These wafer-thin shells, made from porcelain bonded to the front of a tooth, cover teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, cracked or even misaligned or have gaps between them. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth, and then a mold of the way your teeth will look once the veneers are placed is created. The mold is then sent to a dental lab where the veneers are made. Once they are returned to your dentist’s office, your dentist will use a special cement to apply the veneer to your tooth or teeth. Once the veneer is placed and both you and your dentist are happy with the way it looks, a special light is used to harden the cement and permanently attached the veneer to your tooth.