What are they?
Veneers can be applied onto the front of a tooth if it has been damaged or it is badly discoloured to make it look better. They consist of a thin layer of tooth-coloured material, usually porcelain.
How are they applied?
After checking any fillings you may have, your dentist will remove a small amount of tooth material. Usually, he will make a mould to determine the shape of the veneer. During your next visit, the veneer will be bonded in place. Sometimes, veneers can be built directly on the tooth without the use of a mould.
What are the benefits?
- They hide imperfections and greatly improve your appearance
- You lose very little natural tooth material
- They protect your teeth from further damage
- They are usually a better option than crowns if the tooth is still strong