A porcelain veneer is indicated when a portion of the front surface of the tooth needs a "face lift". Similar to composite bonding, veneers are attached directly to the existing tooth structure. We treat the surface of the tooth with a special conditioner to prepare it to receive the veneer. A tooth-colored liquid bonding material is then applied to the tooth surface, to help the veneer adhere.
Veneers are also used to cover stains and close spaces between teeth.