Dental veneers are thin shells
made of either porcelain or resin composite which are permanently bonded to your front teeth, so as to hide any chips, cracks, or discoloration. The teeth which are most commonly affected are the eight teeth on the upper jaw, in the front of your mouth. The main benefit provided by having veneers installed is that they immediately improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile, thereby increasing your self confidence.
Sometimes veneers are installed to cover up pointed teeth or teeth which are smaller than usual and look out of place. With proper care and regular oral hygiene, veneers can last more than a decade, which makes them a semi-permanent feature of your mouth. The process of installing them begins with your dentist taking a mold of your mouth, and sending that mold off to a laboratory, so the veneers can be made. When the veneers are returned to your dentist, you can setup an appointment to have them fitted. At this point, your dentist will make sure that the form and the color match the other teeth you have, so the veneers can blend in and look perfectly natural.