A thin covering of ceramic or porcelain typically bonded on the front surface of a tooth or teeth. Veneers are usually made of tooth colored material and used to improve function and aspects of appearance such as color, alignment, shape, damage, and malformation.
The fact that the veneers are all ceramic and includes no metal allows light to be transmitted through the veneer. This light transmission results in a very natural looking result and in most cases, it is impossible to detect that any dental treatment has been done. Since porcelain veneers are laboratory fabricated with a glazed surface, they have the advantage of resisting staining and keeping their shade without eventually darkening over time.