What are they?
There are two types of dental veneers: composite, which are made by the dentist in the surgery using a direct technique; and porcelain—made by a dental technician and cemented in place by the dentist.
What is the difference?
Composite veneers are made without cutting down or reshaping the tooth. They can be repaired when chipped or stained, and can be completed in one visit.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can be longer lasting and may provide a better result, but require the tooth structure to be cut. Completing porcelain veneers also requires multiple visits to the dentist.
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