The principle of veneers is similar to that of placing a false fingernail. They are custom made restorations that are micromechanically bonded to a tooth surface. The tooth surface is usually lightly prepared to allow our specifically selected laboratory to construct a veneer to the individual needs of that tooth and the patient. The Veneer may be prescribed to incorporate specific colourations, dimensions and opacities to provide a well aligned, proportioned, natural, aesthetic smile free from the stains, crookedness and gaps that a smile may have once had.
Veneers can be constructed largely of two different materials either porcelain or composite resin. The latter material, like the porcelain may be used in a laboratory fabrication process but also may be fabricated and bonded in one process by the dentist in surgery. The appropriateness and suitability of either material will be discussed with you by your treating clinician at your consultation appointment.