Dental veneers improve the appearance of teeth by covering the visible front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay. Our dentists can complete a porcelain veneer treatment in just a couple office visits. With proper care and good oral hygiene, a veneer has a lifespan of 5-10 years. A veneer is often prescribed for a tooth that is discolored or stained, worn down, chipped, or broken, or misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped. Additionally, it may also be prescribed to “fill the gap” between two otherwise healthy teeth.