What types of problems do dental veneers fix?

Veneers can be used to improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. They
can whiten stained or discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, "correct" a
crooked smile without the need for braces, repair chips and imperfections, and
create a more attractive or youthful looking smile.
Dental veneers cap a tooth’s surface and can be used to fix medical problems such as tooth decay as well as to improve or enhance the look of your teeth. Made of porcelain or ceramic, dental veneers are most often used in elective dentistry, but like a crown, they can be used to cover up a decayed, discolored, or damaged tooth.

Continue Learning about Dental Veneers

What are veneers?
Jerry P. Gordon, DMDJerry P. Gordon, DMD
Porcelain Laminate Veneers or simply "veneers" are custom-made porcelain wafers that the dentist  pl...
More Answers
What should I consider before getting dental veneers?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
The following are things to consider when getting a veneer, a thin covering that is placed over ...
More Answers
How are ceramic veneers put on teeth?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
Steps to place ceramic veneers (a thin shell custom-made to fit on the tooth) include: When nece...
More Answers
How much do dental veneers cost?
Yasaman S. Roland, DDSYasaman S. Roland, DDS
They can cost between $1,000 to over $2,000. Also, the expertise involved with the fabrication of th...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.