An excellent alternative to crowns, porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that are bonded onto the enamel of crooked, damaged, or discolored teeth, forming a durable artificial surface that looks surprisingly authentic. This is due to the fact that the veneer’s glass-like surface reflects light in much the same way as natural teeth do. So the veneered teeth are virtually indistinguishable from the others.

In spite of their delicate-sounding name, porcelain veneers are extremely durable when bonded to the surface of natural teeth. You can treat them like regular teeth. Plus their smooth surface makes them almost impervious to further staining.