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What are dental veneers made of?

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Dental veneers are made of either porcelain or resin composite material, according to WebMD. The selected dental veneer material is a thin shell in a natural tooth color.

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What are dental veneers made of?
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Each type of veneer material comes with pros and cons to consider before choosing the best type. Porcelain tends to look more natural because of the way it reflects light similar to a tooth, notes WebMD. Porcelain also resists stains better than resin. Veneers made from resin are thinner than porcelain. This reduces the amount of the actual tooth that the practitioner removes before applying the veneers.

Resin veneers often only require one appointment for the process, states Oral-B. Porcelain veneers may require multiple visits to remove part of the tooth, make impressions, apply the veneers and follow up to ensure proper placement.

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