Veneers are tooth colored shells affixed to teeth to improve their overall appearance. They are typically made from porcelain, which is ideal for correcting aesthetic issues and can last nearly 2 decades with proper maintenance. Veneers are highly effective at addressing cosmetic concerns, including chipping, discoloration, gaps, and misshapen teeth. In addition, porcelain veneers mesh well with adjacent teeth and gums and are unlikely to produce complications during treatment. To ensure your veneers achieve a long life span, avoid chewing on hard objects like pen caps or eating with your front teeth whenever possible. If you clench or grind your teeth at night, consider investing in a retainer to prevent premature deterioration.