porcelain, that are designed to cover the entire front surface of a tooth to alter its appearance. Veneers provide a simple, minimally invasive way to alter your smile for the long term. Luckily, tooth preparation is also minimal. Even though traditional veneers are thin, they would be a bit too bulky if they were immediately applied to your teeth. Your dentist will need to prep your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth. An impression of the tooth must be made and a veneer molded by a lab technician. The veneers are then bonded over your natural teeth with special cement making them a permanent and non-reversible procedure. A special light is used to complete the process.