A very popular cosmetic procedure, veneers are thin pieces of porcelain and composite used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
Orthodontics is the preferred method for straightening teeth. In some cases, even after orthodontic treatment, teeth may still remain unattractive with actual flaws in the tooth that may require veneers to enhance them.
Veneers have several advantages over crowns (caps). A veneer has no “dark line” that perhaps you have seen on older front crowns. They transmit light better and therefore; have a more translucent and natural appearance. Veneers do not require the entire tooth be prepared as crowns do, yet, they accomplish a realistic esthetic result.