A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain material. It is specially made to fit over the front surface of the tooth. It works like a false fingernail placed over a nail. Aside from the usual porcelain material, dental veneers can also be made from a natural color composite material. The real purpose of dental veneers is to improve how the teeth will look. Therefore, it can either improve the tooth’s color, its position, or even the shape.

In most instances, an exact shade of porcelain will be used in order to provide the right color for the improvement of a discolored tooth or perhaps to lighten the front teeth.

Aside from enhancing or retaining the color, a veneer is also used to make a chipped tooth look natural, fixed, and intact once again. In this instance, the porcelain will be covering the entirety of the front tooth and with a thick section that’ll replace the chipped or broken part. Additionally, dental veneers are quite useful for closing small gaps in between teeth and in cases when braces are not a viable option. Whenever one tooth becomes out of position, the dental veneer can be fitted in order to bring the tooth into perfect line with the other teeth.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

The best things about dental veneers are that they easily make teeth look natural and at the same time keep them healthy. Knowing that they are made out of very thin material and will be held securely by a strong bond, there is very minimal preparation needed during the procedure. Well in fact, some modern dental veneers don’t even require preparation.