Dental veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin covers that are custom made to fit over the teeth, providing a natural and attractive appearance. They can be used to fix fractured, stained, misaligned, worn, uneven or abnormally separated teeth. The two most common materials used in dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain. Both types of veneers can be manufactured by a dental technician in a laboratory and are attached to the patient’s teeth in a dentist’s office. Dental veneers stick to teeth with resinous cement. Porcelain is a fragile material; However, when it sticks firmly to the tooth it can become very strong and durable. Your dentist can also complete a veneer in a single consultation using CAD / CAM technology, where he develops it while you are in the dental chair.
Your dentist will remove a small amount of the tooth surface to allow the placement of the veneer. An impression of the tooth is taken and sent to the dental laboratory. The dental veneer is then manufactured to fit the teeth and mouth. Veneers stick to teeth with resinous cement.