Porcelain Veneers

In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. In many cases, minimal to no tooth preparation is needed when using porcelain veneers.




  • A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a "Hollywood" type of makeover.
  • Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics.
  • Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth that appear crooked.
  • Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.
  • Dentists also recommend using thin porcelain veneers to strengthen worn teeth [citation needed]. It is also applied to yellow teeth that won't whiten.
  • Thin veneers is an effective option for aging patients with worn dentition.