Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of the teeth.
This procedure requires little or no anaesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.
Veneers are placed to mask discolourations or severely stained teeth, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile for patients with gaps between their front teeth or with teeth that have chipped off.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations.
They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's colour, size or shape.
Veneers can mask undesirable defects such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure.
They are ideal for masking discoloured fillings in front teeth.
Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.