In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of the tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory. The fabricated veneer is later bonded to the tooth, typically with a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
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