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 porcelain veneers mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth and possesses the translucency expected of natural teeth. The procedure involves very minimal conservative preparation of the tooth enamel, often without the need for anesthesia. After an impression is taken cosmetic dental labs prepare the "contact lens" thin porcelain facings to exacting specifications customized for you.