Veneers are wafer-thin teeth-shaped shields that go on top of your teeth to conceal chipped and discolored teeth, close gaps in between teeth as well as hide irregularly shaped and uneven teeth. They’re colored like natural teeth, so your smile will have a natural appearance to it after the veneers are in place. They’re also stain resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your coffee staining the front of your teeth for a while. Their durability means won’t have to worry about them chipping while you eat.
Before the veneers are placed in front of your teeth, you will need to do a consultation with the dentist to see if they’re an appropriate solution for you. If they are, the dentist may need to take an X-ray of your teeth as well as take impressions of your teeth. Before the impression is taken, the dentist will need to trim off half a millimeter of your enamel. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory and after 2-4 weeks, the dentist will then receive the veneers from the laborator. Temporary veneers may also be placed if there is a need.