Porcelain veneers can be used to overhaul the appearance of teeth that are chipped, worn, discolored, or even crooked.Dentists may also recommend veneers to quickly fix minor twists, overlaps, and small gaps.
They can make a good choice for cases where the extent of change that’s needed, and the circumstances under which the veneers will function, are fairly routine and normal. Beyond that, other types of restorations (usually dental crowns) make the wiser choice.
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.
With veneers—as opposed to crowns—your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer.