In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth …

Veneers are truly revolutionary: No other cosmetic dental treatment can mask tooth stains, conceal gaps or make crooked teeth look straight in one fell swoop.

Veneers are appropriate for just about anyone. However, if you have dental problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, they will need to be treated before you get cosmetic dental veneers.

The veneers procedure typically takes just two visits to complete. During your first dental visit, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab that makes cosmetic veneers. Depending on the brand of veneers you get, the dentist may also have to “prep” your teeth. This involves removing some tooth enamel to make room for your new cosmetic dentistry veneers. In about 1-2 weeks, your veneers will come back from the lab and your dentist will bond them to your teeth during your second visit. In rare cases, the color or shape may need adjustments and the veneers will be sent back to the lab for corrections.