A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color or shape. Usually covers the front and the top of a tooth. Veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, and to lengthen small or misshaped teeth. When teeth are chipped or begin to wear, veneers can protect and restore their original looks.
Porcelain veneers are beautiful and natural looking. The porcelain maintains a translucency that makes it hard to tell from a natural teeth.
Veneers are fabricated in a laboratory after impressions of the teeth are taken. When the veneers come back from the lab, they are bonded to your teeth to give your smile a natural look. Once in place veneers become part of your teeth.