Porcelain veneers or laminates are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are thin and made from ceramic or composite materials. They are shaded and molded to look like natural teeth.
Two benefits of porcelain over resin veneers are that they mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth better than resin, and are more stain resistant.
The two benefits that resin have over porcelain veneers are that they are much thinner and require less tooth removal to place. However, your dentist will discuss with you which type of veneer will be best suited for your needs.
Veneers are designed to correct problems with your smile. They hide stains and discoloration, repair the look of teeth that are worn down, cracked, or chipped, and make teeth look more uniform by altering their size and shape. They make a crooked tooth look straight and can be used to close gaps between teeth.
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