If a person has badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening, gaps between the teeth that they want covered up, or damaged teeth that are badly worn or chipped and broken, they may seek veneers as a form of cosmetic dentistry to give them a uniform looking smile. Veneers are thin laminates or shells of tooth coloured material which are fixed onto the front surface of the tooth to improve their aesthetic appearance.

Veneers can be made of porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material and the most popular used by many surgeons around the world is porcelain, as they are stronger and more durable, as well as offering a more natural appearance.