Veneers are aesthetic replacements made after minimal grinding placed on the front of the tooth for the purpose of achieving high aesthetic effect of the front teeth, i.e. a beautiful smile.

Composite and metal free ceramic are the two main materials used for making veneers.

Composite veneers are mostly made directly in the patient’s mouth, without necessarily involving the dental lab technician.

Ceramic veneers are made in the dental laboratory through a press technique or computerized CAD/CAM technology. Due to their high precision they do not cause irritation, inflammation or recession, i.e. gingival recession. Ceramic veneers do not change color as is the case with composite materials. They are long lasting, and look more natural because of the reflexion of light.

Veneers are placed in order to

  • change the shape of the tooth
  • change the color
  • change the position, fill unevenly spaced teeth (diastema)
  • lengthen short teeth

on condition that the teeth are not severely damaged by caries i.e. do not have big fillers.

They are the modern solution and restorative aesthetic choice in many clinical cases where not so long ago entire crowns had to be implanted.