A veneer is a thin layer of material that is either directly built up in the mouth or indirectly fabricated in a dental laboratory by a dental technician which is then later placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect damage to a tooth’s surface.
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
A composite veneer may be directly built up and placed, or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using resin cement. In comparison, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
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