Veneers, commonly known as shells, are thin, semi-translucent laminates. Permanently bonded to your own teeth, they mask tooth imperfections, such as, tooth discoloration, chips and misalignment. Veneers reshape damaged teeth, often leaving them looking better than the originals. Dental veneers are less invasive alternatives compared to dental crowns; however, since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong as the supporting tooth, crowns provide an excellent alternative when the tooth structure and/or strength is questionable. In some cases, composite bonding can be an alternative to porcelain veneers or to porcelain crowns as they are less invasive. Porcelain veneers are unmatched in their ability to create an instant Smile makeover.