Porcelain veneers are thin castings of porcelain that are permanently bonded to anterior teeth usually to brighten your smile. Veneers are also placed to brighten discolored or chipped front teeth. They may also be used to align crooked teeth, or close a space for aesthetic reasons. Porcelain veneers are placed when orthodontic treatment (braces) is not an option for straightening and aligning front teeth. Porcelain veneers are one of the highest aesthetic procedures performed in dentistry today and this procedure may be advised for aesthetics-seeking patients.