Veneers are thin porcelain facings that are bonded to the surface of teeth. They can be used to build up teeth that are broken, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers can also be used to mask stained teeth and to close unsightly gaps. Porcelain veneers are not only effective because they make use of modern bonding techniques but also because they require a minimum of tooth reduction, thus better retaining the integrity of the healthy tooth. Porcelain laminate veneers are very effective in creating a beautiful smile as they transmit light and have a translucent appearance giving a natural look. Laminates are not the only alternative in achieving your esthetic goals but when they are the treatment of choise they can provide you with a dazzling smile for many years.