Porcelain veneers (also referred to as dental laminates), are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth.
They’re generally about 0.5 to 0.6 mm thick. That’s about 1/2 the thickness of a dime or twice the thickness of an eggshell.
The primary purpose for placing veneers is to improve the appearance of teeth.
They are routinely use as a way of making changes for those that are discolored, worn, chipped, or slightly misaligned.