Veneers are routinely used to cover teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. They are used for many of the same reasons as bonding but they involve a different procedure.Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm thickness.
The tooth may need to be initially prepared (slightly thinned down) and an impression of the prepared tooth taken. A temporary veneer may be placed while the veneers are being manufactured in a dental laboratory.
In a second visit, the veneer will then be cemented into place.
Although veneers are more expensive and time-consuming than bonding, they are less expensive and conserve more tooth structure when compared to crowns.
Typically veneers are difficult to stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.