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.
Benefits of Veneers
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.
Veneers are an effective way of attaining an attractive smile without the need for more costly braces. If teeth are severely discoloured, cracked or chipped, veneers are often a more effective way of a achieving a perfect smile. The results are more effective than tooth whitening which cannot rectify chips or cracks in a tooth. Veneers are able to hide misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth allowing dentists to reorganise a patients smile in a very precise way.