Your dentist begins placing the veneer by buffing away a tiny amount of the enamel on the teeth that need treatment. The reason that your dentist does this is to create space for the porcelain laminates. Once this is done, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth so it can be sent to a dental lab. Once at the lab, a technician creates your restorations according to the shape, colour and size that you choose. Sometimes patients are provided with temporary veneers while they're waiting for the permanent ones to be finished. Your dentist uses a strong bonding material to attach them to your teeth once the veneers are back from the lab.