∗ A veneer is a porcelain facing on the front of your teeth usually your top teeth, it is just like a false finger nail.
∗ Veneers are made out of porcelain and are used mainly for aesthetic reasons.
∗ Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy, and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond (rather like super-glue) very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
∗ Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
∗ A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally.
∗ Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable.
∗ If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
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