Veneers are used to straighten and/or lighten any or all of the front teeth. Veneers can be used to whiten severely dark teeth, straighten mild to moderate misalignments, and give a more ideal smile. Veneers can be done chairside with composite resin or made in a dental laboratory with porcelain-like materials.
Chairside veneers are accomplished in one appointment and are less expensive. A small amount of tooth structure is polished away and the veneers are hand molded, bonded, and polished by the doctor using composite resin. They can last many years with minimal maintenance (polishing, repairs, etc).