A Veneer is a thin slice of porcelain that is made to precisely fit over your tooth, much like a false fingernail fits over a nail.
Veneers are always made of porcelain, but there are still several different types and techniques available. Usually a very small amount of enamel is shaved off the tooth and then the new porcelain veneer is bonded on. Newer techniques don't involve any removal of natural tooth material, but instead very thin specially made porcelain is added over the top of the tooth to change it's shape or size.
As each person is an individual, so is each tooth in your mouth. Each Veneer is hand-crafted by a skilled dental ceramicist to match the ideal shape and colour for your natural teeth.
When do you need Veneers? Veneers are ideal for covering discoloured or unsightly teeth or closing gaps between your front teeth. They can also be used to repair chips and cracks.