What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that cover the fronts of unsightly teeth. They are crafted from tooth-colored, high-tech materials to portray a natural, bright smile. 

Should You Consider Veneers?
Veneers provide an alternative to traditional crowns. They cover unattractive gaps, and can mask stained, misshapen, or crooked teeth. If these conditions apply to your mouth, veneers may be your best option. 

How Long Will Veneers Last?
Veneers are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change color over time. You should consult with your dentist to find out exactly how long veneers will last in your mouth. 

How Are Veneers Applied?
The tooth is reshaped initially to allow for the added thickness of the veneer. A molded image is taken from the tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-fitted to your mouth. The veneer is applied with adhesive material bonding it to the original tooth structure. 

Advantages of Veneers
Tooth-like Appearance
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between the veneer and the natural tooth.

Custom made veneers resist stains from coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech, extremely polish-able materials.

Keep In Mind
When considering veneers, there are some important points to consider before undergoing the treatment. 

Non-reversible Procedure
Because a small amount of tooth is reduced to fit the veneers, the process is NOT reversible.

Anesthetic Advised
Generally, the use of a local anesthetic is advised to maintain absolute comfort throughout the treatment process.

Strength of Veneers
Veneers provide more strength when crushing an object than twisting or tearing. Therefore, just as with natural teeth, patients with veneers are advised to avoid opening nut shells, chewing on bones, or any other matter that may cause the veneers to chip or crack.