Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental Veneers

Cosmetic Veneers are a procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement.

Veneers can be used to repair:

  • Discolored teeth -- either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Misaligned and uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth (to close the space between these teeth)
 

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