Dental veneers can be used to transform crooked, stained, damaged or badly worn teeth into a brand new, straight, white smile. Veneers are thin shells of tooth-coloured material usually porcelain. They are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands. Veneers are less destructive to teeth than crowns but this is still a process which requires the removal of tooth material and as such is non-reversable. Veneers may not be as strong as crowns and may not always be a suitable option. Your dentist will be happy to discuss whether porcelain veneers are suitable.