What is a Veneer? What Are the Benefits?

A dental veener is a very thin shell of tooth-colored material designed to bond to your teeth fixing any problems. They are typically made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Veneers are designed to improve the aesthetics of the tooth or protect the surface from any damage. They may be used to restore a single tooth that has been damaged or many teeth for a full “smile makeover.”

Typically getting dental veneers will take a few trips to the dentist. During the initial consultation your teeth will be examined to make sure veneers will be appropriate for your teeth and examine your teeth. Impressions of your mouth will be taken and then eventually once the proper fit has been found the dental veneers will be permanently bonded to your tooth, polished, and your bite checked to make sure you are completely comfortable before leaving.

What problems can veneers help with?

  • Teeth that are discolored from root canal, stains from drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes.
  • Teeth that are chipped, broken, small, irregularly shaped, or uneven.
  • Teeth that have gaps or spaces between them.