Veneers are used to improve the shape and appearance of your teeth, especially your most visible front teeth. Common problems that veneers can fix include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- Misshaped or crooked teeth
How do Veneers Work?
A veneer is a thin, semi-opaque covering attached to the front of the tooth, hiding stains and discolouration. Veneers are custom-created to fix a variety of minor dental problems. Veneers can be shaped to correct crooked or chipped teeth. They can also be created to lengthen or widen teeth to reduce gaps and spaces.
Veneers are a permanent procedure that requires some of the tooth material at the front of the tooth to be removed. Once the veneer is attached to the front of the tooth, the natural tooth cannot be left exposed; a veneer or other covering must always be in place.
How Are Veneers Constructed?
Veneers are custom-made from porcelain. Porcelain is often used in dentistry because it closely resembles natural teeth and is durable. However, proper oral hygiene is still important to maintain the health of the natural tooth behind the veneer. Veneers also need to be cared for during your at-home dental hygiene routine and in our offices at regular dental examinations. If a veneer cracks or breaks, call our office to make an appointment for it to be replaced.