Veneers provide a quick and effective way of hiding cracked, stained or misshaped teeth. They most often consist of a thin layer of porcelain specially made to match your existing teeth. This is then fixed or bonded to the front surface of the tooth.
Once you and your dentist have agreed a treatment plan for your veneer, your tooth will need to be prepared. This usually requires your dentist to shave a thin amount of enamel from the front surface of the tooth (0.5 – 1mm). As this is the same thickness as the veneer, your tooth returns to its original size once the veneer is attached.
A veneer can last for many years if the care and advice provided by your dentist is followed.