Porcelain veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, are very thin shells of dental porcelain that are bonded to the outer portion of teeth visibly associated with your smile. Porcelain veneers will make a dramatic cosmetic improvement on teeth that are stained, crooked, chipped or worn out. It is one of the most popular procedures done in modern cosmetic dentistry that will turn your smile into movie star caliber instantly.
Any tooth that is to receive a porcelain veneer is slightly drilled on in order to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Only about 1/2 mm is removed from the outer layer of the tooth, making this one of the most conservative dental procedures available. After this an impression is taken from your teeth and the mold is sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers.