In dentistry veneers are used to mask the imperfections of a tooth or teeth.
A veneer is an extremely thin piece of porcelain which is custom made to fit over the tooth to improve the aesthetics of a smile.
Veneers are a less intrusive option than crowns or braces of course sometimes, crowns or braces may be the only choice which will benefits certain patients in different circumstances.
However, veneers can be placed to close gaps in the teeth or correct minor misalignments. Veneers are also chosen by patients purely for aesthetic purposes such as to enhance the brightness of their smile, to straighten their teeth or for repairing matters like, discolouration, fractures or chips in the teeth.
Veneers are matched to the colour of the other teeth making them hardly noticeable. They are held in place using bonding agents which helps the veneers stick directly to the tooth’s enamel surface, making the porcelain veneer even stronger.
Although the tooth requiring the veneer does not need a lot of invasive preparation you should speak to your dentist about whether or not veneers are the best option for you and your teeth.
Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.