Dental veneers are thin layers of ceramic or composite that are placed on the front part of the teeth in order to correct defects in the size, shape or colour of the teeth or deformed or eroded enamel. Dental veneers are made from either ceramic or composite, depending on the characteristics of each case.
Porcelain has the ideal characteristics as a restorative material for more complex aesthetic cases. The different shades of porcelain are mixed manually, with artistic skill, by the laboratory technician until they achieve a similar appearance, texture and translucency to the natural tooth. Dental porcelain is a highly polished material that is resistant to external staining and so the colour of the new smile will last over time.