Dental veneers are thin custom made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve their appearance.They are made of tooth colored materials and can be used to improve the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained. Alternatively, they can be used to improve the shape or size of the tooth.
Types of veneers: There are two types of veneers that are commonly used. Porcelain veneers are more durable, and resist stains better. The properties of the material also helps to create a very natural tooth look. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are not made in a laboratory, but instead directly applied to the teeth. They typically have a shorter life span, and are less expensive.
Two visits to your dentist are typically required for porcelain veneers. At the first visit, three important steps are completed.
You talk to you dentist about dental veneers if: