What Are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth to improve the appearance.
It is comparable to how a false fingernail fits over a nail. Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth generally.
Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
Made popular by smile makeover shows on the television, veneers can give you the smile you always dreamed of by correcting:
Spaces in between teeth to close gaps
Stained or discoloured teeth
Misshapen or crooked teeth
Broken or chipped teeth
Yellow teeth by whitening them
Usually the teeth suitable for veneers need little or no preparation of the tooth surface making it a highly conservative option to improve the appearance of your smile.
At Soft Touch Dental, we work alongside some superb dental technicians to provide you with the most natural and life-like veneers available to date.
Before and After Veneers: