Dental veneers are a good option for improving the appearance of teeth because they look like natural teeth, they resist staining, and they can be made in multiple colors, according to WebMD. Veneers are also well tolerated by surrounding gum tissue and typically do not cause inflammation.
Veneers are used to fix teeth that are discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, explains Everyday Health. Since veneers are custom-made, they are also used to fix teeth that are crooked or oddly shaped. The veneers are designed and shaped to even out these misaligned or flawed areas, giving the patient an even smile. Veneers are also used to fill gaps between natural teeth. Since veneers have a translucent quality, they give a more natural look than other cosmetic options, such as crowns.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored material affixed to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance, states WebMD. They are custom-made to give the patient's teeth a new color, shape, or size. Because they are bonded directly to the natural tooth, this process is irreversible. It's also important to note that veneers can be very costly because they are not typically covered by insurance policies, warns Everyday Health.