Dental Veneers are thin, individual hand crafted wafers of porcelain or plastic, which can be bonded to your teeth to change their shape, colour or alignment. Often an alternative to crowns, dental veneers look completely natural and are made of a very durable ceramic material that actually strengthens your tooth!
Teeth that are chipped, cracked, worn, spaced unevenly, crowded, or severely stained can be transformed with porcelain veneers. These are thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front surface of your anterior (front) teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill and attention to cosmetic detail.
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
- Teeth that are discolored — either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)