These are thin shells of porcelain, which are bonded onto the front of the teeth. A bit like a false fingernail. The teeth are usually lightly prepared (ie; a small amount is taken off the front surface and off the length to accommodate the new porcelain of the veneer. Veneers are used to cover unsightly stained fillings, stained teeth, crooked teeth, mis-shaped teeth. They are a very conservative means of making a smile beautiful. Veneers can take away the need for orthodontic (braces) treatment, for patients who do not want the lengthy treatment time or unsightly nature of braces. By placing veneers on your front teeth, quite crooked and mis-shaped teeth can be made to look beautiful and even.