Sometimes a discolouration is present that cannot be improved with tooth whitening or perhaps the teeth have been damaged at the front. In this case it may be suitable to fit veneers to the teeth to improve their appearance.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain structures that are applied to the front surface of the tooth using dental adhesives. There may or may not be preparation of the tooth before hand and we call this Minimal Intervention Dentistry. Throughout this treatment we maintain as much of the tooth structure as possible.
It many cases it is usual to whiten teeth before veneering and match the veneers to the new whiter tooth shade.