Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain (ceramic) shells carefully crafted to bond to and cover the front of teeth. Similar to a false fingernail, the veneer can cover dark or yellow teeth, fill gaps, lengthen short or stubby teeth or straighten a crooked smile.
A veneer creates a life-like tooth appearance and its translucency as it mimics the light absorption of your natural teeth enamel. Veneers are a more conservative treatment than a crown and are often used if the underlying tooth is strong and healthy.
Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that:
- Are discoloured — from root canal treatment, tetracycline or other medication, excessive fluoride, large resin fillings, or other causes
- Are worn, chipped or broken
- Are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges)
- Have gaps between them
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