Dental veneers: cosmetic dentistry that whitens and brightens your smile.
If your teeth have worn down enamel or have chips or cracks in them, or if your teeth are uneven from grinding, dental veneers can restore your dazzling smile.
Also called porcelain veneers, these veneers are custom-crafted ceramic shells that are bonded to cover the surface of your teeth to create beautifully colored and shaped teeth. Although porcelain veneers are usually considered cosmetic dentistry, they also can be used to protect damaged teeth.
If your dentist suggests veneers, but you grind your teeth at night, your dental professional will probably also create a protective mouth guard for you to wear at night. You may need to avoid eating especially crunchy foods.
When are dental veneers the best solution for your smile?
If your main concern is a smile that has been dulled after years of drinking coffee or tea, then your dental care team may suggest another cosmetic dentistry procedure, tooth whitening, to brighten your smile.
If your teeth have small cracks or chips, then dental bonding may be the recommendation - and, if the tooth damage is more significant, then dental crowns may be more appropriate. For a wide range of dental care issues, however, dental veneers are a superb solution.