What is Veneering?

Veneer is a thin layer of restorative material place over a tooth surface to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damaged tooth surface.

There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth by using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

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