Veneers, usually fabricated from porcelain, are a thin, semi-translucent “shell,” custom made to fit precisely over an existing tooth. They are permanently bonded, held in place by a special resin that adheres the back of the veneer to the front of the tooth. The finished result is extremely strong and durable. Though veneers are not suitable for every patient, they are a cosmetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions affecting the front teeth, including: closing diasteman (spaces between the teeth), restoring broken of chipped teeth, covering unsightly, stained or washed out fillings, whitening permanently stained or discolored teeth, correcting uneven or crooked teeth. Benefits: When your smile is disfigured by decay, abrasion, chipping, berakage or inperfect development, our goal is to restore its natural beauty, so you can smile with confidence. At one time, resin fillings of crowns were the only available treatment for the above types of conditions. Veneers can last for years, depending on how well you take care of them. Because veneers are stronger than simple bonding, they are also mere resistant to stains and chippint. However, it is important to maintain regular oral hygiene, to avoid bad habits such as biting nails or chewing ice and to visit us regularly for routine cleaning and exams. These precautions will help ensure that your veneers will last a long time and keep looking as good as new.