If you are having indirect composite veneers made, your dentist will prep your teeth and take impressions to use as a guide to make your veneers. They may be made by hand or with a 3D printer. Once they are ready, your dentist will cement them onto your teeth, make any small adjustments, and give them a final polish.
The process for porcelain veneers is very similar to that of indirect composite veneers. The same impressions are taken after the teeth are prepared, and after they are made, they are cemented into place. Porcelain veneers are generally stronger than composite veneers and tend to repel stain better than composite resin material.
Regardless of your new veneers’ material, there are a few things to keep in mind after they are in place. Veneers can chip or crack. Try to avoid biting your fingernails and biting into things like hard candy and ice. Regular exams are also important to ensure the veneers are tight against the teeth and free from small fractures.