Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
What Problems Do Veneers Take Care of?
- Teeth discoloration – This is a condition where a tooth changes from its natural color. It can be the result of many factors. Certain foods and drinks like wine, cola, coffee and tea can be major contributors in teeth staining. Also, poor dental hygiene can cause discoloration. Lack of proper brushing and flossing affects the enamel and the dentin, leading to a build-up of plaque that causes this condition. In addition, there are some medications, if used for a long period, can result in teeth staining. Other causes may be genetic discoloration or staining may be covered by the use of dental veneers.
- Chipped or broken teeth – Many things can cause teeth breaking such as, accidents, fighting, sports, teeth grinding, eating ice or other hard foods, etc.
- Irregularly and unevenly shaped teeth – Most causes of this condition start very early in a life. They include inherited conditions, injuries, failure to restore a missing or misaligned tooth, continuous biting of nails affecting jaw muscles etc.
- A gap between front teeth – One can use dental veneers to close the gap.