are thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front surface of teeth to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. The strength and resilience of porcelain veneers resembles that of natural tooth enamel. Veneers are a successful treatment of choice where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised with minor bite-related problems.
Porcelain veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth. In general, veneers require a very conservative and minimal preparation as opposed to crowns, and your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer.
Veneers are individually customized and sculpted for each patient, making it nearly impossible to differentiate between a veneer and a natural tooth.