It may also be prescribed to "fill the gap" between two otherwise healthy teeth.
After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, your dentist will discuss treatment options with you and answer your questions. If the agreed upon treatment is a dental veneer, your Dentist will:
Apply a local anesthetic to the affected area of your mouth
Remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth to make place for the veneer
Use 3-D imaging to design and create your veneer
Clean and polish the tooth's front surface
Bond the veneer in place to permanently affix it
Expose the veneer to special hand-held light to harden the repaired surface of your tooth