Dental veneers are custom-made thin shells of porcelain or plastic, designed to cosmetically cover the front surface of teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces, chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked; or on teeth that already have large fillings placed. Veneers can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Moreover, veneers can be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth.
In just two or three dental visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use.
An impression of the tooth must be made and a veneer molded by a lab technician. Because veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed, they are permanent and non-reversible.