Dental Veneers are tooth colored, wafer thin shells that are designed to cover the surface of your teeth for improved appearance. Usually made from porcelain or resin materials, the veneers resist stains and mimic your natural teeth.
4 Important Fast Facts You May Not Know About Veneers:
- Dental Veneers are considered cosmetic because they create lively, white smiles that are beautifully aligned. But, did you know, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate further costs and procedures?
- A veneer can either be fabricated off site by a lab then bonded to the tooth later, or built up in your mouth by the dental technician at time of placement. The condition of the tooth will determine the method needed. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer installation for you with your dentist.
- The removal of your natural tooth is permanent. Cosmetic dentist offer patients the most minimally invasive options first. If your natural tooth is not functionally or aesthetically adequate, a dental veneer may be the treatment for you.
- Veneers do have added benefits of longevity and enhance the appearance of your smile. Also, the need for little, to no, removal of tooth structure compared to crowns makes this choice virtually painless.