A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that’s inserted over a tooth for a number of possible reasons. Getting porcelain veneers has become a hugely popular dental procedure for those that have a cracked or chipped tooth, gaps between teeth, slight misalignment, or the tooth has worn down. This can also be a good option for those that simply want a more radiant smile. Porcelain veneers blend in flawlessly with other teeth to create a seamless transition between teeth with veneers and those without.
There is little to no loss of the natural tooth, meaning this procedure is much less invasive than getting crowns. You can get one or two, or you can completely transform your smile with several or even a full mouth of veneers.
There are two types of porcelain veneers: no-prep and traditional. With traditional veneers, a thin layer of enamel will need to be removed to make room for the veneer. No-prep, as the name suggests, requires little or no enamel removal. These are a great choice for some, but not for all. No-prep veneers can look bulky on some. Your dentist will be able to discuss which option will suit your mouth best.