Veneers to close a gap
Veneers can be used to correct a number concerns you may have about your teeth. Veneers are ultra-fine facings of porcelain; hand crafted by our dental technician and are used to cover the front surfaces of teeth and disguise underlying cosmetic concerns.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones).
Generally a veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The thin layer of porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable.
If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others. Sometimes a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.
You may have seen a lot of celebrity smile makeovers in recent years and veneers often play a large part. Most celebrities don’t talk about their new teeth, but it is pretty easy to spot those smiles that are so perfect and white that they can only be artificial.
At Durban Dental Centre we make veneers to help improve the colour, shape and position of teeth, including closing gaps, and every step will be taken to make sure they look and feel like your own teeth.