Dental veneers also known as laminates are thin, wafer like shells which help restore your teeth in minimally invasive way or improve appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will bond these veneers on front surface of your teeth in order to change their shape, size, color, length best suited for your specific requirements.
Veneers make your smile look naturally healthy, as they are extremely thin and held by a special strong dental based adhesive. These laminates usually require very little or sometimes no grinding of your teeth at all.
The dental care provider may advice you these if you have cosmetic concerns like broken or chipped tooth, severe teeth discoloration, misaligned, uneven and irregular shape of teeth, gaps in between teeth and so on.
Mostly these restorations can last for more than ten years, but you should always remember to practice a proper oral care routine for its longevity.
The other alternatives to veneers like bonding might not be that aesthetically pleasing for few of us, whereas a dental crown will require a more extensive tooth preparation compared with laminates / veneers.