A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material, such as porcelain or composite, made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are typically used for cosmetic reasons, for example to cover stained, misaligned, chipped or broken teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps between teeth.
A veneer requires two appointments. At the first appointment we prepare the tooth and take impressions. We send the impressions to the laboratory for the veneer to be made by a dental technician. At the second appointment we fit the veneer with an adhesive that holds it firmly to the tooth.
For more information on veneers, click here to visit the British Dental Health Foundation website.