A veneer is a tooth-colored shell that covers the front side of your tooth. You might be interested in veneers if you have chipped, stained, crooked or decayed teeth. Dr. Tinkle will first make a model of your teeth before he crafts veneers that will fit your teeth perfectly. A small amount of enamel has to be removed from your tooth before a veneer can be added. Once a veneer is on, it won't come off. You might be encouraged to stay away from drinks that could stain your veneers (like red wine and tea) so the shells continue to blend in well with your other teeth.