Veneers are thin, custom-made shells composed of tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain, that are designed to cover the front of your teeth. First, the dentist will make a unique model of your teeth. This model is then sent to a dental technician who creates your custom veneers for your teeth.
After your custom veneers are created, your dentist will prepare your tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic result. Depending on how much your tooth needs to be trimmed, you may have a temporary veneer placed on the tooth until the new one is ready for placement. Permanent veneers are adhered to the tooth with a special kind of cement and then hardened with ultraviolet light. Though they only cover the front of your teeth, you’ll be pleased to know they will look just like natural teeth!