Porcelain laminate veneers are probably the most aesthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction ( approximately .5 mm ) in facial side (front) only of the teeth, and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than a crown. Veneers allow us to alter tooth position, shape, size and color.
They are not the only alternative for all aesthetic abnormalities but are truly a remarkable restoration when they are the treatment of choice.
The laboratory time required for the fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate Veneer is approximately one week. Due to the minimal amount of tooth reduction, it is usually not necessary to fabricate any type of temporary restoration. Should a temporary be needed, they can, in most circumstances, be made at the time of treatment.