A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material that is put onto the front of the tooth to make it look better. This is done because the tooth might have been damaged by decay or an accident, or might be badly discoloured.
Veneers can greatly improve your appearance. They hide imperfections, and you lose very little natural tooth material.
Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite filling material.
The direct composite veneer uses different material than the normal (porcelain) veneer.
The composite veneer is not as strong as the porcelain veneer but the composite veneer is better restored if fractures or wear occurs.