Dental veneers, often called laminates, are wafter-thin custom-made shells of tooth coloured dental materials designed to cover the front surface of the tooth. Made form ceramic or resin composite materials, veneers are often used to improve the appearance of a tooth or to prevent the tooth’s surface from damage.
These shells are then bonded to the front of the tooth and can be colour matched to the other teeth, as well as adjusting the shape and size. Ceramic veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
For a smile makeover that lasts, it’s important to visit your cosmetic dentist and consider the options from master ceramists in ceramic crowns, veneer procedures and thin shells for root canal treatments. With the right care, you can have a beautiful, natural-looking smile that will last.