Veneers are thin custom-made shells, crafted from tooth-coloured materials and designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth to improve their overall appearance.
Usually placed on the upper front teeth, they are made of either thin plastic resin or ceramic and can be placed to:
- correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- mask internal stains
- restore partially broken-down teeth
As veneers require little, if any, preparation, they are a great solution to concealing problem teeth.
Veneers are tough restorations, but they can be damaged if not treated with care. Cut up hard foods before eating and do not open anything such as crisp packets or bottles with your teeth. In addition, avoid biting your nails or chewing pencils and make sure you practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.
Before treatment of a discoloured front tooth and afterwards restored with a porcelain veneer.