What is a veneer?

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or ceramic made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false finger nail fits over a nail.

When would I need a veneer?

Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually upper ones) generally. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. 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.