About Cosmetic Treatment
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses several areas. The most common are veneers and whitening.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist. Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. MouthHealthy.org
Composite filling material can also be used to achieve much the same results as lab fabricated veneers. Like veneers, this is an irreversible process. However, it is usually less expensive and can be done in a single appointment.