Aesthetic dentistry

Veneers

A veneer is a thin piece of material that fits over the front of your teeth to improve their colour, shape, or position.

They are often used to help teeth look natural and healthy, or to help one tooth fit in with the others, particularly to close small gaps after having braces, or if one tooth is chipped or discoloured.

Veneers are commonly made from porcelain but sometimes a tooth-coloured material called composite, often used in white fillings, may be used.

Your dentist will have to prepare your teeth for veneers by removing some of the enamel layer – the shiny, hard outer surface – so they can be cemented permanently in place. This means having veneers usually takes two visits.