Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of the teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length as desired by the aesthetic requirement. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers. They also better mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth along with the tooth colour.
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
• Teeth that are discoloured as a result of root canal treatment, intrinsic stains and pigmentation from tobacco, drugs, excessive use of fluorides, large and in appropriate resin fillings and other causes
• Teeth that are worn down
• Teeth that are chipped or broken
• Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.
• Teeth with gaps between them.