A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is cemented to your natural tooth by a dental professional. The main goal is to improve the appearance, and they may be done with very little preparation of your original teeth.
Veneers can be used to correct damaged, discolored, or crowded teeth. They are capable of achieving good aesthetic outcomes, since there is no dark line above the tooth (as sometimes seen with crowns) and they can look like natural teeth. Veneers are commonly utilized on the front teeth, and can produce a whiter, fuller smile.
A complete treatment typically takes two visits, 7 - 10 days apart, to allow for finishing touches like contouring and polishing. Treatment planning is crucial in more challenging cosmetic issues.