A veneer is a thin layer of ceramic that is placed over the buccal side of the tooth, optimizing or correcting tooth shape, color and proportion with excellent esthetic results. It is a minimally invasive technique, requiring only a limited or no tooth preparation.
The main advantage of this type of restoration is that the tooth requires only a minimal reduction; in some cases, no reduction is required.
A veneer is indicated in case of tooth fracture (it depends however on the amount of tooth left), discoloration. Veneers can be also used to close the space between teeth, change the shape, the dimension or the proportion of the teeth.
Fundamental for the long-term success of this type of restoration is that the preparation of the tooth is mainly confined into the enamel (the outer layer of the tooth) and the use of a resin cement.
Scientific studies have shown high success rates over time for dental veneers.
In most cases 2 dental visits are needed to start and complete the treatment. It is important to know that not everybody is a good candidate for dental veneers.