Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers are custom made to fit over teeth, providing a natural, attractive look. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, discolored or misshapen, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth. With veneers—as opposed to crowns—your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer, which can help create a durable and pleasing smile.
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.