What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall shape and colour 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.
  • Restore partially broken-down teeth.

Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is stuck to the tooth with tooth colour cement. Few visits are usually required to complete treatment.

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