Porcelain veneers are used to cover the front surfaces of teeth that have stains, discolourations, chips or cracks, or teeth that have gaps. Unlike crowns, which cover the whole tooth, veneers need less tooth preparation (less enamel is removed). An impression of this removed tooth structure is taken and sent to the lab for fabrication. Once manufactured, the veneer is cemented in place. Veneers can last for 10-20 years, however they need to be kept very clean as they fail if correct oral hygiene is not followed.
Minimal tooth structure is removed.
Before and After.