Dental veneers, also known as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers, are thin shells of tooth-colored material used to cover the surface of your teeth and alter their appearance. This cosmetic dental treatment can be used to improve the color, size or shape of individual teeth or whole sections.
Veneers are made of either resin composite materials or porcelain. Resin veneers are thin, requiring less tooth removal to place. Porcelain veneers are thicker but resist stains and reflect light more like natural teeth. Your dentist can help you decide which of these cosmetic dental procedures are right for you.
Cosmetic dental work involving veneers is usually used to treat teeth that are discolored,