Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain that are custom made to go on front teeth. Veneers can completely transform your teeth and smile. Veneers can fix the appearance of crooked teeth, severely stained teeth, chipped teeth, teeth with gaps, and many other dental flaws. The placement of veneers is generally a two-visit process that requires the dentist to prepare the teeth by removing some of the enamel to ensure that the veneer fits and looks natural. An impression will also be taken to determine the size and shape of the veneers. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where they will create a custom porcelain veneer. During your second visit to the dentist, the veneer will be placed by bonding it to the existing the teeth to give you an even more beautiful smile. After receiving veneers, your dentist will usually recommend a night guard or occlusal guard to protect your veneers from grinding or cleaning during sleep. You must also maintain great oral hygiene. Your new porcelain veneers should be treated like normal teeth and your dentist will give you special instructions on how to brush and floss your new veneers.