Initially the tooth is minimally reshaped to allow for the added thickness and proper contour of the veneer. An impression is made of the reshaped tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-made to fit your mouth. The veneer is applied with adhesive material which bonds it to the original tooth structure and essentially becomes one with the tooth. Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. They resist stains and wear because they are made of high-tech, extremely strong and polishable materials.
Veneers generally cannot be damaged by abrasion from your toothbrush or floss. Good oral hygiene will ensure your veneers stay strong and provide you with a long-lasting, attractive smile.