What are Veneers?

Are thin custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth. Made of tooth-coloured materials (either porcelain or composite resin), veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth, repair chipped, worn, permanently stained or crooked teeth.

What is the procedure?

If a tooth requires a porcelain veneer, it will take two appointments with the first one involving tooth preparation to make room for the porcelain, impressions will then be taken. The second appointment will be approximately two weeks later so that the veneer can be made at a dental laboratory, at that appointment the veneer can be fitted correctly into position, cemented and shaped to look and feel like a natural tooth.

Composite veneers are made directly in the chair by layering composite resin directly onto the prepared tooth. They are polished and shaped in one single appointment.