Dental Veneers are very thin shells of Ceramic Porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Because they are so thin, some Veneers require no drilling or tooth reduction and therefore the procedure is painless and doesn’t require an injection. However minimal tooth reduction frequently improves the final appearance and often doesn’t require injections.
Because most veneers only cover the front surface of the tooth they are considered to be “kind” to the tooth, requiring less tooth reduction than a conventional crown. They are highly suitable for covering discolouration’s, visible flaws and worn down teeth.
Veneers are often the basis of a “Hollywood Smile” after basic whitening, veneers provide alignment to a smooth contour and further boost the shade to levels that could not be achieved by whitening alone.
Veneers are also suitable to correct crooked teeth. Orthodontic tooth alignment, even in adults would be the first choice in many cases where several teeth are out of position. However Veneers remain popular when a single tooth is out of alignment or orthodontic treatment and retention is not practical due to limited a timescale, unfavourable tooth roots, or the colour/ appearance requires modification.