Veneers are custom, porcelain facings
that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to whiten
close spaces, straighten teeth, or repair chipped
or worn teeth. The veneers are only about 1 mm thick
thickness of a fingernail). That same thickness is "shaved"
off the natural tooth surface so when the
veneer is bonded
to the tooth, the tooth doesn't feel or look "thicker".