Veneers are very similar to crowns, and are made out of the same material. However, the difference is that veneers are a thin layer of porcelain layered onto the front of misshapen, discoloured or damaged teeth.
The advantages of veneers are:
- the appearance of the teeth and smile is dramatically improved
- veneers can be coloured and shaped to feel exactly like a natural tooth
- this is a less invasive treatment than crowns, because more of the original tooth is left intact
- veneers can help to protect the tooth underneath from sensitivity from hot and cold