A dental veneer is a custom made tooth coloured restoration, made wafer thin and bonded to the front surface of a tooth to improve its original appearance and transform a smile.
A veneer can be used to change the colour, shape, length and size of a tooth or multiple teeth. Reasons for use may be to mask discoloured, chipped, mildly crowded or spaced teeth.
At your initial consultation with your dentist, they will assess your suitability for veneers, taking into account your smile requirements and current state of your teeth and mouth. Alternative options may also be discussed.
A dental veneer can be made from either porcelain or composite resin and are expected to last up to 5 – 10 years.