Two options – composite or porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material.
Porcelain veneers are more durable, they last about 7-15 years. They resist stains significantly better than composite veneers and provides the most natural appearance. They are custom fabricated to fit individual teeth and made in a laboratory.
A composite resin is performed by a dentist, who sculpts the material in thin layers on the tooth, which is an advantage, as they often can be done at a regular dental visit.
Composite resin veneers are less expensive, but is not as durable (2-5 years) or long lasting as porcelain veneers and will result in higher costs over time.
To correct minor damage to a tooth (chipped tooth), composite repair is usually the best treatment option as it affects the affects the natural tooth structure to a minimum extent.