A veneer is a thin layer of a tooth-coloured material that is stuck over the front surface of your tooth to change its appearance. Veneers are glued in place with a strong bonding material and once in place they can last for many years depending on wear and tear.
Veneers are used to repair and / or improve the appearance of:
- A very stained tooth, whether this has been caused by decay or an accident.
- A badly chipped tooth
- A tooth that is slightly out of position
- Small gaps between your teeth where orthodontics (braces) is not indicated
Veneers can help improve the appearance of your teeth.They do this by improving their colour and shape and sometimes their apparent visual position. Veneers can last for many years providing that you brush and floss your teeth regularly.