Veneers are paper-thin, translucent ceramic or plastic bowls. These are glued to the tooth and thus obscure "unsightly" places. Veneers are usually applied to the incisors. They cover discoloration perfectly, are ideal for supplying broken corners, can create new tooth shapes and are hardly distinguishable from natural teeth. An advantage of veneers over crowns is that significantly less healthy tooth substance has to be abraded to stick the veneer.