Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto your teeth to give you a beautiful, custom designed, enhanced smile. A porcelain veneer is basically a very conservative porcelain crown. It covers all of the visible part of a tooth as well as the biting surface. Porcelain veneers can straighten, lengthen, whiten teeth and close gaps between teeth to provide the desired smile and bite. The teeth must be reshaped to some degree so that the porcelain veneers are not bulky and over-contoured. In other words, some outer enamel may need to be removed to allow space for the porcelain. This is how teeth are straightened. We use a light to permanently bond the porcelain veneer to the underlying tooth. Porcelain veneers are very strong, never discolour and are stain resistant.