Most people have heard of porcelain veneers, but what about composite veneers? What are they? Do they offer the same kind of protection and aesthetic look as a porcelain veneer?
What is a Dental Veneer?
A dental veneer is a thin layer or shell of a tooth-colored material — either porcelain or a composite resin — that is used to cover the surface of a tooth in order to improve the tooth’s appearance, color, and shape. Veneers are used to correct a number of minor issues including spaces in between teeth, crooked or oddly shaped teeth, or permanently stained teeth. Veneers are used for cosmetic purposes only and are typically not used to correct major issues such as nerve issues, overbites, underbites, or jaw misalignment.