Dental veneers are a thin tooth-like cover which are made of materials such as ceramic that are applied to the surface of damaged unattractive teeth. Veneers are considered cosmetic dentistry because they are used to produce perfectly aligned and white teeth. Dental Veneers have vastly improved since they were first invented.
Veneers are used to correct several oral estetical deficiencies such as:
Spaces between teeth are very common and can become a lot worse as a person gets older. Veneers are a great solution for this problem.
Enamel is the white protective layer around our teeth, as a person grows older the center may decay however, Enamel is usually worn away by a persons eating and drinking habits, soft drinks, coffee, tea and smoking are all known to be factors in the accelerated decaying of Enamel.
As people become older their teeth naturaly become discoloured and wear down, and because of this teeth can also become chipped and cracked, when used effectively dental veneers can correct the effects of worn out damaged teeth.
There are two main materials which are used to produce veneers these are composite materials and porcelain, both of these veneers can either be fabricated by a dental technician in a laboratory however, composite materials maybe applied directly to the tooth and then gradually built up and shaped as needed. Porcelain veneers, especially German veneers, advantages lie in that they last significantly longer then composite veneers and because of this they are more expensive.