Dental Veneers are a cosmetic treatment involving a thin capping for the patient's existing tooth. Where teeth are stained a thin layer of material usual porcelain can be applied to the surface of the tooth in order to cover the discolouration with a natural looking alternative. In the past this process involved removing a thin layer of the existing tooth however nowadays the veneers are so thin that in most cases. This news process has none of the pain, injections, drilling and discomfort usually associated with traditional veneer procedures.
There is no need for anaesthetic or painful filling or reduction of teeth. The veneers provided exclusively are virtually pain free to apply and rarely result in the teeth sensitivity often associated with the old style veneers.
The veneers are made from contact lens thin porcelain and are applied to the front of existing teeth using a very strong bonding agent. A wide variety of unsightly and unhealthy dental conditions can be corrected including chipped teeth, cracked teeth, mis-shaped teeth, misaligned teeth, discoloured teeth and rotated teeth. This innovative new dental veneer process provides both beauty and strength and at the same time preserve natural tooth structure.
An example of these modern ultra thin Dental Veneers is the NuSmile system. This site for a UK based Cosmetic Surgery company contains images, case studies and patient treatment videos : Dental Veneers from The Hospital Group.
In Australia, broader Europe and the US, the GlamSmile system is being marketed as a cheaper alternative to traditional veneers. A good site with before and after photos, a procedural walk-through and videos is the GlamSmile Australia website.