Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten your front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look whole again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth, with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
How long will veneers last?
Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just like your own teeth can. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary. Veneers should be looked after in the same way as your natural teeth, keeping them clean by brushing and flossing.