Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material). The teeth are shaved down slightly, an impression of them taken to allow the laboratory to construct the veneers which are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.
Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands.
Veneers can be used to improve stained, poorly aligned or poorly shaped teeth. As with all cosmetic procedures a full and thorough assessment of your mouth
by an experienced dentist is essential before veneers are prescribed as many factors can influence their suitability and likely durability as well as choosing the most suitable material for their construction.