Veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures performed in the U.S. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain (and less commonly, resin) that is placed over the front of a tooth to restore its size, shape, and color. Dental veneers can be used to correct a wide variety of cosmetic issues, including broken or chipped teeth, teeth gaps, and stained or severely discolored teeth. Veneers are permanent because the natural tooth must be altered or filed down to adhere the veneer using dental cement. While a patient can have a single veneer placed, most often, patients interested in significant restoration will have multiple veneers put on. Veneers give teeth the smooth, shiny, uniform look that celebrities often have; this is usually because they also have veneers. Patients can choose bright, white veneers or veneers with a more natural color to achieve their aesthetic goals.