If one of your front teeth is chipped, damaged or discoloured, a thin layer (veneer) of porcelain can be made to fit over it. In some cases, if you have one or more teeth that are slightly crooked, veneers of varying thicknesses can be fitted to help them appear straighter.
You will need two visits to the dentist – on the first your dentist will take a mould of your tooth, which is then sent to a laboratory to make the veneer. On the second visit, your dentist will cement the veneer onto the front of your tooth.
Veneers can last for several years but they can be damaged just like normal teeth due to an accident, break or chip. The edge of a veneer may be fragile, so you should try not to bite your nails or other hard materials, such as ice, or tear sticky tape with your teeth.