A dental veneer, also called a laminate, is a thin shell of porcelain that is directly bonded to the front of a tooth’s surface to correct a wide range of flaws like:
- Broken teeth
- Pits and gaps
- Uneven teeth edges
- Teeth that appear small
- Worn teeth
- Crooked teeth
Veneers are not suitable for teeth with excessive decay. In such cases, porcelain crowns are a better solution.
Veneers look completely natural and can dramatically improve a patient’s appearance without surgery. Unlike crowns, veneers, a patient’s natural teeth remain largely intact. Only a minimal amount of enamel is removed in order to fit the veneer. This treatment is also painless and the recovery time is minimal. An extra benefit: Unlike natural teeth porcelain veneers are stain resistant. This helps keep them white and bright, even for patients who drink coffee, tea or red wine.