Severely stained or chipped teeth may require veneers, ultra-thin sculpted pieces of tooth-colored porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth.
At first, the dentist will check and examine your teeth. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove the enamel from the tooth surface, which amounts roughly to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Next, your dentist will make an impression (mould) of your tooth. The veneer color can be adjusted by changing the shade of cement. Next, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched—once the veneer is properly positioned on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary. The veneer could be removed by dentist if needed.