Veneer is a kind of restoration of the tooth where the part to be restored is merely the labial surface of the tooth, or the face that is visible when we speak or smile. It´s a very conservative type of restoration, and in some cases the dentist simply takes an impression of the tooth that will be reconstructed and sends it to the laboratory that will make the work. These are called no prep veneers. The veneers can be made of porcelain or composite. The ones made of the composite can be made both in laboratory or directly in the mouth, in this case called chair-side veneers.
Veneers, when made by porcelain do not allow teeth to be attacked by stains caused by food, hence they don’t change color over time. Besides, they are also more resistant to chewing and brushing.
With the advance of cement and porcelain industry and also their bonding to the tooth, we can say that this type of restoration is among the most modern and beautiful cosmetic dentistry. With aging or even depending on the shape and arrangement of teeth in the dental arcade, such type of restoration may be an excellent choice, and therefore able to perform, in a short time, transformations that leave the person more confident and with a much more beautiful smile. The Veneers, when properly diagnosed, work like a genuine smile face lift.