The word “veneers” has become a common term in dentistry over that past decade. Some people associate porcelain veneers with Hollywood movie stars while others have friends who have had a “smile makeover.” These cosmetic restorations are used to correct chipped, worn-down, decayed or stained teeth and are able to correct undesirable spaces or alignment of teeth. Unfortunately, most people do not realize what is involved when porcelain veneers are performed or even some of the real reasons of why they are used in dentistry.