Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.

Taking a porcelain dental veneers surgery can change the shape, color and dimensions of your teeth and make your smile and over all face look more beautiful. Porcelain dental veneers consist of basically a thin shell of porcelain placed on the front and side surfaces of a tooth. With the use of these shells, the cosmetic dentist heals a chipped tooth, crooked teeth, badly stained discolored teeth and other dental abnormalities.