What is a veneer?
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come.
Types of Veneers
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.