In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
Veneers are used very often in smile makeovers because they can quickly transform your smile. They can be used to cover discoloured teeth, small chips and teeth that are slightly crooked. Many dentist use this type of restoration to help achieve a beautiful white smile.