Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned on top of each other? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don't require a major procedure. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when 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. Here is how they work:
- A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail, but more durable) that is bonded on top of your own tooth.
- Based on your needs, the shape and size of the veneers can be adjusted to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together.
- You can have just one veneer fitted or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.
The aim of the treatment is to increase the length of a tooth or several teeth to improve aesthetics. For excessive gum tissue and worn teeth, crown lengthening is a common treatment. It involves removing and reshaping excess gum tissue and bone to expose more of your natural teeth. It is usually combined with crown and veneer treatment when the tooth or teeth being treated are too short due to wear or breakage.