A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color and shape. A veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth. Veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained or dark, or dis-colored teeth. When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original appearance.
It takes two (or more) appointments to restore teeth with veneers. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of the teeth. The final result is beautiful and natural-looking teeth.