A Veneer is a thin piece of porcelain, used to recreate the natural look of your teeth. They are bonded onto the front surface of the teeth, creating a beautiful and attractive smile. The veneers can be used to both improve the look of your teeth, as well as protect the surface from damage. They recreate the natural look of the tooth, creating a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Veneers are used to cover a wide range of dental problems and to improve the smile. They can close spaces between teeth, mask the appearance of crooked or slightly rotated or misshaped teeth, as well as broken, worn and chipped teeth. They can also cover severely discoloured or stained teeth. Some may choose to do veneers purely to brighten up their smile.
Preparing a veneer will require two appointments. The first appointment is usually done without anesthesia. The teeth will be slightly buffed or shaped to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold (impression) of the teeth is taken and a colour will be chosen by you and the dental team. A temporary veneer will be placed before you leave the office. During the second visit, the temporary veneers are removed and the permanent veneers will be bonded onto your teeth.
Keep in mind that Veneers are mostly cosmetic in nature. They will not correct your overbites, underbites or straighten your misaligned teeth. Only orthodontic treatment, can do this type of work.