A dental veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, to improve the appearance of a tooth/teeth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Veneers can improve the appearance of discolored teeth, a gappy or slightly crooked smile or misshapen teeth.
Generally veneers are made from ceramic, porcelain or a composite resin material, which is bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size or shape.