Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers, dental porcelain laminates or lumineers) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth.
These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length, resulting in an improved appearance.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Veneers are used for teeth that are:
- Discolored because of large resin fillings, root canal treatment, stains from excessive fluoride, tetracycline and other drugs.
- Chipped, broken or severely worn down
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
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