A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is made to match your natural tooth colour. About the thickness of an eggshell (thus minimally invasive), veneers can change the size, shape and colour of your teeth to give you a whole new look.
Veneers fix problems most visible when you smile or speak, such as cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration and more.
Veneers are made with Cerec CadCam technology. By removing a minimal amount of tooth structure, space for the new Veneer is created. They are also coloured (stained and glazed) to match your existing teeth or create a new look altogether. Porcelain veneers are applied to the front surface of each damaged tooth, and attached with special cement. They require no additional care beyond regular brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dental hygienist.
Who is a candidate for veneers?
Patients with good oral health yet also a damaged smile is a good candidate for veneers. Candidates must not be missing any teeth. (If you are missing teeth, click here to read about dental implants.)