Dental veneers are called as porcelain veneers or laminates. These are thin, custom made tooth colored shell like coverings bonded on individual teeth to alter shape, size, color and alignment of imperfect teeth.
Dental veneers can be made of tooth colored composite or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are custom made cap like structures fabricated in the laboratory that are indirectly bonded to the tooth structure.
Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers are directly bonded to the tooth surface by carefully sculpting composite on the tooth. Considering patient’s expectations from the treatment and the dental issue, dentist will decide on what type of dental veneer will achieve the patient’s cosmetic goals.