Veneers are about the most conservative treatment we can do to change the shape or shade of existing teeth. They can be made of porcelain or composite. Porcelain ensures that the restoration’s color and sheen is much more stable over time, while composite usually provides a temporary option for teenagers until all of their teeth are fully erupted before receiving a porcelain veneer.

Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain, similar to a fake fingernail, that are bonded onto a tooth that is prepared to receive it. They can provide a very strong restoration once bonded, but they can also break just like any tooth. Veneers must be replaced from time to time—on average, they usually last 10 to 15 years.


Before: Composite veneers


After porcelain crowns and veneers


Before porcelain veneers


After porcelain veneers


Before porcelain veneers


After porcelain veneers