Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are ultra-thin shells made of porcelain bonded to the front of the teeth. This creates cosmetically improves the condition of the tooth or teeth that are worn, misaligned, chipped, or discolored. Porcelain veneers have two great advantages that place them high above other types of cosmetic dental bonding. The first advantage is that they create an extremely “life-like” tooth. The enamel of a tooth is nearly translucent which means the inner color is what gives them the color. When a porcelain veneer is placed on a tooth, the outer discoloring is removed, and the veneer allows the inner coloring that perfectly matches the other teeth to shine through. The second advantage of porcelain veneers is that they resist staining. Many people seek this procedure because they have habits involving coffee, red wine, cigarettes, or others that discolor teeth. Porcelain is a glass-like material, and thus, not even slightly porous to cause new accumulating stains.