A dental veneer is a bespoke thin porcelain cover, which fits over the front of your tooth, it is similar to a false finger nail. Dental Veneers can be used to improve the look of your teeth if you have: Stained or discoloured teeth (alternative you may want ask about tooth whitening). Porcelain veneers can totally transform your smile. Not only can they give you the perfect colour and brightness, but you can also change the shape of your teeth, close spaces, fix chips, straighten teeth that are crooked - its like instant orthodontics. An added benefit is, porcelain doesnt stain, so you can drink coffee, tea and red wine without worries. They are the sure fast way to getting a movie-star smile for those of us who were not born with one, The preparation of a Dental Veneer involves losing precious enamel, with his in mind the dentist will discuss the other options with you too. Good oral hygiene is essential in ensuring that your veneer continues to look good and the surrounding gums are kept healthy.