First, your dentist will remove a small amount of the tooth surface to permit placement of the veneer. Then an impression is taken of the tooth and sent to the dental laboratory. The dental veneer is then made to fit the tooth and mouth. Finally, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with resin cement.
On average, cosmetic veneers and crowns last about 10-15 years. Of course, veneers, like natural teeth, are still susceptible to damage.