If your teeth are very discolored or you just don't like the way they look, there are a lot of options. One is that you can get veneers. 


Veneers are thin layers of material that are adhered the front of your teeth. That material completely covers your teeth and gives them a different look. The veneers can be lightened so that they are several shades whiter than your own teeth. The veneers can also be shaped so that they make your teeth more even as well if your teeth are crooked or uneven. There are different materials that your dental veneers can be made of. 


Composite veneers are made out of a dental resin. They are more often used to fix the smaller cosmetic issues, like discoloration or gaps in your teeth. Composites are also generally less expensive than other kinds of veneers. One benefit of choosing to use composite veneers is that they are a quicker procedure than choosing other things. They are generally a one day process, not including a prior examination or consultation. Your dentist will use a process that will slightly rough up your teeth so that the composite will stick to your teeth better. Then the dentist can put the veneer on and shape it so that it fits appropriately in your mouth and doesn't look like a big, fake, white piece of plastic in your mouth. 


These veneers are made out of a heavy-duty dental porcelain. This porcelain isn't like the material that makes up knick-knacks; it is a much stronger form of ceramic. The ceramics are designed specifically for use in dental purposes, so you should have no problem wearing them. Porcelain veneers are usually used for people who need to have significant work done. They tend to be more expensive and will usually take longer to create. You will have to see your dentist for an examination and/or consultation. The dentist will have to take a mold of your mouth so that the veneers can be made and shaped on the mold. Once they have the mold and have chosen the correct shade for your veneers, your dentist will send everything out to a dental lab. The lab will make the veneers and then send them back to your dentist. The dentist will bond them onto your teeth and then do any little detail work that will make the veneers fit and look better. 

Veneers can change the way your smile looks.