A veneer is a thin porcelain covering placed over the facing of a tooth to enhance its color and shape. When veneers are placed on adjacent teeth, crowding and malalignment can be corrected or erased. Because porcelain veneers are carefully sculpted and shaped, many people feel they have gone through instant orthodontics. Porcelian Veneers have a longevity of at least ten to 15 years due to the strength of the porcelain and the extreme thinness of the cement. To achieve the best depth of color translucency and iridescence, the structure of the teeth to be veneered must be reduced both facially and in length approximately half a millimeter. Veneers should wrap around the chewing edge and go interproximally between teeth to create life-like translucency and contour. If patients are interested in bleaching or tooth whitening, this should be achieved prior to veneering, as restorations will not whiten.