Dental veneers can be considered as a real shield to the external surface of the tooth and are specifically designed to improve its shape or color. Basically, using a dental veneer, the dental defects of the front teeth can be "masked" to perfection.
Dental veneers are made out of a thin layer of restorative material that's permanently attached over the surface of the tooth. It has two purposed. It can be used to protect a damaged surface of a tooth or it can be used to the improve the look of a tooth. You can get more information ‘dental veneers’(also known as ’facettes dentaires’ in French language) online through the web.
The material used in dental veneers can vary but generally two types are used. There is a composite and a dental porcelain. A composite is made from synthetic resins that are insoluble, manipulate easily, don't dehydrate and are generally more affordable. A dental porcelain is often more expensive and are very solid and difficult to break. Some are even metal based.
The procedure may also involve taking X-rays of the teeth, along with dental impressions of both your lower and upper jaw.
Before the veneer is bonded to the tooth surface, your dentist, will ensure a proper fit by trimming and shaping the veneer, until it matches the tooth as close as possible. The tooth will be polished and etched to ensure a good bonding surface. The shade of the veneer can also be adjusted with right colour of the dental cement.