Laminates and veneers are both types of dental restorations that are used to improve the appearance of teeth. They are thin layers of material that are applied to the front surface of the tooth to change its color, shape or size.
Laminates are also known as direct veneers. They are made of a tooth-colored composite resin material and are applied to the tooth in the dental office in a single visit. They are used to change the shape, color or size of teeth, and to fix minor chips and cracks.
Veneers, on the other hand, are also known as indirect veneers. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory and are made of porcelain. They are very thin and are applied to the tooth after the dentist has removed a small amount of tooth structure. They are used to change the shape, color or size of teeth, and to fix minor chips and cracks. Veneers are more durable and have a better color match than composite laminates and they are also resistant to staining.
Both Laminates and Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth, but veneers are more durable and have a better color match than laminates.