Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom tailored ceramic restorations that cover the front surface of a tooth. They are permanently bonded to your teeth. Your dentist can design and color veneers to look like your natural teeth.
Veneers can be a good option for teeth that have imperfections or that have deteriorated over time. Your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if your teeth:
Porcelain veneers are incredibly natural-looking and can be almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.
As veneers fit on the surface of a tooth, your dentist usually does not need to remove too much of the enamel. The result is a very natural-looking tooth. Should a veneer become broken or discolored in the future, then it is replaced with a new one.
Veneers are not a good option if a tooth or multiple teeth are showing signs of advanced decay, as it can be challenging to get a strong bond. They are generally more expensive than composite resin bonding, and the procedure is irreversible.