Dental veneers ‘are like false nails for your teeth’
Speaking to Turn to 10, Dr Paul Matrullo said the covering is attached to the teeth so that it covers them, in much the same way that an acrylic fingernail goes on to the fingertip.
He said they are a good idea for patients who want a conservative look, but warned that they should be looked after if they are to last.
"Some of the veneers are only five-tenths of a millimetre thick. If you take a blow, or if you fall, or if you're a fingernail biter, there is the possibility of chipping them," Dr Matrullo pointed out.