What is a Dental Veneer?

If your doctor tells you that dental veneers will improve the look of your smile, go ahead and book the appointment. Chances are, you approached your dentist because you have crooked, stained, chipped, or broken teeth. Veneers are a great solution.

A veneer, put simply, is a piece of outerwear for the tooth. It is made of porcelain and fabricated specifically for thedental veneers tooth it is being applied to. Each veneer precisely fits each tooth, matching the color of surrounding teeth, while covering flaws such as chips, stains, or misshapen or crooked teeth. Veneers are made to look as natural as possible.

Typically, veneers are used in cases where teeth are worn down, discolored, chipped, broken, uneven, and/or have gaps in between them. Once your dentist and you decide on veneers, impressions are taken of the teeth to be treated. Those are sent to the lab for fabrication of the veneers. Once ready, you return to the office and have a sliver of the front of the teeth to be covered removed to make room for the veneers. Then the veneers are cemented onto the front of each tooth.

If you have crooked, stained, chipped, or broken teeth veneers may be the solution you seek. Ask your dentist about your options for regaining your beautiful smile.