A dental veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain or composite material that is placed on the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. It looks and feels like a natural tooth and is used to fix a variety of dental imperfections, such as chips, cracks, gaps, discolouration or teeth that are uneven or misshapen. Dental veneers can also make teeth appear straighter and more aligned without having to undergo orthodontic treatment. The veneer is custom-made to fit your tooth perfectly and is bonded onto the tooth with a special type of dental adhesive.