Dental veneers are wafer-thin, translucent ceramic shells that are placed over the tooth and applied with a special glue.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
Why would you need dental veneers?
Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that are:
- Discolored — either because of root canal treatment; or behavior
- Worn down
- Chipped or broken
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
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