Composite veneers are a more cost effective, versatile, and less invasive alternative to porcelain veneers. They serve the same purpose, though instead of a cover being attached, the tooth is reconstructed through a build up of composite filling material. As well as serving aesthetic and functional purposes to the same degree as porcelain veneers, composite veneers are much more flexible and versatile because they can be repaired, altered or re-done at any time.
This means that the colour can be subject to change (if the surrounding teeth are either whitened or become darker), the shape can be changed (if the patient desires) and they can be polished if dull or discoloured. Composite veneers are commonly done in conjunction with restorations and/or repairs on the front teeth.