Veneers are a thin layer of material (composite or porcelain) that is placed on a tooth to improve esthetics or protect a damaged surface. Most veneers are made by a dental technician in a dental laboratory and cemented onto the teeth by your dentist. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Veneers are virtually stain resistant as well. So bring on the coffee, tea and wine. They also appear as healthy white enamel with beauty unsurpassed by any other restoration.