Veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside, visible area of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. To create a veneer, the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth is given a temporary covering. Two weeks later, the temporaries are removed and the veneers is bonded to the teeth, enhancing your smile. Veneers are usually not recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.