Veneers are used to improve the shape and appearance of healthy teeth, or the spacing between them. Made of porcelain or composite resin, veneers are resistant and natural-looking. Unlike crowns, which completely cover a tooth, veneers are affixed to the front of a tooth. As a cosmetic restoration, they are used on the top and bottom teeth that are visible when you smile.

When veneers are made of porcelain, they resemble a thin shell that hugs the shape of your teeth. Composite resin veneers are made of several layers of material; each one is hardened using light then formed to the shape of your tooth.