How are composite resin veneers put on teeth?

Steps to place composite resin veneers (made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded onto the tooth) include:
  1. After the tooth is prepared or reshaped, the dentist carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material in a shade that is best for you.
  2. A special light is used to harden the composite and bond it to your tooth.
  3. The veneer is smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth.

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