Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth. They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth, close gaps between teeth, mask internal stains, and restore partially broken-down teeth.

How it works:

Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment.

Good for:

Teeth that are poorly formed, incorrectly positioned or damaged, as well as closing gaps between teeth and masking internal stains.

Do note:

Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.