Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks.
Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past.
This procedure requires little or no anesthesia, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail to enhance characteristics already present in each patient’s teeth. Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations providing a more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size, or shape. Veneers have shown remarkable longevity.