Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin pieces of porcelain, used to replicate the natural look of the teeth. Porcelain is the material of choice to create the desirable color, value, translucency, strength and resilience to replace your natural tooth structure.
Your dentist will start with an initial dental impression. A mock-up set of veneers will be made that will allow you to see what your future veneers is going to look like. Your dentist then prepares the surface of your teeth by removing a thin layer of your enamel to create room for the ceramic veneers. A dental impression then will be made and sent to a dental lab. Experienced lab technicians will use the impression to fabricate porcelain veneers that replace your tooth enamel.