What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are a thin layer of custom-fitted porcelain that is bonded permanently to your tooth. They are long-lasting, stain-resistant, and a versatile way to improve and give a natural, beautiful smile.
When would I need porcelain veneers?
Veneers can be used to:
Correct mild crowding: Veneers can be made to mask some slight crowding or crookedness, to give the appearance of a straighter smile
Correct small gaps between teeth: Veneers can be made slightly wider or larger to close a gap between your teeth. Your smile is assessed as as whole so that your veneers are suited to your face
Protect a root canal treated tooth: A tooth that has undergone root canal treatment can oftentimes be more prone to fracturing; sometimes a veneer is suitable for such a tooth, as it can cap and protect the tooth.
Brighten and whiten your smile: Sometimes teeth whitening is not suitable for certain types of staining. Veneers can be made whiter to cover up discoloured teeth