Veneers are usually applied to the front of the teeth to essentially replace or mimic tooth enamel. The patient is able to cover worn, chipped or cracked natural enamel, with a very thin ceramic veneer cover.
Tooth enamel can become worn for a number of reasons including natural function, acid erosion, tooth grinding or a traumatic tooth brushing technique. Veneers are designed to correct the unsightly look of teeth caused by this damage, giving a natural healthy look to worn or damaged teeth.
Re-facing the front surface of the tooth with a porcelain laminate can quickly change both the colour and shape of previously unsightly or poorly shaped teeth.