Veneers are strong thin pieces of ceramic or resin material that are bonded to the teeth, cosmetically giving a whiter brighter smile. They are used to repair chips or cracks, hide discolored teeth, change the shape of teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth. Very little tooth structure is removed to prepare the teeth for veneers as they cover only the front of the tooth and are often an alternative to crowns. Though not always the best solution for some, this may be your solution to a bright new smile.