There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, discolored, badly shaped, chipped, or crooked. Today, a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Veneers are a highly popular solution among dental patients because of their life-like tooth appearance. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth.
This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and may be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Composite resin veneers can generally be done in a single appointment. After a small amount of preparation, the dentist will bond and sculpt composite filling material onto the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are created in a dental laboratory from a mold that is taken after the teeth have been prepared. A second appointment is required for placement of the porcelain veneers.
When placed, you’ll be pleased to see that veneers look like your natural teeth and even resist staining. Though veneers are stain resistant, your dentist may recommend that you avoid or limit drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your veneer.