What are veneers? A veneer is a layer of material placed mostly over the front surface of a tooth. Veneers can drastically improve smile aesthetic while also protecting the tooth's surface from damage. It's important to remember that not everyone is a candidate for veneers. You may not always get your desired results with veneers if trying to correct short teeth, a gummy smile, over-crowding, or a non-ideal bite. Our dentists would be glad to help you find other options to help you achieve your desired goals.