Porcelain veneers are thin shells of fired porcelain that are placed on the front and side surfaces of the teeth. Offering a natural look and feel, veneers allow the cosmetic dentist to dramatically change the length, width, color and shape of a tooth. They are the cosmetic dentist's greatest tool for enhancing a smile. Versatile and strong, porcelain veneers are used for a variety of smile enhancements, from complete smile makeovers to repairing a chipped tooth. Restoring teeth to their natural beauty, veneers also resist staining, creating an enduring white, bright stright smile.