A veneer is a very thin layer of shaded dental glass, custom-shaped to the outside of your tooth. Veneers are a long lasting cosmetic solution to give you the perfect smile. They can improve the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth, and cover up any chips or cracks bothering you.
Veneer tooth shaping usually involves minor enamel removal. Another common veneer option for selected patient cases is the Lumineers technique, which involves very limited, or many times no enamel removal.
With the typical veneer technique, the sides and biting edge of your tooth may need to be altered. The back side of the tooth facing the roof of the mouth, known as the palate side, remains unaltered for the most part.