Dental veneers are very thin, custom made shells of a tooth-colored material designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.Veneers are usually used to fix :
Large resin fillings
Teeth that are worn down
Chipped or broken teeth
Teeth with gaps
To prepare your tooth for a veneer, the dentist will reshape the tooth surface. You and your dentist will decide whether they numb the area before trimming off the enamel. Next, your dentist will make a model, or impression, of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which makes your veneer. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for the veneers to come back from the laboratory. Temporary dental veneers can be used in the meantime It is crucial to follow proper oral hygiene.