A veneer is a layer of tooth coloured material, usually porcelain, which is cemented to the facial surface of the tooth. Veneers are also used to improve the appearance of teeth, particularly if they are discoloured; eroded or surface abrasions are evident. A veneer may be placed on one or more anterior teeth to improve the colour of the teeth or perhaps to close in a large gap between teeth. This procedure is much less invasive than a full coverage restoration and it preserves the natural structure of the tooth.
If a veneer becomes chipped or discoloured it can easily be replaced. A patient should avoid biting on hard substances such as ice, bones, and hard vegetables that could fracture the veneer. The result of cosmetically bonded veneers is aesthetically pleasing and there is no discomfort during the procedure.
A patient will benefit from this procedure by having a permanently restored, functional and aesthetically pleasing tooth that blends in with the remainder of your natural teeth.