Veneers of precisely determined shades of porcelain are used to improve the appearance of a single discoloured or stained tooth, or to brighten the front teeth, particularly the upper ones.
They are also used to make a chipped tooth look intact. The thin porcelain layer covers the entirety of the front of the tooth, with a thicker section replacing the damaged part.
In addition, veneers can be used to close small gaps when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. A veneer can also be used to bring a tooth that is slightly out of position into alignment with the others.