Dental veneers are thin, custom-made tooth-colored shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve your smile’s appearance. Veneers are a cosmetic treatment, designed to correct teeth that are stained, chipped, or crooked.
Veneers are usually created in a dental laboratory by a dental technician. On your initial visit, your dentist will remove a small layer of enamel from your teeth in order to accommodate the shell. Then, your dentist will create models and impressions of your teeth that they will send to the dental technicians so they can create a set of customized veneers to fit your teeth.
Placing veneers is an irreversible process, due to the alteration of the supporting tooth. Because of this, it’s important that you take good care of your veneers once they have been bonded to your teeth; this includes practicing healthy dental habits, like brushing and flossing daily and avoiding foods such as coffee, tea, or red wine that could stain your veneers.