Veneers are thin porcelain or composite tooth colored restorations that cover only the front side of your teeth. They are generally diagnosed for treatment on patients with misshapen, crooked, gapped, broken, and discolored teeth. In some cases, veneers can be fabricated without the need to prepare a patients teeth with a drill. However, this is not always the case and most of the time a small amount of tooth structure will need to be removed to allow for the veneers to fit and function properly.
Porcelain veneers take two appointments to complete and composite veneers generally take only one. Treatment and timeline depends solely on the desired outcome and longevity of the restoration; a composite veneer takes less time, but has a much shorter life expectancy.