Dental veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
You may be a good candidate for veneers if you are cavity free and do not have any signs of gum disease.
The teeth to which you wish to apply the veneers must be healthy, with sufficient enamel and in good condition.
Generally, patients who clench or grind their teeth are not good candidates for porcelain veneers, since clenching or grinding can chip the veneer.
What types of problems do dental veneers fix?
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
- Tooth discolourations
- Teeth that are worn down
- Cracks or chips in your teeth
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Gaps between teeth