Veneers are routinely used to cover teeth which are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers are used for many of the same reasons as bonding but they involve a different procedure.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm thickness. First, the dentist will prepare your tooth and then take an impression of the prepared tooth, place a temporary veneer, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to have the veneers manufactured. In less than two weeks, the veneers are ready to be bonded on the teeth.
Typically veneers are difficult to stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers do not change color in time.
For ideal tooth alignment and very conservative tooth preparation (sometimes no preparation at all!), an Invisalign treatment before the veneers placement is recommended.