Veneers are thin shells that cover the front side of teeth. They are used to restore stained teeth,discoloured, deformed or slightly damaged teeth from wearing out. Veneers are mainly placed over front teeth, therefore correcting their contour, colour and size to improve the smile’s appearance
To improve the appearance of dark teeth that a previous tooth whitening didn’t make them look whiter.
To restore teeth worn out moderately; severely worn teeth should be repaired with crowns instead.
To restore fractured teeth.
To arrange the appearance of slightly misaligned teeth, although it’s recommended to consider orthodontics first.
To close diastemas (spaces between teeth), although orthodontics can also be effective.
Maintenance of veneers
It's important to remember that even though a veneer cannot be decayed, the tooth below may be exposed to cavities and gum disease. Good oral hygiene must be maintained by brushing teeth and flossing between veneers and all other teeth as well.
Even though porcelain veneers are resistant to food stains, your dentist may recommend reducing the use of certain staining foods, such as coffee, tea or red wine.