A veneer is a layer of material placed over the tooth in order to improve aesthetics and protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Unlike a crown which covers the entire tooth, a veneer only covers the surface (similar to the way a false fingernail covers the surface of a nail). Starting at $200 per tooth, porcelain veneers are popular amongst celebrities, providing parents with a perfect, white smile. As well as aesthetic benefits, porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting, and due to the material they do not stain easily and can be easily maintained.