Dental veneer is a thin porcelain layer custom-designed to cover the outer surface of a tooth to change the colour, size or shape of a tooth to a more aesthetic look. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, dental veneers can also serve a practical role by protecting the surface of the damaged tooth. The two most common materials for making of dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain veneers.
Composite veneers may be installed in a single session, while porcelain veneers require a second visit for fitting. Of the two options, porcelain veneer are longer lasting.