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What is a Veneer?

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Figure 1: Right front tooth has a large discoloured filling and it is shorter than the left front tooth.

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Figure 2: Result after teeth whitening and a porcelain veneer on the right front tooth.

A veneer is a porcelain facing that is permanently bonded onto the front of the tooth.  The purpose of the veneer is to improve the aesthetics when we desire a colour change in the tooth or when we need to change the contour or shape of a tooth.  In the above example, the first picture shows the patient’s right front tooth that has poor aesthetics due to a large filling.  It is also shorter than the left front tooth.

After treatment with the veneer, we can see that the lengths of the teeth are equal and that the porcelain has completely masked the discoloured filling.  In addition, the patient had their teeth whitened, improving the overall esthetics of the smile.

If you have any questions regarding improving your smile with veneers, please do not hesitate to contact us.